Baking | Funfetti Cupcakes

May 22, 2016

Funfetti Cupcake

Hello Everyone!

Today I thought I’d share with you a super easy recipe for some funfetti cupcakes! If you’ve never heard of these, it’s basically a vanilla cupcake with colourful sprinkles inside the sponge, topped with vanilla buttercream and more sprinkles!Β 

You can use any recipe you like for the cupcakes, I used a good old recipe from BBC Good Food (here) as they are my go to place for recipes for everything and tweaked it to suit! Although I’ve heard they are taking a lot of their recipes off the website! πŸ™

Funfetti Cupcake 2

Makes 12 cupcakes

You will need:

For the cupcakes:

110g butter (room temperature)

110g caster sugar

2 free range eggs (lightly beaten)

1 tsp vanilla extract

110g self raising flour

1-2 tbsp milk

Rainbow sprinkles (enough to make colourful)

For the buttercream (as a guide – see below):

140g butter, softened

280g icing sugar

1-2 tbsp milk (optional)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Sprinkles to put on top


  1. Start off by preheating your oven to 180c and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2. Cream the butter and the add in the sugar and mix together until pale. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and then add in the vanilla extract.

3. Fold in the flour and add a little milk until everything is combined and of a dropping consistency.

4. Mix in the sprinkles, this part depends on if you’d like it really colourful or just a little bit, so add in however much to suit.

5. Spoon in the mixture to the cases and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden on top and a skewer comes out clean when inserted to the middle of the cake.Β Once cooked, leave them to cool for 10 minutes then remove them from the muffin tray and pop on a wire rack to cool.

Funfetti Cupcake 3

For the buttercream, I used the above as a guide to make the right amount for my cupcakes. I like my buttercream to be really thick and creamy. Start off by creaming the butter in a large bowl and then add in half of your icing sugar. This point you’d also add a tbsp of milk too but I skipped this part!

1. Beat until all smooth, and then add the rest of the icing sugar and more milk if necessary until creamy. If you’re unhappy with the thickness of your buttercream at this stage, keep adding more icing sugar a little at a time being careful not to add too much.

2. Finally! Spoon your buttercream into a piping bag and top your cakes, followed by more sprinkles!

You should now have some pretty little colourful cupcakes which are perfect for any occasion! I think next time I’m going to try make a funfetti birthday cake.

You could tweak this recipe a bit, maybe add some food colouring to your buttercream or instead of putting the sprinkles on the top of the buttercream, you could mix it in!

I hope you enjoy the recipe and if you make them make sure you show me on twitter or instagram!

Sophie x


  • Sabrina @ The Mummy Stylist

    May 23, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I haven’t made cupcakes in ages, you’ve put me in the mood now! Off to get done rainbow sprinkles tomorrow! X

    1. Sophie Allan

      May 23, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I was wanting to make them for ages! I’m so happy with how they turned out. Enjoy! πŸ™‚ x

  • The London Mum

    May 23, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    They look so beautiful! I love the colour through the cake!

    1. Sophie Allan

      May 23, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      I was so happy with how bright the colours were! I’ve been wanting to make them for so long! X

  • Ally Mother Under Measure

    May 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I love these! I’ts my little ones birthday on Thursday so I think I may spend tomorrow baking some of these!! x

    1. Sophie Allan

      May 24, 2016 at 11:48 am

      They’re cute aren’t they! And happy birthday to your little one πŸ™‚ x

  • Harriet @LifeWithMrsLee

    May 24, 2016 at 10:07 am

    These look fab! I think my two year old would love making these as they are so bright and fun. Where did you get the super bright sprinkles from? XO

    1. Sophie Allan

      May 24, 2016 at 11:51 am

      I got these off my boyfriends mum, we think they’re from a little shop in Northallerton as they seem to be an American brand, dr oetker have some bright ones that are apparently sour but I tried them on top of some cakes once and they were fine!

      Other place is online baking shops! I think they’re hard to get cause of the colouring in them! I’ll have to check the brand these are when I get home and let you know! X

  • Alexandra | I’m Every Mum

    May 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

    These looks great and the recipe looks easy to adapt too. So lovely and colourful. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sophie Allan

      May 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Thank you for reading! Enjoy if you make them! X

  • Lola

    May 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Oh looks so so yummy ! I must try it πŸ™‚
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    1. Sophie Allan

      May 31, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚ x

  • Fritha Strickland

    May 29, 2016 at 8:30 am

    wow these look so good and so fun to make too, Wilf and I used to bake a lot together but haven’t much since the baby arrived, you’ve reminded me to! x

    1. Sophie Allan

      May 31, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      They are great fun! I think it would be quite cool to make a funfetti birthday cake too! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ x

  • The L’s Mum

    May 30, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Oh my these look delicious. It’s my son’s birthday this week so the perfect time to utilise this recipe so he has something nice to send into nursery. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sophie Allan

      May 31, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Aw, happy birthday to him! Hope you enjoy the recipe πŸ™‚ thanks for visiting x

  • Jemima

    March 19, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Where did you get the sprinkles? I have bought them in the major supermarkets but the colour is only on the outside and white inside, so the colours disappear after baking.

    1. Sophie Allan

      April 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      They are from amazon πŸ™‚ x

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