Monday, May 14, 2012

FUN-fetti Cupcakes & a FUN giveaway!

 I’ve always loved Funfetti cake…cupcakes…and cookies.  I just thought that Funfetti was only possible with a box mix. 
 It was not until recently that I realized just how easy it is to make homemade Funfetti!  It is essentially a vanilla cupcake recipe with added sprinkles!  How fun.  Literally.  J

This is a quick and easy recipe to make for any occasion – kids and adults will love them, trust me. 

To make the cupcakes, I used my trust OXO hand beater to mix the batter and frosting.  I LOVE THIS THING.  I love it so much that I want you to have one too!  Courtesy of their Blogger Outreach Program, OXO sent me a free OXO hand egg beater and also sent me an extra one to giveaway to one lucky reader!  Thank you OXO :)
I use the hand beater for everything – it so easy to use and it’s less hassle than getting out my electric mixer.  You can use it for cupcake batter, beating eggs, whipped cream, you name it!

Here’s what OXO has to say about the beater:
“The smoothly rotating gears are enclosed in the upright handle for protection and easy clean-up. The turning knob and contoured handle have a soft, comfortable, non-slip grip for easy operation even with wet hands. The two stainless steel Beaters can be removed for individual cleaning or to offer a taste of whipped confections. The base detaches by simply pressing two side buttons and can be tossed into the dishwasher. A stainless steel bridge extends slightly longer than the Beaters to rest against the bottom of the mixing bowl to reduce arm strain. Eggs, light batters, whipped cream and more are now such a breeze to whip up that even the next generation may want to take a turn.”

There are multiple ways to win!  Make sure to check them out below:

1) Leave a comment on this blog…(Funfetti related or any comment will do!)

2) Like my Facebook page (if you haven't already) and leave a comment on the Facebook page!

3) Follow me on twitter (my handle is @maedeforyou)

4) Post about this giveaway and recipe on your blog or Facebook page and link it back to me!

You will be entered once for each method you choose!  Winners will be selected randomly (using a lifeless random number generator) and announced on Saturday, May 19th, 2012.  I will ship the hand beater to the winner for free within the U.S.

Good luck!  

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon orange zest
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles (save some for top of frosting)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar in bowl with OXO hand beater or mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, including zest. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Fold in assorted sprinkles.

Pour into cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool, then frost. 

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks of butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of milk, if needed
Cream butter in bowl with OXO hand beater or mixer until creamy.  Mix on low and add in powdered sugar slowly.  Add vanilla, and then beat for 2-3 minutes, scraping down sides and bottom of the bowl. If frosting is too thick, add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.  If it’s too thin, add sugar gradually until it thickens. Frost cupcakes and top with sprinkles. 


 Source: adapted from how sweet it is


manda said...

Those are so cute cupcakes!

Great giveaway!

manda said...

Like you on FB!

manda said...

Follow you on twitter!

Nicki Behnke said...

That mixer looks pretty amazing... and your funfetti cupcakes are super cute too!

Dani said...

Yumm! Can't wait to make my own funfetti cupcakes! They are my fav!

Gina Rae said...

These cupcakes are AH-MAZING!!! Super delish!

Joni said...

I thought I posted on this yesterday, but I don't see it. Just want you to know these cupcakes are beautiful and luscious looking!

Kelley said...

Ooooooo, looks yummy and I want the beater.....

Amanda Bray said...

Those cupcakes looks fun & delicious. What a cool beater too!