Funfetti Cupcakes

Over the weekend little John turned one month old. I can’t believe it’s been a month, in some ways it feels like nowhere near that long, and in others it feels like a lifetime. No doubt it’s been a very challenging month, good thing he’s so adorable. Since we reached this first milestone all still alive and I am still (mostly) sane, I thought it was cause to celebrate.

And what better to celebrate with than cupcakes with sprinkles?

Dad and John

Funfetti Cupcakes

Every now and then I have an intense craving for a cupcake, a single-serving confection piled high with tooth-achingly sweet buttercream. This was one of those times. But as I still have more than a few extra pounds to shed, there was no way I was going to have a few dozen cupcakes around to test my very weak will power. That’s where this genius recipe for only two cupcakes comes in.

Funfetti Cupcakes

I’ll let you decide whether or not you want to share, but I admit halfway through my cupcake I regretted offering the other one to my husband. Even Steve, who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, was disappointed that there were only two cupcakes. They were fantastic, moist, tender, and packed with vanilla flavor.

So find something to celebrate today— a major milestone, something crossed off your to-do list, or simply the fact that it’s a Thursday. Every day deserves a cupcake.

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes for Two
Two perfectly fluffy, vanilla-scented cupcakes.
Yield: 2 cupcakes
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons (22 grams) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (30 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ heaping teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1½ tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) sprinkles, such as jimmies or non-pareils
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place two cupcake liners in a muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg white, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir in the melted butter. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk and then the sprinkles. Divide the batter evenly between the two cupcake liners.
  3. Bake the cupcakes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 12-15 minutes. Let cool completely.

Vanilla Buttercream
My favorite vanilla buttercream recipe scaled down.
Yield: Approximately 1½ cups
  • 1 cup (100 grams) powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½-1 tablespoon milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the powdered sugar and unsalted butter. Add ½ tablespoon milk, the salt, and vanilla extract and beat on high until smooth and fluffy. Add the additional ½ tablespoon of milk if necessary to get a spreadable consistency. Spread on cooled cupcakes. Garnish with sprinkles, if desired.
This is a generous amount of frosting for your two cupcakes. You may even have a little extra.

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11 Responses to Funfetti Cupcakes for Two

  1. Lynna says:

    wow, this is a perfect amount for cupcakes! Since sometimes i just want one! I can’t even imagine what the past month was like for you, but i’m sure you had fun! Good luck, your baby looks adorable!

  2. Jenna says:

    Yay! I love when you post recipes meant for two. Perfect for a single lady.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Love the portion control on this recipe! By the way, did you find that there was leftover frosting using 1 cup of powdered sugar?

    • Annalise says:

      I did have a little left over, but not much as I like my cupcakes piled high with frosting. I used the amount I did because I wanted to be sure I had enough powdered sugar and butter to cream with the hand mixer. Feel free to try halfing it if you want, and let me know how it goes!

  4. Flavia says:

    Congratulations on hitting the 1 month mark of new parenthood Annalise and Steve! John is so adorable. And the cupcakes look lovely. I’m in awe of you getting back to blogging so quickly after having your baby–that deserves a dozen cupcakes! 🙂 xo

  5. I love that it only makes two. Sometimes having a dozen (or more) cupcakes around the house is too dangerous. Congrats, little man is adorable!

  6. I absolutely love that these are for a serving of 2! Don’t get me wrong, I love making a full batch but I end up eating it all so my waistline hasn’t been very happy with me.

  7. He’s getting so big already.So cute! Love that it only makes two.

  8. Julia says:

    It’s weird, I can remember the first month, but months 2-10 are gone… I have no clue where they went. Take a million and 8 pictures, videos, and write notes. He may never care about them, but you will 🙂 And he is one cuuuuute little man!

  9. Happy (1/12 of a) birthday, John!

  10. Chelsea says:

    Hi! I noticed you used egg whites instead of whole eggs like she did. Is this just because white cake is typically made with egg whites only? If I’m making a full batch, is the conversion 1:1? One whole egg = one egg white? Thankssss!!! 🙂

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