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Pink Confetti Cupcakes

Servings 30 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pink jimmies

Strawberry Buttercream:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry puree
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Beat butter and sugar for 3 minutes, scrape bowl as needed.
  3. 3. Add egg whites one at a time on low until fully incorporated.
  4. 4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  5. 5. Alternate adding buttermilk and the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture.
  6. 6. Mix in sour cream.
  7. 7. Fold in jimmies and fill liners 3/4 full.
  8. 8. Bake for 16-22 minutes, or until and inserted knife comes out clean.
  9. 9. Buttercream: Beat butter and cream cheese. Add strawberry puree, gelatin and vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  10. 10. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes.