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Funfetti Cake Batter Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
These funfetti cupcakes are perfectly dense yet light, and packed with all that amazing cake batter flavor! Plus, the frosting is to die for!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: funfetti cupcakes
Servings: 12 -14 Funfetti Cupcakes
Author: A Latte Food
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • Vanilla Buttercream:
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temp
  • 3-4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, half-and-half, or whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt to offset sweetness
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Next, add in canola oil and sugar. Mix until combined. The mixture will seem gritty, but that's okay. Allow the butter mix to reach room temperature (set it aside for 5-10 minutes), or power chill it in the fridge for a couple of minutes.
  2. Once it has cooled down, add the egg, sour cream, milk, and extracts in the butter mix. Once combined, add in flour mixture. When that combines, add in the sprinkles and mix until just combined, otherwise the sprinkles will bleed too much.
  3. Pour into muffin tins, filling each cup a little over 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  1. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Next, add in powdered sugar a cup at a time. I usually start with 3 cups, then add in the cream and vanilla. Once combined, I check to see if the consistency is correct. If it’s too runny, add in the rest of the powdered sugar 1/4 c at a time. If too thick, add in a bit more cream.
  2. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with sprinkles!
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Taste of Home.