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Dave’s Funfetti Peeps Cupcakes


It’s hard to believe that it’s already been ten years since I first wrote about my husband’s delicious Funfetti Peeps Cupcakes.

But the good news is that Dave has been perfecting his recipe all these years, and we’re excited to bring it back to life for a whole new audience.

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For those who don’t know, we’ve recently joined the market scene, bringing our homemade baked goods to local farmers markets throughout central Virginia.

It’s been an exciting new venture for us, and we’re thrilled to be able to share our love of baking with even more people.

But let’s get back to the cupcakes.

Funfetti Peeps Cupcakes by

Dave’s Funfetti Peeps Cupcakes are a fun and festive twist on the classic vanilla cupcake.

With bright rainbow sprinkles baked right into the batter, and topped with homemade vanilla frosting and a colorful Peep, these cupcakes are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Now, here are some fun facts about Funfetti that you may not know:

  • Funfetti was invented by Pillsbury in 1989, and originally called “Confetti Cake.”
  • The sprinkles used in Funfetti cake mix and frosting are shaped like tiny balls and made from a combination of sugar and vegetable oil.
  • Funfetti has become such a popular flavor that it’s not just limited to cakes and cupcakes – you can now find Funfetti pancake mix, Pop-Tarts, and even coffee creamer!
  • Funfetti is particularly popular for birthday celebrations, with many people choosing to make a Funfetti cake or cupcakes to mark the occasion.
  • In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Funfetti, with many bakers putting their own unique twists on the classic flavor.

And now, for the recipe you’ve been waiting for:

Dave’s Funfetti Peeps Cupcakes Recipe

PREP TIME: 20 minutes COOK TIME: 18 minutes ADDITIONAL TIME: 20 minutes TOTAL TIME: 58 minutes YIELD: 24 cupcakes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup rainbow jimmies (Funfetti sprinkles)

For the Whipped Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Up to 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups rainbow jimmies (Funfetti sprinkles)
  • 24 Peeps chicks

For complete instructions, print the recipe below!

Enjoy these Funfetti Peeps Cupcakes, and don’t forget to visit us at the Scottsville Farmers Market to try them out for yourself!

Funfetti Peeps Cupcakes

Funfetti Peeps Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/3 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, whole
  • 1/2 cup funfetti jimmies

Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2lbs powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • up to 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups funfetti jimmies
  • 24 Peeps chicks



  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line cupcake pan with 24 liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the melted butter and granulated sugar. Mix 2 minutes on medium-high. Scrape the side of the bowl.
  4. Add the brown sugar, mix again until creamed together - about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the vanilla then the eggs one at a time, mixing after each to combine. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  6. Add a third of the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined.
  7. Add half the milk and mix on low until just combined.
  8. Repeat with the flour, milk, and flour again. Mix on low until just combined.
  9. Remove the bowl from the mixer then add the jimmies. Fold in by hand. Do not overmix the batter.
  10. Scoop batter into the cups 3/4 full. Bake at 350F degrees for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool completely before frosting.


  1. In the bowl of the stand mixer, cream the butter for about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  2. One cup at a time, sift the powdered sugar into the butter and cream until incorporated.
  3. At this point you'll notice the buttercream feeling stiff - add the vanilla and mix to combine.
  4. Start by adding 1/4 cup of whipping cream to the butter and sugar and mix until combined. Increase speed and beat for 1 minute.
  5. At this point - you can add up to 3/4 more heavy cream to reach your desired consistency.
  6. Once desired consistency is met, whip on high for 3-4 minutes until fluffy and the color lightens.


  1. Using a large round tip fitted to a disposable piping bag, swirl one tall later of frosting onto teach cupcake.
  2. Gently press the rainbow jimmies onto only the sides of the frosting. Top each cupcake with a Peeps chick.
  3. Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Sunday 31st of March 2013

I love funfetti and these are even more fun with the Peeps!


Sunday 31st of March 2013

I LOVE that these are husband proof. And adorable to boot! Way to go Dave! Happy Easter to your sweet family.

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