Since I already made Matty an awesome Toy Story themed checkerborad birthday cake and Alien cupcakes, I wanted to make something a little simpler for his actual birthday. Last year, I made stacked, funetti cookies filled with buttercream for his actually birthday… so this year I decided to go on the same theme and make funfetti cupcakes!
These little cups of cake are filled with rainbow jimmies, topped with a simply delicious whipped chocolate buttercream and decorated with rainbow sprinkles! I thought originally about making a vanilla buttercream to top the funfetti cupcakes, but I decided I wanted to add a little more flavor to the mix and knew that the chocolate would be perfect! I could still dress up the frosting with lots of fun rainbow sprinkles!
The batter was so super easy to make. The recipe for the cake comes from one of my favorite baking blogs, Sally’s Baking Addiction. What drew me to this recipe was the fact that there was no need for a stand mixer to make the batter. I’m all about homemade that doesn’t require creaming the butter and sugar and getting my stand mixer all messy! (Although, I’m still going to have to use it for the frosting!) Sally’s recipe is simple and so easy to put together… and the batter, I could eat it by the spoonful!
I think this recipe may actually turn out to be my “go-to” vanilla recipe. It’s so simple and so good! Next time I might even add a little vanilla bean to the batter punch up the vanilla flavor. Or maybe even use almond flavoring for something different. This recipe would even be great with fresh fruit in the batter or added to the middle of the cupcakes after baking. The possibles are endless with this recipe! Thanks, Sally, for another great recipe!
So, if you’re in need of an easy, super delicious and really fun cupcake… these Chocolate Funfetti Cupcakes are for you!
Interested in these awesome liners? They’re from my favorite party supply shop, Sweets & Treats Boutique! They are grease-proof which means the color will stay bright, bold and beautiful after baking! Don’t these look wonderful?