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Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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
Yield: 24 cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

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

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup sprinkles

For the Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 30 PEEPS, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. For the cake, combine cake flour, baking powder, and kosher salt in bowl. Set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes on medium, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Alternate additions of dry ingredients with buttermilk, mixing after each addition (about 3 of each). Once the last of the buttermilk is added, beat for one full minute.
  5. Fill cupcake liners two-thirds full with batter and bake for about 21-23 minutes. Remove and cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.
  6. 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.
  7. Frost cupcakes and top with a PEEP!

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on March 26, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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

  2. 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!

    1. Yes absolutely. Here is the link: https://www.shugarysweets.com/lemon-cake-with-creamy-filling-and-lemon-curd

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

    That’s a fun funfetti cupcakes!

  4. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I love funfetti, and those cupcakes with Peeps are too cute!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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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