Confetti Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting for Three!

Confetti Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting for Three
Confetti Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting for Three

I’m super excited about today’s blog post because, not only do I get to share confetti cupcakes with you (which are my favorite!), but we’re also having a virtual baby shower! My blog buddy Jessica of How Sweet It Is will welcome her new baby in December, so a whole bunch of us food bloggers are throwing her an online shindig. I know she’ll be the best mama ever, and good gracious will that child ever be well fed!

Confetti Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting for Three

The theme of the shower is trashed up foods – and who doesn’t love a good homemade Funfetti cupcake with too many (and I mean waaaay too many) sprinkles.  So no, It wasn’t difficult to decide what to make for Jessica. We share an intense (insane?) love of sprinkles and confetti cupcakes seemed just perfect to me. This recipe is a riff on her One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two. Since her family is increasing from two to three (er, I’m assuming), I decided to develop a recipe that makes exactly three cupcakes.

Now, I realize it will be a good long while before the baby will be eating cupcakes, but it’s good to think ahead, right? And something tells me this kid will be introduced to sprinkles early on.

Confetti Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting for Three

As for the cake batter frosting? It was also inspired by Jessica’s magic, specifically this sprinkled Cake Batter treat. I try to avoid eating buttercream straight from the bowl (hehe, yeah right) but this one is irresistible!  I already have plans to shmear it over a batch of Rice Krispy treats.

Also, friends, please take a gander at all the fabulous trashed up (read: freaking delicious) foods that my blog buddies have created. You’ll find the entire list with links just below the cupcake recipe.

The only important thing I have left to say is – Congratulations Jessica! We’re all so excited for you! 

Confetti Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting for Three

Heather Baird
I like a lot of frosting on my cupcakes, especially when it tastes like cake batter. If you’re less inclined to eat so much frosting, the recipe can be halved.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 39 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Cupcakes

  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup/60 g all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons confetti sprinkles plus more for garnish

Cake batter frosting

  • 1/2 cup/113 g unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup/120 g confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons French Vanilla cake mix I use Betty Crocker, of course!
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk if needed

Instructions
 

  • Make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with three cupcake papers.
  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, sugar and vanilla using a whisk. Whisk in the oil. Add the flour, baking powder and salt; stir together until just combined, then add the milk. Fold in the two tablespoons of confetti sprinkles. Divide the batter between the three cupcake liners, filling them no more than 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cupcakes have fully crowned and spring back when pressed in the center. Let cool completely.
  • Make the frosting: Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add the confectioners’ sugar and beat to combine. Beat in the vanilla.
  • Add the pinch of salt and cake mix; beat together. Add milk one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is lax enough to pipe. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Garnish with sprinkles.
Keyword cake batter frosting, confetti cupcakes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

trashed up salads

  1. Gimme Some Oven –Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce

  2. The Lemon Bowl –Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za’atar Crostini

  3. With Style & Grace –Kale Salad with Apple, Hazelnuts & Bacon

trashed up cocktails

  1. Dine & Dish –Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

  2. Food For My Family –Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy Cocktail

  3. Minimalist Baker –Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes

  4. Stylish, Stealthy & (sometimes) Healthy –Apple Cider Shandy

  5. A Spicy Perspective –Preggy Punch Mocktail

  6. Girl vs. Dough –Boozy Maple Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake

  7. Honestly Yum –Maple Bacon Pisco Sour

  8. Cookin Canuck –Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

  9. A Thought For Food –Mezcal Citrico Cocktail

  10. A House in the Hills –Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer

  11. The Novice Chef –Ginger Bourbon Apple Cider

  12. Bran Appetit –Citrus Cider Punch Floats

trashed up burgers

  1. Edible Perspective –Meatloaf Veggie Burgers with Mashed Potatoes + Gravy

  2. The Little Kitchen –Salmon BLT Sliders with an Avocado Aioli & Brie

  3. Daisy At Home –Balsamic Beef Burger with Mac and Cheese

  4. Cookies & Cups –Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger

  5. Climbing Grier Mountain –Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy

  6. Dessert For Two –Bleu Cheese Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries

  7. Country Clever –Fig Rosemary Roast Chicken Brie Brussels Sprout Panini

  8. Foodie Crush –The Best Cheeseburger Soup

  9. Lady and Pups –Spicy Sambal Chicken Meatball Sub with Eggs

  10. Two Peas & Their Pod –Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese

  11. Bake Your Day –Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

trashed up tacos

  1. Spoon Fork Bacon –Crunchy Ground Beef and Cheesy Tacos

  2. The Fauxmartha –Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos

  3. With Food + Love –Harvest Hash Breakfast Tacos

  4. Mountain Mama Cooks –Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon

  5. Heather Christo –Bahn Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce

  6. A Couple Cooks –Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos

  7. Fitnessista –San Diego Lobster Street Tacos

trashed up desserts

  1. Table for Two –Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles

  2. My Name is Yeh –Mini Vanilla Loaf Cakes, All Trashed Up

  3. Picky Palate –Pumpkin Spice Butterscotch Sprinkle Cupcakes

  4. Sprinkle Bakes –Cake Batter Confetti Cupcakes

  5. Averie Cooks –Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

  6. Sweet Phi –Trashed Up Shortbread Cookie Bars

  7. Love & Olive Oil –Loaded Junk Food Brownies

  8. Lauren’s Latest –Bakery Sugar Cookies

  9. Cookie + Kate –Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey and Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

