Confetti is fun but stupidly messy, the inedible younger cousin of the piñata. So why not put it in cupcakes instead, since eating is better than vacuuming. Homemade treats are also better than those out of a box, so these cupcakes are a super birthday gift.
8 tbs/ ¼ lb/4 oz butter, melted
1 egg plus 1 white
vanilla and salt
2 c flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 c sugar
3/4 c milk
2 tbs (or more) sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Whisk together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and sugar into melted butter. Once combined, add vanilla and salt.
Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk into butter mixture until just mixed. Pour into 10 cupcake liners.
Bake for 20 minutes.
I frosted this batch with a brown sugar buttercream, which was sweet but not too sweet, a little crunchy, and molasses-y enough to offset the sweet white cake, but feel free to top them however you like.