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How to Bake Funfetti Cupcakes

I don’t tend to bake cupcakes very often, as I really struggle with buttercream, but I’m hoping that more practice means it’ll get better. In all fairness these Funfetti ones turned out a lot better than the Raspberry ones I made last year.

I got this recipe from Zoella, whilst following her YouTube video, but I did it a little differently, due to not using a mixer.

Funfetti is a shorter and probably a better way of saying vanilla cupcake packed with sprinkles.

The sprinkles I used are from Tesco so not as bright as the ones Zoella used. They also seem to be a lot more blue/ green, which looks rather unfortunate. If you’re after brighter ones, I think Amazon is your only option, as ours in the UK seem to be rather dull.



125g Unsalted Butter

2 Large Free Range Eggs

125g Caster Sugar

125g Self Raising Flour

1/4 teaspoon of bicarbonate soda

1 1/2 tablespoons of milk

1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

As many sprinkles as you want


335g Icing Sugar

150g Unsalted Butter

1 – 2 tablespoons of whole milk

1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract

Sprinkle to top!


1 . Preheat the oven to 170 Celsius /338 Fahrenheit / Gas Mark 3. Prep the cupcake tray with the cases. I actually ran out of the cupcake cases and had to use muffin ones for some.

2 . Cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.

3. Add the eggs and mix. Then add the Vanilla extract and mix again.

4. Fold in the flour and bicarbonate soda, and slowly add the milk until the batter is smooth. Once everything is mixed add as many sprinkles as you like.

5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and leave them to bake for 13 minutes. The recipe states 20 minutes, but I found them to be perfect after around 13; it’s all about how long your oven has had to preheat.

6. Leave them to cool before applying the buttercream.


1. In a bowl cream together the butter and icing sugar.

2. Mix them together and then add the milk to make the texture a little thinner

3. Add the vanilla extract and mix together

4. Pipe the buttercream onto the cakes and finish with sprinkles

There you have it, you’ve now got Funfetti cupcakes! Unfortunately the one I halved didn’t look very Funfetti, so Amazon is probably the best place to go to get better sprinkles.

Have you tried these before?

Thank you for reading!



  1. Emily
    19th August 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Love your bakes Hannah! I’ve not made them before but Funfetti Cupcakes are such an easy way to create something cute and totally delicious! You’ve definitely made me crave cupcakes now!

    Musings & More

    • 19th August 2018 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you! It’s just a different way of sprucing up, what is basically a vanilla cupcake haha, and sorry about that!xx

  2. 19th August 2018 / 7:02 pm

    These cupcakes look delicious! I definitely wanna try out this recipe now! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


    • 19th August 2018 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you! They’re definitely worth a try, and simple to make too! No problem, thank you for stopping by xx

  3. 19th August 2018 / 9:30 pm

    Great post! These look delicious, I saw Zoe make these in that same video but never got around to making them myself, might have to give them a try soon x

    • 19th August 2018 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you! I suddenly thought about it the other day, as I always said I would make them, but never did. Hope you love them if you give them a go xx

  4. 19th August 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Your baking posts always make me so hungry! These look so good and easy to make. I don’t think I’ve ever had funfetti cupcakes before, so I’ll to give them a try soon x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    • 19th August 2018 / 11:56 pm

      Haha sorry about that! They are definitely on the simple side, and I hope you love them if you give them a go xx

    • 20th August 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you! I hope you love them too xx

    • 20th August 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you! It really was, and I hope you enjoy them xx

  5. DarriyanCateland
    20th August 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Aren’t these the cutest little cupcakes ever! Love them! I’ll definitely be trying this!

    Darriyan x | http://www.darriyancateland.co.uk

    • 20th August 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Glad you think so! I hope you love them too, if you give them a go xx

  6. 20th August 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Thank you for the yummy recipe, I want to bake these cuties right away 😊
    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

    • 21st August 2018 / 11:21 pm

      No problem, I hope you have fun baking them xx

    • 21st August 2018 / 11:23 pm

      Thank you so much! Definitely need to keep at it, and it’s so rewarding to see progress xx

  7. Yiota
    21st August 2018 / 9:57 am

    I used to bake cupcakes all the time but now I don’t have much time!!! I want to get back to baking in fall and this is a recipe I will try for sure!!


    • 21st August 2018 / 11:24 pm

      It can be hard to fit baking in, but it’s so rewarding too. I hope you manage to get back into it xx

  8. 26th August 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Ooh my gosh these cakes look so delicious! I thought they’d be harder to make too, I definitely need to try them for myself xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

    • 27th August 2018 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you so much, glad you think so! They’re definitely really simple for what they are xx

    • 22nd October 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you think so. Oh don’t worry I’m awful at buttercream too haha! Thank you xx

    • 22nd October 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you like them xx

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