  10. Flourishing Foodie –Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

  11. The Sugar Hit –Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake

  12. Hummingbird High –Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts

  13. Top With Cinnamon –Triple Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Crumb Cake

  14. Bake at 350 –Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes

  15. Simple Bites –Lemon Layer Cake

  16. Bakerella –Baby Block Cake Pops

  17. She Wears Many Hats –  Chocolate Covered Grapefruit

trashed up pizza

  1. Bev Cooks –Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza

  2. Rachel Cooks –Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust

  3. Foodie With Family –Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza

  4. Shutterbean –Pesto Potato Bacon Pizza

  5. i am a food blog –Grilled Cheese Pizza

  6. My Life as a Mrs –Chili Cheese Dog Pizza

  7. Simply Scratch –Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle

  8. The Beeroness –Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza

  9. Yes I Want Cake –Roasted Pumpkin Pizza

  10. Two Red Bowls –Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza

  11. Dula Notes –Pork Bahn Mi Pizza

  12. Weelicious –Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets

  13. Take a Megabite –Roasted Beet Pizza

  14. Hungry Girl Por Vida –Hard Cider Braised Pork with Sour Cherries and Cheesy Polenta

  15. Bakers Royale –Trash’d Street Tacos

 

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Unknown
Unknown
6 years ago

I love that this makes exactly three cupcakes! What a brilliant idea 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
6 years ago

it looks so yummy *-* I want to try it!

Ellen @ BakeItWithBooze
Ellen @ BakeItWithBooze
6 years ago

Thank you for making the perfect confetti cupcake with quinns…Spot on for the true confetti look. Jimmies just don't do it rightly and they bleed all over the batter. Enjoy the shower!

Aimée
Aimée
6 years ago

Gorgeous!! Can we skip the mains and go straight to dessert, please? 😉

NicoleD
NicoleD
6 years ago

I love that you made 3! Brilliant and adorable!!

Betsy Eves  @JavaCupcake
Betsy Eves @JavaCupcake
6 years ago

LOVE these cupcakes! I'm definitely going to have to try the cake batter frosting!

Charlotte
Charlotte
6 years ago

Those cupcakes are so cute!
Also, cake batter frosting? Are you serious? That's awesome!

Liz @ FloatingKitchen
Liz @ FloatingKitchen
6 years ago

Of course it's gotta have lots of sprinkles! And I just love that you made three perfect cupcakes for the soon-to-be family of three. Genius!

bev @ bev cooks
bev @ bev cooks
6 years ago

Fab fab fab! I want 5 billion. Thank you so much for being a part!

Unknown
Unknown
6 years ago

These look amazing! I MUST try this cake batter frosting!

Sarah | The Sugar Hit
Sarah | The Sugar Hit
6 years ago

I love these! So, so cute and they look completely heavenly too. That frosting swirl is killer.

Make it, Share it, Eat it!
Make it, Share it, Eat it!
6 years ago

Looks delicious, just as usual!

http://make-share-eat.blogspot.fr/

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
6 years ago

What a great idea putting cake mix into the frosting!! They are so beautiful 🙂

houseboat
houseboat
6 years ago

Made them, loved them, can you produce a chocolate version (sans sprinkles of course!).

Maite Sweet Treats
Maite Sweet Treats
6 years ago

Wow Heather… This cupcakes are sooooooo cute!!! I love them!!!Really!! =)

Ashley
Ashley
6 years ago

These are beautiful!! I love how soft + delicate the colors are. Thanks so much for contributing this recipe for Jess's shower! (sorry if this posts twice…not sure if the first went through)

Sara
Sara
6 years ago

So cute and delicate! I love these. 🙂

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE
6 years ago

These party cupcakes are just the cutest!

Sue
Sue
6 years ago

Heather, I know these cupcakes are for your friend, but they are so YOU! Love ALL the sprinkles!

David
David
6 years ago

This is amazing! I personally love confetti, and to find a great recipe like this involving confetti amazes me! I will have to try these later tonight and I'll let you know how the recipe turns out.

Unknown
Unknown
6 years ago

Look at all those sprinkles! What a great way to celebrate Jessica's new baby!

Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog
Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog
6 years ago

These little cupcakes are absolutely so precious and perrrrfect for a baby shower! I can't believe it's taken me this long to come over and comment on these gorgeous cupcakes, I've been thinking about them since last week! I have a few baby showers coming up, and I'm definitely going to make and bring these for the mamas to be 🙂

CakeSpy
CakeSpy
6 years ago

Just adorable. And such a sweet occasion! Virtual confetti for all! 🙂

Stacey
Stacey
5 years ago

Yes, the 3 cupcakes is a cute thing I guess but could you have at least included the measurements to make a full dozen? Sure, I could quadruple everything but I'm not a baker and I'm pretty sure I know you would assume to quadruple the eggs. So do you only use this recipe to bake 3 cupcakes always?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  Stacey

Hi Stacey! Am I sensing some hostility here? (haha, wink!) I developed this recipe for just three cupcakes because my blogger friend was having a baby (increasing her family from two to three). Some people find small batch recipes useful (less waste for small families). To answer your question, I only use this recipe to make three cupcakes. I don't recommend quadrupling it. Here is what I DO recommend: 1. Mix the cake batter portion of the following cupcake recipe and add 1/3 cup confetti sprinkles to the batter; bake for 17 to 22 minutes – http://www.sprinklebakes.com/2014/03/shirley-temple-cocktail-inspired.html 2. Return to… Read more »

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

Oooooh, I just love those cute sprinkles!! Will you be having more at your store site?

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Can i quadruple this recipe to make 12??

violentavaliente
violentavaliente
4 years ago

Hi! These looks really nice. I have a question though, is the cake mix really necessary in the frosting? Is there anything I can use instead? I just don't like the idea of buying a box of cake mix to use a couple of tablespoons… Thanks and have a nice week!

penggemuk
penggemuk
3 years ago

this cupcakes will be perfect for my daughter birthday party. Thanks for share this posting. This cupcakes recipe that i really looking for

Jill Roberts @ Wellnessgeeky
Jill Roberts @ Wellnessgeeky
3 years ago

Really gorgeous pictures. I made these onfetti cupcakes with cake batter for the super bowl party and it was a crowd favourite. I'm also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing!

Zach Davis @ The Sleep Holic
Zach Davis @ The Sleep Holic
3 years ago

Really amazing! this cupcakes will be perfect for my son birthday party. Thanks for share this posting.

Bella Hardy
Bella Hardy
3 years ago

Absolutely love your creative idea with onfetti cupcakes with cake batter! Never seen something like this! Definitely I will try to make them too! Thx for sharing!

john
john
2 years ago

The cupcakes are really nice. And I hope they taste great. The colors are dedicate and it seems so soft, melt in the mouth soft.

Unknown
Unknown
2 years ago

Can this recipe used for chocolate cupcakes?

Hadi @ Niche Beast
Hadi @ Niche Beast
2 years ago

Love the Cup Cakes. Definitely going to try them too. Thanks for sharing!

Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit
Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit
2 years ago

These confetti cupcakes looked soooo good, I had to try and make them. I used your suggestion and used vanilla extract.

Julia Stearns @ Healthirony
Julia Stearns @ Healthirony
2 years ago

These confetti cupcakes with cake batter are so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely! Thx for sharing!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

My daughter’s birthday is next month and I will definitely be making these for her! She and her friends are going to love them! I’m thinking of doing a decorate your own cupcake kind of thing. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Dubose
Susan Dubose
1 year ago

i have made this recipe several times and very time it has been delicious, but as i do not like frosting i substitute it for powdered sugar and it is delicious!

Susan Dubose
Susan Dubose
1 year ago

i have made this recipe several times and very time it has been delicious, but as i do not like frosting i substitute it for powdered sugar and it is delicious!

Richard Tunner
Richard Tunner
1 year ago

I made these for my friend’s wedding and they were delicious! This will definitely be my go to recipe from now on.

Whits@amusebouche
Whits@amusebouche
1 year ago

Thank you SO much! I’ve been waiting for this one! I’ve tried a few other recipes and they were fails. Your recipes always turn out perfectly! Thank you for sharing! I’ll be trying this one soon.

Malissa
Malissa
1 year ago

I made these last weekend and they were a huge hit with the family. Delicious!

Sophie Anderson
Sophie Anderson
1 year ago

I made these for my friend’s wedding and they were delicious! This will definitely be my go to recipe from now on.

Beks
Beks
1 year ago

This was delicious! I actually made donuts using a donut pan with this recipe and they came out fluffy and delicious. The perfect start to my husband’s birthday!!

Lori
Lori
1 year ago

Made these last night because I happened to have all the ingredients and my family loved them! The frosting is exceptional!