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Birthday Cupcakes with Sprinkles

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x


You can stop looking for the best birthday cupcakes recipe because you’ve found it. These fluffy, vanilla cupcakes are filled with crushed golden Oreos and rainbow sprinkles, then topped with creamy, dairy free frosting. They’re not just for kids, everyone goes crazy over these cupcakes.



For the cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 golden Oreos, crushed
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening, or vegan butter
  • 4 tablespoons vegan sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 45 cups powdered sugar
  • 34 tablespoons rainbow


To make the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a muffin tin with baking cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer *affiliate link, beat the sugar, sour cream or yogurt, oil, egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, about one cup at a time, beating until each addition has been fully incorporated. Stir in cookie pieces.
  5. Divide batter equally between 12 baking cups and bake cupcakes for 18 – 20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the shortening, sour cream or yogurt and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Add salt and powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time, and mix until each addition has been fully incorporated.
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: dairy free, easy, birthday, cupcakes, vanilla, sprinkles, confetti