Funfetti Cupcakes with a healthy twist

 
 
 

By Mandy Fayne

These Funfetti Cupcakes are healthier than boxed mix and fun to make with the kids.

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • ¼ cup butter - softened to room temperature or microwave for 20 seconds
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • (*or 4 egg whites)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup low fat milk (*or 2% Greek yogurt)
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - softened to room temperature or microwave for 20 seconds
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • a pinch of salt

Directions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the softened butter, applesauce, oil and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, baking powder and flour. Stir in milk until the batter is smooth. Blend in sprinkles.
  3. Pour batter into muffin pan.
  4. Bake cupcakes 30-40 minutes, or until top is golden and a fork inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool before frosting.

Frosting

  1. Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla, milk and salt.
  2. Frost away and decorate!
 
 







 
 
 
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