Tuesday, August 19, 2014

a little extra fun...

It's the middle of the week and the school year is already off and running for many kids (meaning I'm busier than ever with my REAL job).  It's an adjustment to be back at work again now that things are busy, so we need a little mid-week pick me up.

What better than a super fun and easy recipe that is just plain delicious? 

We made this a few weeks ago to celebrate my cute little niece and her big birthday #3.  It was our first go at homemade funfetti and we'll never go back to the box.  It was so tasty I knew we'd make it again soon.
 So here goes!

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
  • 1 and 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 6oz. greek yogurt  (we used vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sprinkles (must use jimmies - NOT non-pariels)
And to perfectly top 'em off...
Vanilla Buttercream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • a splash of milk, heavy cream or half + half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. 
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Whisk sugars and melted butter until it's lump free. Whisk in egg, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract until combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until relatively smooth.  Gently stir in sprinkles, being careful not to overmix.
Spoon batter into greased cupcake (or cake) pan. Bake for approx. 13 minutes.  Allow to cool.

To make the buttercream, beat butter with mixer until smooth and creamy (2-3 minutes). Add powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla extract with the mixer running. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes.

When cupcakes have cooled frost away and top with sprinkles!
 Oh, so tasty!


  1. Whitney,
    I stumbled across your blog via Pinterest where I found your play kitchen remodel. Your blog posts are so inspirational! Thank you so, so much for it. I also loved how you remodeled your "real" kitchen and the front porch. Just amazing!
    I am on to try the rainbow rice for my toddler girl next.
    Love from Germany,

  2. How sweet, would it be all right to do this for Christmas?