• 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons rainbow jimmies sprinkles


  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Nonpareils or Jimmies sprinkles for topping

Birthday Cake Cupcake Recipe

YIELD: 16 Cupcakes
PREP TIME: 10 Minutes
COOK TIME: 18 Minutes

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and place 16 silicone baking cups on a heavy sheet pan, set aside.

  2. Cream together softened butter and sugar with a hand mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla.

  3. In a medium bowl whisk together, flour and baking powder till smooth.

  4. Alternately, beat in flour and milk to the creamed butter mixture. Do not over beat.

  5. Fold in sprinkles and divide batter evenly into prepared silicone baking cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Let cool slightly before removing silicone cups, then set cupcakes aside to cool completely.

  6. In a stand mixer, cream together shortening and butter until creamy. Add vanilla and beat until incorporated. One cup at a time, slowly beat in powdered sugar till all combined. Switch to high speed and beat for 2-3 minutes to get a creamy, fluffy icing. Pipe icing onto cupcakes and top with sprinkles.


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