Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

by aimee @ shugarysweets on March 26, 2013

A delicious, from scratch, Funfetti Cupcake recipe with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Add a cute PEEP on top for a fun Easter treat!

Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: the PERFECT, from scratch white cake recipe #cupcakes @shugarysweets

Today is a special day. My baby, my youngest baby, turns 9. As in, NINE YEARS OLD.

Did I mention she was my baby? My youngest? And next year that means she will be double digits.

Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: the PERFECT, from scratch white cake recipe #cupcakes @shugarysweets

So we are celebrating with Funfetti Cupcakes! Most of the time, you will find me making cakes and cupcakes from scratch. It’s not that I have anything against a cake mix, I love them. I just never think to buy them. So when the time comes for cupcakes, I rely on some of my favorite scratch recipes.

These are based off my vanilla bean cupcakes. Do you remember those? One of my favorites! I have tried many white cake recipes through the years, and this is hands down my favorite version! It’s so moist, and the crumb is perfect. Seriously. This recipe uses cake flour, which to make the perfect white cake, it really is a must! I wouldn’t make you buy it if I didn’t think it was necessary!

I used to swear by Magnolia’s white cake recipe, but I read a reviewer once say it tasted like corn muffins, and the next time I made it the same thought occurred to me! So, here you go, the perfect white cake recipe, with sprinkles!!

Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: the PERFECT, from scratch white cake recipe #cupcakes @shugarysweets

And to jazz these up a little bit we put some chocolate cream cheese frosting on top. I prefer the big high swirls of frosting.

But my little girl prefers the small swirl and a PEEP. And, since it’s her birthday, she can have the moon, the stars and the PEEPS!

Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: the PERFECT, from scratch white cake recipe #cupcakes @shugarysweets

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Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 30 cupcakes

Ingredients

    For the Cupcakes:
  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 30 PEEPS, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. For the cake, whisk together the egg whites and 1/4 cup of the milk in small bowl until slightly combined. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes on medium. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Slowly in a steady stream add in the egg white mixture. Beat in remaining milk. Slowly fold in sprinkles.
  3. Fill cupcake liners half full with batter and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.
  4. For the frosting, beat butter and cream cheese for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy. Bean in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup and 1 Tbsp milk. Beat for an additional 3-5 minutes, adding more milk to get desired consistency.
  5. Frost cupcakes and top with a PEEP!

Notes

**use the 5 leftover egg yolks to make an easy batch of lemon curd!

http://www.shugarysweets.com/2013/03/funfetti-cupcakes-with-chocolate-cream-cheese-frosting

Want more versions of this delicious cupcake recipe? Yeah, I can do that!

These Lemon Cupcakes are one of my most popular varieties. Using the white cake base, I added fresh lemon to the cupcake and the buttercream. Aren’t they gorgeous? They are delicious too!

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream from www.shugarysweets.com

How about a traditional wedding cake flavor? Almond Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling. By adding almond extract to the white cake recipe (and to the whipped frosting), these will knock your socks off!

Almond Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling

Of course, you may have seen the original Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting. Classic and classy!

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes from www.shugarysweets.com

Still craving cupcakes? Here are a few of my favorites from some of my favorite bloggers:

Sugar and Spice Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction

Maple Cupcakes with Maple Frosting from Buns in my Oven

Easter Bunny Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

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aimee @ shugarysweets March 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Sorry to those of you who commented and they are now gone! Lost a day’s worth of comments in my migration to a new server! thanks for your patience!
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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry March 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Happy Birthday to your daughter! 9 is a great age and some of my favorite memories are from that time period. I love peep on top of the chocolate cream cheese frosting!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 29, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Thanks Nicole, I agree. 9 was an awesome age :)
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Jess @ OnSugarMountain March 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

omg I love love love the Peep on top. Funfetti cupcakes are already one of my favorite types of cupcakes but Peeps are my absolute fave treat ever. I get all the other holiday versions too but they don’t taste nearly as good as niblbing the head off a peep. Erm, ok a little violent but still – they’re asking for it by staring at me with all their marshmallowy goodness.
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

You just crack me up. Please don’t ever stop commenting over here, LOL, I love every single thing you have to say. And, the heads are the first to go :)
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Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations March 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Happy Birthday to your daughter! These look like wonderful birthday cupcakes.
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 29, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Thanks you Regina!
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Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ March 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Your cupcakes are always the best! :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Oh, how sweet. Thank you!
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Sister Spice March 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

ALL of these cupcakes look amazing, but my husband (even though he is almost 30!) still thinks Fun Fetti rules. I’ll have to whip these up for an Easter treat!
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Nutmeg Nanny March 29, 2013 at 11:57 am

These looks amazing, so fun :) and happy birthday to your daughter!

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aimee @ shugarysweets March 29, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Thanks girl for the sweet birthday wishes!
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Viki March 30, 2013 at 9:01 am

I replied to your email about the cake flour recipe – I don’t think it went through. Here it is: for every 1 cup of flour in your cake recipe, remove 2 tablespoons of the flour, and replace with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Easy! I haven’t bought cake flour in years…and it’s one less thing to think about for your next cake recipe.

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Natasha @ The Cake Merchant March 30, 2013 at 11:05 am

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I love funfetti, and those cupcakes with Peeps are too cute!
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 31, 2013 at 12:47 am

I hope your server migration went smoothly overall. I had a few problems getting over here :)

That’s a fun funfetti cupcakes!
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Danielle May 18, 2013 at 6:53 am

Every white cake I’ve tried is too crumbly! Yours looks delish and I’m sure the cake flour is the key! Can I use for a layer cake instead of cupcakes? Will it hold up? Thanks for sharing!

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aimee @ shugarysweets May 18, 2013 at 8:28 am
stephanie flaata September 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Hey Aimee,
I made the funfetti cupcake and they fell flat, what did I do wrong. baking powder was new and also the cake flour, This is the first time is has ever happened

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