Jessica from “How Sweet it Is” Blog, if you read this please know that you are my favorite person right now.
A couple of days ago, Jessica posted a recipe for homemade funfetti cupcakes. I was inspired by this, so I decided to make a funfetti cake instead, and to exchange the buttercream frosting for 7-minute frosting (one of my favorites).
I used nonpareils instead of jimmies, since I don’t care for jimmies as much. I also used almond milk, since I had no regular milk in the house.
Besides the brief moment when I thought my mixer broke (it was just the socket), everything went smoothly.
The 7-minute frosting recipe was courtesy of Paula Deen. My one alteration was using a 1:1 substitute of white vinegar for the cream of tartar or corn syrup since I had neither.
Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes (courtesy of How Sweet It Is Blog)
makes 12 cupcakes or 1 layer cake
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk or almond milk
1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Fold in assorted sprinkles.
Pour into cupcake tins or a basic cake pan and fill 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool, then frost.
7-Minute Frosting (Courtesy of Paula Deen on foodnetwork.com)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar or 1 tablespoon white corn syrup or 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 egg whites
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Place sugar, cream of tartar or corn syrup, salt, water, and egg whites in the top of a double boiler. Beat with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute. Place pan over boiling water, being sure that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan. (If this happens, it could cause your frosting to become grainy). Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla.
I finished a night shift at the hospital and instead of sleeping baked this cake. Not a bad breakfast.