Kat’s Top-Secret (Homemade) Funfetti Cupcake Recipe

Hmm, so I couldn’t decide which one to post first for my three-part date night series, so after going through pics these stood out! Obviously…

On days when I’m not craving red velvet (I love me my red velvet!), funfetti cupcakes are my second indulgence. I love sprinkles! And no, it’s not that little cupcakery in Bev. Hills that I’m always talking to death raving about.

My mind is always in a million other places when I blog, le sigh… But back to my point! I have a huge sprinkle obsession! There’s just something about biting into a cake and seeing specs of colorful sprinkles all throughout, it. just. makes. me. smile, period.

I hate leaving you in suspense, so without further ado, my-go-to-ultra-top-secret-cupcake-recipe-that-everything-loves-and-everyone-believes-I-slaved-all-day-in-a-hot-kitchen-baking (ie, best baking shortcut ever!), keep on reading…

Yes, it’s Pillsbury Funfetti mix with my new favorite frosting from Trader Joe’s (or we can call him Baker Josef’s for you fancy folks)! :)

It’s insanely easy to whip up! Just add eggs, oil and water! I do recommend adding a bit more sprinkles to the batter because well, when it comes to sprinkles, more is always better!

I probably ate one too many spoonfuls of cupcake batter…

In and out of the oven in no time…

While the cupcakes were cooling…

I quickly whipped up my fancy Baker Josef Vanilla Frosting mix! This is probably one of my new favorite frostings! It’s a bit pricier (and you get less) than your average store-bought can frosting but it tastes very homemade and not too overpoweringly sweet.

I also ate spoonfuls of the frosting too, hehe :).

BAKER’S TIP If your frosting is a bit too runny, a great tip is to put the frosting in the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen up. But if you’re in a rush like me, throw in a couple spoonfuls (one at a time) of confectioner’s sugar and mix. That should remedy you’re runny frosting situation.

Oh, I don’t think I showed you my gorgeous cupcake liners of cupcakes lol.

And I finally got a cupcake decorating kit!!!

I went for the classic swirl :)

BAKER’S TIP Another tip for when you’re super rushed for time (like me) is when you’ve finally achieved stiffer frosting, frost them and immediately put the frosted cupcakes in the freezer so they don’t melt down on you (especially on an abnormally hot Spring day!). 

I just love how stiff, cold, and extra yummy the frosting is when it comes straight out of the fridge. In fact,cupcakes taste best out of the fridge! Don’t you? :)

Sprinkles makes a really great cupcake mix too! They taste exactly like the real thing! And I hear Ina Garten makes a really mean red velvet one too! That’s on my list of must-gets! Do you have any favorite box mixes?

Hope you all have a wonderful day! xoxo, kat

PS, I know you’re wondering how is this homemade, err I assembled made it at home :)

Stay tuned for PW’s sesame noodles and Snixy Kitchen’s lemon ginger chicken, all sooooo good!

11 thoughts on “Kat’s Top-Secret (Homemade) Funfetti Cupcake Recipe

  1. I’ve made Ina’s red velvet before! It was so good! I made some cupcakes and some cake pops!

    An I wish I had a trader joes! The closest one is 2 hours and I never remember to go there! Haha

  2. I’ve made Ina’s red velvet before! It was so good! I made some cupcakes and some cake pops!

    An I wish I had a trader joes! The closest one is 2 hours and I never remember to go there! Haha

  3. Now your talkin! Love those cupcakes! So festive ; i might do those for Memorial Day with Red white and blue sprinkles – Speaking of Ina…right now i’m making her rhubarb and strawberry crisp and I have a loaf of bread waiting to go into the oven! I’m exhaused and the kitchen looks like a bomb hit it! HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  4. Yes i shouldn’t be taking the time to do it…should be working……but it is so nice and fun to have good things to eat! Thanks again for posting such great stuff for us!

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    going to a well-known blogger should you aren’t already. Cheers!

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