June 30, 2012

Funfetti Cupcakes for Two!

This recipe was just meant to be.  I found it at the perfect moment!
I was craving something sweet and I didn't want a big batch of goodies hanging around for me to munch on all day, because I AM a muncher!  My sweet tooth "sweet teeth" have no willpower.

And besides, I had a little extra frosting leftover from some cookies I had made a few days earlier that I couldn't bear to throw away, because a spoonful of frosting fits perfectly in my hand!
Two cupcakes are the perfect treat for the weekend.  One for me and one for the Mr. (or two for me)!
I mixed these up in a cereal bowl, using a fork, and it took about 2 seconds.  They are a dense cupcake and are very moist and I love the vanilla flavor. I think they would be amazing with almond extract too.  I flavored my leftover frosting with some Orange Bakery Emulsion that I personally think has an awesome orange taste. The orange flavored frosting paired perfectly with the vanilla cake.

You could easily make these using only red and blue sprinkles for a cute Fourth of July goodie!  

Come on now . . . treat yourself to a cupcake. . . you won't regret it!!  
Funfetti Cupcakes for Two {or three}
1 egg white
2 Tbl. sugar
2 Tbl. unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
heaping 1/4 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 Tbl. milk
1 Tbl. sprinkles

Whisk together the egg white, sugar, melted butter and vanilla.  Add the flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir in the milk and sprinkles.  Divide between two cupcake liners (I actually got 3 cupcakes) that have been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes (mine took 17 min.) or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely and top with frosting.  
      
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
1 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 - 1 Tbl. milk
small pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the powdered sugar and butter.  Add 1/2 Tablespoon of milk, the salt and vanilla extract and beat on high until smooth and fluffy.  Add the additional 1/2 Tablespoon of milk, if necessary, to get a spreadable consistency.  Spread on cooled cupcakes and garnish with sprinkles.  

Jenn's Notes:  These cupcakes were awesome! I used leftover frosting and I added some Orange Bakery Emulsion to it.  I did not make the above Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, but I added it for you guys just incase you don't have any leftover frosting hanging around.

13 comments:

  1. love funfetti cupcakes and yours look very fun to create

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  2. I love that you just made two! I ALWAYS get cravings for sweet treats but know what baking a whole batch will do to me :) Will have to try this!

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  3. This is a great recipe for 2! I usually make an entire batch then have to give them away so I don't eat them all.

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  4. What a great recipe! I pinned this recipe and printed - will make it for dessert for me and my hubby tomorrow!

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  5. Yum! These look cute and delicious :) Such a great idea to have a recipe that just makes two.

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  6. Jenn, I have never in all my life thought of making just a couple of cupcakes! I'm not sure whether to bless or curse you for this brilliant idea. I'm with you on not wanting so many in the house. A whole batch is often too much, but now I'm going to fight the urge to whip up cupcakes all the time. Thanks for coming over and commenting at Quirky Vistas. I'm not sure it's okay to talk about lizards and cupcakes in the same comment :) but as for the lizards in my house...they constantly get in. I have to chase them out all the time. It drives me crazy. Agh!
    Liz

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  7. I've been searching for a cupcake recipe that only makes 2 cupcakes - this sounds ideal! Love the sprinkles. :)

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  8. These look so cute and good. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/3-face-masks-from-your-kitchen-and.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  9. love small batch recipes! thanks!

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  10. We love funfetti cake, but I've never tried to make it from scratch. This looks fabulous. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  11. Perfect! There are just two of us, and vanilla is my hubby's fave so this will be great to make!

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  12. Such a fun idea to make it for 2 or 3! We love this! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you and hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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