These are bite-sized muffins lightly flavored with vanilla, decked up with sprinkles and ready in 8 minutes.
It is always fun to celebrate birthday with little sprinkles. Yes, my kids love sprinkles. My son wanted to make it himself. It is fun idea to incorporate sprinkles in baking. As for my son, It is nice to learn some skill while they are staying at home. This school year is going to end this week. He made this Birthday Cake Muffins himself. I only helped him in weighing the ingredients as I was afraid he would be spilling the flour everywhere.
What are Sprinkles?
Nonpareils are hard, round multicolored sprinkles, while jimmies are cylindrical, usually chocolate sprinkles that are also popular in America around 1930. Sprinkles generally require frosting, ice cream, or some other sort of sticky material to stick to the desired food surface.
Sprinkles are wildly used in Fairy bread, which is the name given to the children’s treat of sprinkles or nonpareils on buttered white bread. Fairy bread is commonly served at children’s parties in Australia and New Zealand. Similarly, A dessert called confetti cake has sprinkles mixed with the batter, where they slowly dissolve and form little colored spots, giving the appearance of confetti. Confetti cakes are popular for children’s birthdays in the United States.
How to make Birthday cake Muffins
This is an easy recipe that even my 8-year-old could easily make. This is a butter free recipe. Moisture of the recipe comes from yogurt, milk, egg, and oil. This recipe makes 12 mini muffins, you need to double or triple it if you want to make a big batch. This looks like famous grocery store muffin version but tastier for sure.
Points to remember
- I have used plain whole milk yogurt; you can use Greek yogurt if you want.
- Do not overmix muffin batter as it will not rise in the oven.
- Make sure to bake the muffin at high temperature 400° F and above to get characteristic dome shape.
- Also fill the muffin tin with ⅔ batter rather than full.
- You need to adjust time depending upon the size of the muffin. For mini muffins, 8 minutes is enough while standard size muffins might require 12-15 minutes. The amount of time these muffins will take will depend on your oven, so I recommend starting with the lower time, checking them, and adding additional time if needed.
- If you find you muffin batter is dry, then you can always add some extra milk to even things out. Start by adding 1 tablespoon at a time.
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Birthday Cake MuffinsThese are bite-sized muffins lightly flavored with vanilla, decked up with sprinkles and ready in 8 minutes.Servings: 4 servingsCalories: 303kcal
- 1 cup 125g all-purpose flour (can use whole wheat flour if you want )
- 2 tablespoon 30g sugar
- 2 tablespoon 28g brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon 3g baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup 64g milk
- ¼ cup 54g whole milk yogurt
- 1 egg
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil or your favorite oil
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 400° F degrees and grease your muffin pan with non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and brown sugar and mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl add milk, yogurt, egg, vanilla extract, and oil.
- Begin adding the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir until just combined. Make sure not over mix even if little flour mix are there, do not worry leave it.
- Add ¼ cup of rainbow sprinkles and gently fold into the batter until they’re evenly mixed in the batter.
- Using a tablespoon cookie dough scoop, scoop the batter into muffin cups, filling them ⅔ of the way full.
- Sprinkle additional rainbow sprinkles on top of each muffin.
- Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until slightly browned on the sides.
- Remove muffins from tins and let them cool on a baking rack for 5 minutes before serving.
- Store leftover birthday cake muffins in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
NutritionCalories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.