These party perfect cupcakes are super moist with lots of vanilla flavor and covered in the dreamiest vanilla pudding frosting. With sprinkles inside and out, they make for such a fun and special treat!

Vanilla Pudding Party Cupcakes

Today we’re celebrating Bryce & Barrett’s 1st birthday!

Vanilla Pudding Party Cupcakes

I just can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we were blessed with these happy healthy boys! We can’t remember life before them and are completely obsessed with their sweet spirits and fun personalities! It’s certainly never a dull moment with these two around and we wouldn’t wish it any other way!

Happy Happy Birthday, sweet boys! We love you so so much!

Vanilla Pudding Party Cupcakes

B&B had a big birthday party a few weeks ago where they made us proud with their smash cakes, so today we hosted a small family celebration with these fun and awesome cupcakes! And well, they loved smashing these too…

Vanilla Pudding Party Cupcakes

These are hands down the best vanilla cupcakes we’ve ever had! They’re super moist with lots of vanilla flavor and they’re covered in the dreamiest vanilla pudding frosting. With sprinkles inside and out, they make for such a fun and special birthday treat!

Vanilla Pudding Party Cupcakes

If you’re looking for an easy and absolutely delicious cupcake to bake for a special celebration, these are the ones!



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Vanilla Pudding Party Cupcakes

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert


These party perfect cupcakes are super moist with lots of vanilla flavor and covered in the dreamiest vanilla pudding frosting. With sprinkles inside and out, they make for such a fun and special treat!




  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles


  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles, for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, pudding mix and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Try not to over mix. Gently fold in 1/4 cup sprinkles. Divide batter evenly among prepared cupcakes liners.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cupcakes comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting, whisk the pudding mix and milk in a large bowl until well combined. Let pudding mix set for a few minutes before folding in the whipped topping.
  6. Once cupcakes are completely cooled, top with a big scoop of frosting and sprinkle generously with the remaining 1/2 cup sprinkles.
  7. Note:Store cupcakes in the refrigerator.

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  1. Looking forward to making these cupcakes! Will the frosting hold up during the party on the cupcake stand or does it melt quickly were not in the refrigerator? Thanks!

    1. Hi Erica! The frosting holds up great if you use whipped topping like Cool Whip and as long as they’re not sitting out in the sun or really hot weather. If they’re served in a room temperature setting, they will hold up great for a few hours. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Sarah! Yes, with the addition of the pudding mix, it will be thicker. It should be more like muffin batter. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  2. I have to ask, the whipped topping that you fold in to the pudding at the end… it is referring to cool whip or already whipped cream? I have whipping cream (liquid) and cool whip on hand, I just don’t know if I have to whip the whipping cream first or not… thanks 🙂 hope reply before I attempt and fail lol.

    1. Hi Carrie! It’s already whipped topping like Cool Whip. If you use heaving whipping cream, you will need to whip it with sugar first. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  3. So, I have to tell you. I don’t like cake!!!!
    BUT THIS RECIPE IS DEFINITELY DELICIOUS!! I also have to confess that I didn’t follow the directions. I just dumped the 1st thru all the ingredients; one at a time and then mixed everything together with my kitchen-aid stand mixer. 2 things that I did do was shred the butter with a grater and slightly beat the eggs with a fork. Mix.. then done. It made 12 good size cupcakes. Yummy!!! Definitely worth making. My new go to recipe…
    do you have a chocolate recipe too… well, I’m going to try changing the vanilla pudding(s) to a chocolate one and see if that works… (lol. Snicker snicker). ✌💞🥂
    Have a fab day!!

  4. These are delicious and moist with a great density. Best cupcakes I have made note I made without sprinkles and frosting.