Glazed Funfetti Muffins


Since it’s my birthday this week I decided to make a breakfast that’s only fitting. Glazed funfetti muffins! They taste just like funfetti cake but in muffin form, and they’re for breakfast! Yeah my birthday is not for a few days but birthdays deserve a week of celebration right :)? I love muffins, they are like an excuse to have dessert for breakfast, right? Really I don’t believe in eating muffins every morning but for special occasions (or on the weekend) they are a must!

Glazed Funfetti Muffins | Cooking Classy

One of the birthday traditions we’ve started doing in our home is piling a stack of doughnuts on a plate then lighting some candles over them and waking our kids up while singing the happy birthday song with a plate full of gleaming donuts and holding a colorful variety of birthday balloons, yeah it’s like the best thing ever to wake up to :). It instantly puts a smile on their face. I started doing that since I’m not much of a morning person and usually don’t want to wake up super early to prepare an extravagant breakfast meal. But I wouldn’t mind waking up a little early to make these and swap out that doughnut tradition for a funfetti muffin one. These muffins are easy to make and they are one of those things that both adults and children alike can agree on. Who can resist anything when it comes in funfetti form? Save this recipe for the next birthday coming up on your calendar (and you might need to do a trial run this weekend right :).

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Glazed Funfetti Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter , softened
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 Tbsp rainbow jimmie sprinkles , plus more for decorating


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp evaporated milk or half and half
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  2. In a seperate mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium speed, blend together sugar, butter and vegetable oil until creamy, about 30 seconds. Mix in eggs one at a time. Blend in vanilla and almond extract. Using a rubber spatula, working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, fold and stir in 1/3 of the flour mixture until nearly combined followed by 1/2 of the milk, repeat process once more then end by folding in remaining 1/3 of the flour mixture just until nearly combined. Add in rainbow sprinkles and gently fold into mixture (you just don't want to over-work the batter).
  3. Divide batter among 12 paper-lined muffin cupcakes, filling each nearly full (about 1/3 cup in each). Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 15 - 18 minutes. Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool. Dip in glaze while still slightly warm and allow excess glaze to run off, then turn upright and return to wire rack, sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles and allow glaze to set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.
  4. For the glaze:
  5. In a shallow bowl, whisk together all glaze ingredients until well combined (If its too thick you can heat it in microwave about 10 seconds on high power).
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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: They are gorgeous! Scratch funfetti muffins with more sprinkles on top – this would for sure put a smile on anyone’s face. Love your bday tradition with the donut stacks, too. How fun for the kids. And happy bday!! Mine is in a few days. I hope you do something fun to celebrate :) June 4, 2014 at 9:15am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I forgot our birthdays are so close together :)! Happy Birthday to you too Averie!! June 4, 2014 at 9:25am Reply

  • How to Philosophize with Cake: Funfetti muffins?! That’s awesome. I love all things sprinkles, so I’ll have to try these sometime soon! :) June 4, 2014 at 9:40am Reply

  • Matt Robinson: Love these! Such a fun idea to celebrate with. And we do the same thing with a big pile of donuts for our boys birthdays too, love that! Hope you have a great birthday! June 4, 2014 at 11:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Matt! I wish birthdays were as exciting as they were when I was 5 but at least I can always plan on a good cake :). June 4, 2014 at 9:05pm Reply

  • Tina @ Tina’s Chic Corner: Happy birthday! What a great way to celebrate. Love these gorgeous muffins. :) Funfetti always makes for a happy treat! June 4, 2014 at 11:35am Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: Happy birthday Jaclyn! I’ll take the entire dozen, please. June 4, 2014 at 12:39pm Reply

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness: First off, Happy Birthday week! Yay Birthdays!
    I am completely and utterly obsessed with all things, these muffins? GIMME THEM ALL! Pinned! June 4, 2014 at 1:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Taylor! June 19, 2014 at 11:20pm Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: Birthdays definitely deserve an entire week of celebrating and these muffins look like the perfect way to celebrate!! June 4, 2014 at 1:38pm Reply

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life: These are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday week! I love all the sprinkles inside and on top! Happy Bday!!! June 4, 2014 at 2:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Jocelyn! June 4, 2014 at 9:03pm Reply

  • Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}: Funfetti for breakfast?? YES PLEASE! Your brain is awesome Jaclyn!! June 4, 2014 at 2:23pm Reply

  • Chrystin @ A Mate & a Rottweiler: Oh wow, these look good. I have no special occasions coming up, but I think any old Saturday morning warrants glazed funfetti muffins for breakfast.

