These pretty cupcakes from FugalMomeh.com feature a dense funfetti cupcake and rich vanilla buttercream, decorated to look like an ice cream sundae!

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

For the buttercream

  • 1 2/3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

For the topping

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Sour cherry candies
  • Sprinkles

Preparation

For the cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. Cream your butter and sugar together with a mixer then add in eggs, milk and vanilla until blended. Slowly add the dry ingredients until smooth, being sure not to over-mix. Line a muffin tin with baking cups and fill each with the cake mixture, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the buttercream

Cream your butter then slowly add icing sugar and vanilla extract then beat for about 3-4 minutes, or until frosting is light and fluffy.

Assembly

Bring about a cup of water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Set a heatproof bowl over the mouth of your saucepan. Make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Pour your chocolate into the bowl and stir occasionally as it softens. Once most of the chocolate is melted remove the bowl from the heat and continue to stir. Stir in the vegetable oil until well combined and smooth. Ensuring that the cupcakes are completely cooled. use an ice cream scoop to to create mounds of buttercream on top of the cupcakes. Use a butter knife to shape the buttercream to look like scoops of ice cream. Spoon the chocolate mixture over your scoops of "ice cream" to replicate the look of chocolate syrup. Decorate each cupcake with sprinkles and top with sour cherry candies.