There’s never a bad time for some small-batch birthday cake muffins, am I right? Have a little bit of birthday cake whenever you want!
I have a cake problem (in addition to my cookie problem, yes). I love birthday cake and there are days, you guys, days I really want the tiniest piece of cake, but of course, there’s none in the house. And you know I’m not trying to BUY a cake, so I decided to invent a simple solution to this problem (one that didn’t require making a whole dang cake). Small-batch birthday cake muffins!
As you can see, these little muffins are super simple to whip up and the recipe only makes about 8 muffins total, so there are just enough for everyone to have one, or for you to have two on four separate occasions. No judgment here.
I can tell by the look on your face that you’re wondering what’s the difference between these small-batch birthday cake muffins and let’s say, a birthday cupcake. Well, in my honest opinion, these muffins are slightly more dense than regular cake and they have a lot less sugar. The whole recipe only has 1/4 cup of sugar to be exact!
Even though there is less sugar, these small-batch birthday cake muffins are still loaded with birthday cake flavor! And I promise you’ll never even miss the frosting!
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ TBS lemon juice
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin.
- In a large bowl, melt butter.
- Add egg, vanilla, lemon juice, and milk and mix.
- Stir in flour, baking powder, and sea salt until just combined.
- Fold in rainbow sprinkles.
- Scoop batter into line muffin cups, filling ⅔ full.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
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