    Thanks for sharing! June 4, 2014 at 5:33pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: The prettiest muffins I have ever seen! I wish I had a dozen in front of me right now! Happy early birthday, Jaclyn!! Pinned! June 4, 2014 at 7:02pm Reply

  • Natasha of Jaclyn you are the queen of funfetti! :) These are adorable! These are so fun! Happy Birthday!! June 4, 2014 at 8:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Natasha :)! June 4, 2014 at 9:03pm Reply

  • Liz S.: Perfect, celebratory muffins! Have a very happy birthday! June 4, 2014 at 11:27pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Happy birthday, Jaclyn! These beautiful muffins are the perfect celebratory breakfast! :) June 4, 2014 at 11:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thank you Laura!! June 5, 2014 at 10:30am Reply

  • Diane: What makes them muffins instead of cupcakes?? They look exactly the same to me! Happy Birthday :) June 5, 2014 at 1:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: The texture is the main difference, they’re more dense and they don’t have the frosting just the glaze :). Thanks for the Happy Birthday wish! June 5, 2014 at 10:30am Reply

  • Dylan: Oh wow, I was just looking for a cupcake to make for my dad’s birthday morning surprise this Saturday! These are perfect, thank you! :D June 5, 2014 at 3:09am Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: Happy Birthday! June 5, 2014 at 3:33am Reply

  • Bri | Bites of Bri: Love these! Funfetti are a favorite around here, but no boxes for us. Homemade funfetti is amazing! Happy happy birthday! June 5, 2014 at 4:48am Reply

  • Amanda: Have a great birthday week Jaclyn!!! Love these muffins, so much fun! :) June 5, 2014 at 6:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Amanda! You looked great on Jimmy Kimmel! :) June 19, 2014 at 11:20pm Reply

  • Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More: Happy birth week!! we like to celebrate all week long too! And these muffins look amazing…my kind of breakfast:) June 5, 2014 at 8:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Kristy :)! June 5, 2014 at 10:28am Reply

  • Deb: Tried making these tonight! My oven runs a little hot so they baked perfectly in 16 minutes, although some turned a touch darker than others. NOTE TO SELF: turn the next batch half way through.

    But oh my God they taste like what I imagine a rainbow would taste like. Had to skip almond extract because no has and used star shaped jimmies instead of the regular kind because Wal-Mart’s baking section is pathetic, and they were still phenomenal. I can only imagine what they’d taste like if they were done exactly according to the recipe.

    QUESTION FOR YOU: How would you recommend storing these overnight so they remain fresh the next day? Would I be able to put them in tupperware and into a fridge? August 16, 2014 at 6:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I might try storing them in the fridge (in a container) because with mine I didn’t and the glaze became moist the next day so maybe the fridge would prevent that. August 16, 2014 at 8:48pm Reply

  • Sloane: These look so pretty! I was wondering if the recipe would change in anyway if I wanted to make mini-muffins instead of regular muffins? September 24, 2014 at 6:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The only thing you’d need to change would be to reduce the baking time. I hope you love them! October 21, 2014 at 6:57pm Reply

  • Salsera77: Made these for my daughter’s 3rd birthday yesterday!!! As everything else from your site… they were super yummy!!! thanks for this!! January 5, 2015 at 4:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear they were enjoyed! Happy birthday to your daughter :)! I have a 3 year old girl too, they’re so fun! January 5, 2015 at 6:25pm Reply

  • Kristin H: Another perfect muffin recipe from you, Jaclyn! You really have the best muffin recipes! I know they will always turn out, and that they’ll have perfectly-domed tops. These were light and moist, and so pretty and fun. Thanks again for all the work you put in sharing your recipes with us. February 18, 2016 at 12:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe too Kristin, thanks for letting me know :)! February 18, 2016 at 7:01pm Reply

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