Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti cupcakes are one of my favourite things to make and they are so simple as well. If you don’t know what funfetti is basically it is a vanilla cupcake with colourful melted sprinkles inside that makes it look super fun and bright. These are perfect for parties but I also love making them at Christmas time as the pops of colour kind of remind me of Christmas lights as well. For the cupcakes I used this simple vanilla cupcake recipe and just added regular rainbow sprinkles. Topped with buttercream and rainbow sprinkles this little treat it bright and delicious.


  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

To Decorate- 

  • 140g butter, softened
  • 280g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • Rainbow Sprinkles

1) Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line a muffin tin with paper muffin cases.

2) Put all of your cake ingredients in a large bowl and use an electric hand whisk to beat it until smooth and creamy. Divide your mix between the cases evenly and bake for 20-15 minutes in the oven or until the cakes have risen well and are springy to the touch. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack until completely cool.

3) To make the buttercream beat together icing sugar and butter and slowly add the milk until you get your desired consistency. Beat in the vanilla extract. Fill a piping bag with the buttercream and use a large star nozzle to pipe of vanilla swirls. Top with sprinkles, serve, eat and enjoy!

Hopefully you all enjoyed this little recipe post and be sure to let me know your favourite cupcake recipe below so I can give those a try as well. Will you be baking this Christmas? If so what are you going to make? Thank you all for reading and happy baking!

  • Brianna Higdon

    They look so yummy! 🙂

  • Kate

    These look delicious, perfect for a Christmas party! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’ve been dying to know how to make these for ages!

  • These are really cute and easy to follow…I love the name funfetti! Aha…great post!

    xx Lena

  • Sarah Marie Graye #Novelist #A

    Let me know if you need someone to step in as chief taster! 🙂

    • Sara

      Ha ha of course! Thank you

  • huda

    Omg these look sooo good, I’ve never tried out funfetti cupcakes so will have to give it a try! 😍😍

    • Sara

      Thank you! Good luck with your cupcakes

  • Kelly Diane

    Wow these look so pretty. I definitely need to give this a go!

    • Sara

      Thank you for commenting! Hopefully yours turn out great.

  • Wow! These look absolutely amazing and fabulous photography too! So creative and colourful. I want to eat one he he! Great blog post! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • Sara

      thank you!

  • Crystal Dayton

    These look beautiful will have to try this recipe out.

    • Sara

      thank you for commenting

  • Chloe

    Hi, these are so simple and cute and easily adapted to make them dairy free. I shall be saving these to make at a later date.

    • Sara

      thank you

  • Alice Swain

    These are so simple but so effective and adorable! I absolutely love vanilla cake and buttercream is by far my favourite icing, I so wish I could eat one right now they look amazing!
    Alice Xx

    • Sara

      thank you for commenting

  • Sophie Wentworth

    So cute and simple! I don’t know about you but buttercream is by far my favourite kind of icing. The sprinkles make them look so fun too x


    • Sara

      Thank you! Buttercream is definitely my favourite

  • Eve Morgan

    These look so cute! They would be perfect for Christmas and children’s parties.

    Eve x

    • Sara

      thank you! I agree great for parties

  • These look lush ! i am loving the color addition with the funfetti! so pretty! xx corinne

    • Sara

      thank you for commenting!

  • Food & Baker

    Funfetti cupcakes look so cute and look so fun to make! Haven’t actually tried to make these before but we’d love to try! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James | /

    • Sara

      thank you they taste delicious and I am sure you would love them