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Funfetti Cupcakes

~Lauren

Prep
Cook
Serves 12people
Ingredients
3/4
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup cake flour
1 1/2
baking powder
1/4
tsp salt
1/2
cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4
cup (2 tbsp) granulated sugar
1
large egg
2
large egg whites
1
tsp vanilla extract
1/4
tsp almond extract
1/4
cup (3 tbsp) milk (preferably whole)
1/4
cup rainbow jimmies sprinkles (preferably ones without browns)
rainbow nonpareils, for sprinkling tops (or more jimmies)
vanilla buttercream frosting
1
cup butter, nearly at room temperature (I prefer to use 2/3 cup (10 1/2 Tbsp) unsalted and 1/3 cup salted)
3
cups powdered sugar
1 1/2
(2 tbsp) heavy cream
1
tsp vanilla extract
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.
Sift all-purpose flour and cake flour into a mixing bowl. Add baking powder and salt and whisk dry mixture, 20 seconds, set aside.
3.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment , whip together butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy
4.
. Mix in egg, then mix in egg whites one at a time, blending until combined after each addition
5.
. Mix in vanilla and almond extract.
6.
Working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture, alternating with 1/2 of the milk and mixing just until combined after each addition.
7.
Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in sprinkles.
8.
Divide mixture among 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full (about 1/4 cup in each). Bake in preheated oven 17 - 19 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.
9.
Allow to cool in muffin tin several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool
10.
. Cool completely
11.
then pipe or spread vanilla buttercream frosting over cupcakes and sprinkle with rainbow nonpareils.
12.
For the frosting*:
13.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, using the paddle whip butter on medium high speed until nearly white and very fluffy, about 7 - 8 minutes frequently scrapping down the sides of the bowl . Add in powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla extract and mix on low speed until blended,
14.
then increase speed to medium and beat until very light and fluffy, about 5 - 6 minutes, frequently scraping down the sides of the bowl.

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