Funfetti Cupcakes for Two

I love cupcakes. And even though I’m a chocoholic, I will always choose a funfetti cupcake over a chocolate cupcake.

I’m weird. Whatever.

You see, I usually make all of these goodies and send them into work with my husband. But, this time, I wanted a recipe that I could make quickly and only make 2 cupcakes.

One for me. One for baby? πŸ˜‰ Just kidding…one for Mr. Chocolate & Carrots.

So I made numerous attempts at the cupcakes, and finally settled on a winner!

The first round, there was just too much batter and I tried to squeeze them into just two cupcake tins. Β And the sprinkles were just all wrong.

The second round, I got the sprinkles right, and got the amount in each cupcake tin right, but there was still enough extra batter to make almost three cupcakes.

The third round, there was just enough batter to fill two cupcake tins completely and the sprinkles were glorious! Yay!


I must now go get on my hands and knees, and pick up all of the sprinkles that are now hidden all over my kitchen….that and clean every room in my house.

Either I have a Spring cleaning bug, or I’m totally nesting.

Must. Clean.

And must eat cupcakes!

I hope you all have a great weekend and happy St. Patricks Day!

Happy Birthday to my Dad tomorrow! πŸ˜€

Funfetti Cupcakes for Two

heavily adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon skim milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350Β°F.
  2. Beat the canola oil, egg, milk, vanilla extract, and sugar together.
  3. Add in the flour and baking powder.
  4. Add in the sprinkles. Don’t over stir.
  5. Pour into two prepared muffin liners in a muffin pan.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Servings: 2


  1. Seriously?! There have been so many times I wished like crazy that I could just make 2 cupcakes. Not to share, though. Just to eat for lunch.

    Anyways, this recipe speaks to me. LOVE IT!!!

  2. These are SO cute – I love how the funfetti slightly melts into the batter. And what an awesome idea to bake in such a small quantity – I really need to teach myself how to do that… πŸ˜‰

  3. Wow. Nesting and Spring cleaning hitting at the same time? That’s a dangerous (but highly useful) combination. Love the cupcakes. I gave up refined sugars for Lent, and haven’t been baking as a result, but I could make these for the hubby and kiddo and not have any leftovers. Thanks! I’m sure that they’ll say the same!

  4. these look so great!! i always feel like i hit the jackpot when i find a recipe that makes just enough for two!! except that i will eat the other later all i need is a frosting recipe for two *hint hint* i might have to make these today. my sister gave up chocolate for lent and she is dying for sweets without chocolate LOL. i hope these will tide her over πŸ˜‰

  5. I have been trying so hard to cut back on the amount that I bake. I really don’t need a batch of cookies, brownies and cupcakes every week haha, but only making two is perfect! I have big plans for these guys right here πŸ˜€

  6. True story: I don’t like chocolate cake. True story #2: I always requested Funfetti cake on my birthday. I still (not so secretly) love it. I love that you made a recipe for two. Just perfect! I want both though. πŸ™‚

  7. Super cool….I get disappointed when I also fail at baking. You were determined and got it. I could probably go for chocolate first πŸ™‚ I just love it way too much to give it up for something else. Great looking cupcakes and pictures!!

  8. I wish there were “for two” everything. For two brownies and maybe for four cookies and cheesecakes. I just can’t stop when something is warm. πŸ™

    I always loved funfetti stuff other people’s parents (mine refused to buy it… hmp) would bring in for birthdays at school. And with icing from the can! It was awesome.

    Your cupcakes look great! Nice pictures.

  9. When the baby is finally born and is crawling, all those little sprinkles on the floor that you forgot, or couldn’t reach, they’ll find and eat as a snack. Not that this has EVER happened to me.
    Love the cupcakes, they look so fluffy and scrumptious. Im a bit weird like you, I do REALLY like funfetti and might take it over chocolate too!

  10. Yup, the sprinkles look just perfect. I like your relentlessness to get the recipe just right. I’ll definitely be making these because like you, I’m funfetti obsessed and having just my boyfriend and I at my house, I don’t want extra cupcakes hanging around – too tempting. Have a great weekend and thanks for the perfect recipe!

  11. Thank you for this! My husband and I are trying to eat healthier, but I love to bake! This gives us a little something without 36 cupcakes floating around! Plus I am not yet brave enough to try making my own recipes!

  12. i would like you to know that i did make these already (and posted them, too good not to share) and i just want to thank you for a tiny batch of great cupcakes. πŸ™‚ my sister was happy.

  13. Okay, these look delicious! I recently discovered your blog and found I’m only a few weeks behind you in pregnancy. But I’ll be making these soon, during the day, before the hubby gets home. One for me, one for baby, for sure!!

    Your pics are fabulous!

  14. Love desserts for 2! I can bake (which makes me happy), and not eat 2 dozen cookies (which makes my pants happy). Love all the sprinkles!

  15. I think these cupcakes are calling out to me! I saw them on Pinterest and then I saw a comment that you had left on Bakingdom! I’ll definitely be making them!

  16. I made these today but instead made 6 perfect mini cupcakes, baked for about 10 minutes. I think I had wrong sprinkles though bc they bled into the batter and turned it purple lol…then i think they dissolved πŸ˜€ Ah well they were still tasty!

  17. I’m making these right now and was wondering how you get the sprinkles to not bleed into the batter? It tastes good, but looks ugly! hahaha They are still baking so I hope they turn out! Any tips on the sprinkles would be appreciated! Thanks!!

    1. I’m pretty sure it was the type of sprinkles. I used the little hard dots and once you put them in the batter only stir a couple of times so it doesn’t blend in. I hope they tasted good! πŸ™‚

  18. Omg finally I don’t HAVE to eat all those cupcake…because you just HAVE to ;). I’m on a gluten and dairy free diet, do you think it would work with gluten free dairy free ingredients? I will try and post back.

  19. Omg Caroline! So deliciously possible! I came out with 3 cupcakes but I’m not complaining. Bettet to eat 3 then 5 in one sitting. I used arrowhead mills gluten free flour and vanilla rice milk as substitutes and it worked so well! I can’t believe how moist and yummy they were. Baking with gluten free flour tends to lead to a dense cupcake but not these. Thanks a bunch now i can experiment with recipes/flavors and not feel guilty/wasteful when the recipe flops n must be thrown away! Yeay! πŸ™‚

  20. Do you happen to have the full size recipe for these? I would just like to see the proportions for the sprinkles.

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