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Funfetti Baseball Cupcakes

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  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert


Hit it out of the ballpark with these adorable and delicious funfetti baseball cupcakes!


  • Cake:
  • 21/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup red, white & blue sprinkles
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (7 ounce) pouch red decorating icing (I used Betty Crocker)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 (12 cup) cupcake pans with paper liners and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until each one is well combined. Mix in the vanilla.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk, ending with the flour mixture, until well combined and batter is smooth. Fold in 1 cup red, white and blue sprinkles with a spatula.
  5. Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full with batter. Bake cupcakes for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. To make the frosting, beat the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until smooth. Add the salt and vanilla. Beat in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until well combined. Add 1 tablespoon milk and beat on medium-high speed until frosting is fluffy and of spreading consistency. Add additional milk if the frosting is too thick or additional powdered sugar if the frosting is too thin to spread.
  7. Spread a thick, smooth layer of frosting over the top of each cupcake. Use red decorating icing to draw stitching lines on top of each cupcake to resemble a baseball.