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Birthday Cake Cupcakes

Birthday Cake Cupcakes

Serves 20

5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar superfine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk full-cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup chocolate sauce more to drizzle on top
  • 2 cups coloured sprinkles

Frosting

  • 1 batch of fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting


Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 180C (356F) or 160C (320F) for a fan forced oven. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  • Next, add milk, eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract in a large jug and whisk well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds. Add 1 cup coloured sprinkles and gently fold in about 4 times. Any more than that and the colors will run through the batter causing it to turn grey.
  • Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons). Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  • Fit the end of your piping bag with a Wilton 1M piping tip and frost in a swirl motion as demonstrated. Finish off with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and a sprinkle of coloured sprinkles.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days (refrigerated or unrefrigerated).

Nutrition

Serving: 20g
Calories : 292kcal
Carbonhydrates: 41g
Protein: 4g
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 14mg
Sodium: 184mg
Potassium : 83mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 20g
Vitamin A: 171IU
Vitamin C: 0.1mg
Calcium: 74mg
Iron: 1mg
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