Funfetti Cupcakes

So, um… Recently, there’s been some complaints about my baking… Now, I don’t want to go naming names, or anything, so just follow my eyes…

( 0)  ( 0)   – – ->   {Dave}

Shocking! I know!… And what exactly is his complaint? It’s too brown… Yup, you read that right… “How come everything you bake is brown?,” he says. “No body likes brown,” he says. “You should use more colour,” he says… Of course I handled this with grace and an open mind. *insert sarcastic tone and eye roll*

After I finished pouting, I revisited my more recent posts and have to admit that he’s right. Though the recipes are tasty, the colours emerging from my kitchen have been pretty bland. So today, I hope to dazzle you with a rainbow of sprinkles and sparkly coloured sugar.


Funfetti Cupcakes


Funfetti Cupcakes


Now, we all know that funfetti cakes are a big hit with the kids, but were you aware that adults are not immune to funfettie’s magic? Even my grumpiest co-worker couldn’t resist, and smiled when I brought these babies in!… hmm, maybe Dave is on to something 🙂


Funfetti Cupcakes



Funfetti Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/3 cup Melted Margarine

3/4 cup Sugar

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

6 tbsp Non-Dairy Yogurt (I used coconut)

1/2 cup Non-Dairy Milk (I used almond)

1/3 cup Sprinkles*

Vanilla Frosting

Additional Sprinkles (for decorating)


Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Stir together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.

Combine the melted margarine and sugar. Add the vanilla and yogurt, and beat for 1 – 2 minutes. Mix in the milk. Add the flour mixture and blend just until just smooth.

Stir in sprinkles, taking care to not over mix or the colours will bleed.

Fill lined muffin wells 2/3 full and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow cupcakes to cool in tin for 5 minutes, before transferring to rack.

Cool completely before frosting and decorating (I used a combination of jimmies, nonpareils, and coloured sugar to decorate)

Makes approximately 12 cupcakes.


*Do not use nonpareils (the round sprinkles) in the batter, as they have a tendency to bleed. Use jimmies (the long sprinkles).



18 thoughts on “Funfetti Cupcakes

  1. Ally

    Wow Starr! They are so vibrantly colorful. I would never have thought to add sprinkles to batter.
    Dave might start throwing around a few more ‘comments’ if this is any indication of the inspiration that he provides!

  2. A Tablespoon of Liz

    Brown desserts are the best, because chocolate is brown! Although I will admit, funfetti is one of my favorites. These look so good! I like how you used yogurt in your batter, I haven’t seen that in any funfetti cake batters!

    1. Starr

      HaHa… Liz, that is exactly what I told him! But these are pretty cute, and chocolate funfetti doesn’t really have the same effect 🙂

  3. Maggie Muggins

    Boo Dave, some of the best desserts are brown! Ah well, I’m cool with his compaints if this is the result 🙂 Never had funfetti anything before, but they’re so cute! they make me think of birthday party funtimes.

    1. Starr

      Sometimes, I just don’t get that man. His favorite ice cream is brown, so are his favorite cookies. I mean, he HATES vanilla… *sigh* Men, can be so complicated.

  4. Sophie33

    I made these beauties, dear Starr , on July 22nd because we had to celebrate we had a new king on July 21st!:) King Philip of Belgium! 🙂 My family all loved them so much! 🙂 Very tasty & very colourful indeed! 🙂

    1. Starr

      So many royal babies being born, these days! Sounds like the perfect occasion for these cupcakes. I’m glad your family enjoyed them 🙂

    2. Starr

      Oops! I’m not sure where I got that from, but I would have sworn that I read a new born king… Must have Christmas on the brain… Sorry 🙂

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