These Mini Funfetti Cupcakes are absolutely adorable for a little one’s birthday party. They’re simple, delicious, and easy to make with just 4 ingredients.Moist, Light, and Fluffy Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes with Sprinkles

Ahh, who can resist a cute mini cupcake with colorful confetti sprinkles?? A simple vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting is my absolute favorite kind of cupcake. I knew I had to make this fabulous little cupcake for our Cupcake Taste Testing Party, and it’s the perfect recipe to kick off Cupcake Week!

I used Sweetapolita’s Fluffy Vanilla Cake recipe for these cupcakes, and I’m going to just send you over there to get it. The cupcakes were gorgeous, light, airy, fluffy, and impossibly moist. Everything I want in a vanilla cupcake. Even when made mini — and that’s hard to do! A perfect vanilla cupcake.

I topped them with my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting recipe (posted below). You can use any vanilla extract for this buttercream, but if you’d like to give your frosting a little WOW factor, I absolutely love Tahitian vanilla extract! This special vanilla extract is specifically for use in recipes that are not cooked or heated, and results in a pure, simple, delicious vanilla flavor.

Moist, Light, and Fluffy Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes with Sprinkles

Here are the two recipes below. Enjoy these, guys! Five new cupcake recipes are coming at you next week. Have a great weekend!


Click HERE to get the recipe for Fluffy Vanilla Cake!

Tips for Making Mini Funfetti Cupcakes

      • I weighed all my ingredients.
      • I used Egg Beaters Egg Whites in place of the egg whites, so I wouldn’t have leftover yolks. So easy and worked PERFECT!
      •  I used 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
      • Just before pouring the batter into the cupcake liners, I stirred in 1/4-1/2 cup confetti sprinkles. I didn’t measure exactly, I just kept adding until the batter looked colorful and sprinkly :)
      • For MINI cupcakes, bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. For STANDARD cupcakes, bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes.


Image of a Mini Funfetti Cupcake

Homemade Frosting for Mini Funfetti Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Frosts About 24 Mini Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: American


These Mini Funfetti Cupcakes are absolutely adorable for a little one’s birthday party. They’re simple, delicious, and easy to make with just 4 ingredients.




  1. Place the butter, sugar, cream and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. If necessary, add more cream, one tablespoon at a time, beating for 1-2 minutes after each addition until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Pipe onto cupcakes and top with confetti sprinkles!

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35 Responses
  1. Tara

    I had great success with this– Thank you! However, I discovered that Sweetapolita’s recipe makes upwards of SEVEN DOZEN mini cupcakes! I recommend halving the recipe if you don’t want that many ;)

  2. Rebecca

    I’m going to make these cupcakes for my son’s second birthday – they are so cute! Quick question… you have to keep them in the refrigerator because of the whipping cream in the frosting? Thanks so much!

    1. Rebecca

      Thank you for your quick reply! :) I hope they turn out even though I don’t have a scale or a stand mixer!

  3. Danielle H.

    I might have missed this, but how many standard size cupcakes does the buttercream recipe frost? Making cupcakes for my daughter’s teacher’s birthday!

  4. Sharie T

    My 11 yo and I made cupcakes tonight for my work tomorrow. (Happy Valentines Day, btw) We used your vanilla buttercream frosting receipe.
    OH MY GOODNESS was it ever delish!!! We never got it creamy enough to pipe, but for a first time she did great. We used Valentines sprinkles on top.
    I will always turn to this frosting receipe. Thanks so much!!

  5. Rose

    I am so glad I literally stumbled across your site – its amazing. I leapt upon the NYC photos and they were so incredible. I can’t wait to have the time to explore your site a lot more thoroughly. Thanks so much for sharing so many interesting things.

  6. Shelby

    Hi! I can’t wait to try these as well. I love trying new cupcake recipes, although I am a pretty good baker I still can not master the art of piping icing. Any chances of a tutorial on mastering this skill sometime?

  7. Anna @ hiddenponies

    What sweet cupcakes! I agree, despite my deep love for chocolate, nothing beats a good vanilla cupcake. Can’t wait to see what the rest of cupcake week holds!

  8. Othelie

    These look amazing and so adorable! You brought so many ideas to my head with the second picture, just..thank you :) This might be one of my new favourite websites.

  9. Angie @ Bigbearswife

    Mini cupcakes are probably my favorite. I usually use milk in the recipe instead of walk, and don’t out icing on them. Makes cute little cake “poppers”

  10. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    I did the Scooby Doo head jerk “ruh!?” when I saw the heavy cream in the frosting. Since Vanilla on Vanilla is my favorite as well you can bet I’ll be making that bad boy!!

  11. becky

    Cutest cupcakes ever. You rock……love the cake recipe too. Too yummy for me to resist. I’ll have to whip up a batch of these as well as the beautiful cake sometime soon. Hugs, Becky

  12. worQshop

    I’ll be making some cupcakes for valentine’s orders and Im going to try this icing! It sounds lovely and I like the idea of adding cream!

  13. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    Oh these are the perfect way to start off cupcake week…I have a feeling I’m going to be in heaven this week :)

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