Birthday Cupcake a la 3 Year Old

Today is the husband’s birthday, and let me tell you: I am one incredibly lucky lady to have staked my claim on him for the rest of our lives. He is a genuine guy who is passionate about his family and Dave Ramsey and always strives to keep our house clean, because heaven knows I struggle with it. My son and I decided that we needed to make cupcakes for Daddy as a surprise. The three year old took over from there and this is our final product:

Birthday Cupcakes A La Three Year Old

Drooling? I promise they are just as yummy as they look. Here’s how to make them…

1. Gather your ingredients. I’m not really a bake-from-scratch girl on a regular basis, so I grabbed a yellow cake mix and chocolate frosting from the pantry. Luke insisted on adding chocolate chips and sprinkles to the cake batter.

2. Prepare the cake mix according to the package (or from-scratch recipe if you are braver than I). Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the batter.

2. Time for sprinkles! I put a small amount of sprinkles inside an extra cupcake liner so it was easy for my son to get his pinch of sprinkles, plus it was easy to pour extra sprinkles back when he was finished.

And he was super happy to be putting sprinkles in the cupcakes before we baked them!

3. Put the cupcakes in the oven to bake. I always bake my cupcakes for the least amount of time recommended.

4. When the cupcakes are finished baking, set them aside to cool for at least a few hours. No one wants their frosting to slide off their cupcake (not that I know from past experience or anything…).

5. I have this wonderful decorator tool from Pampered Chef that I have had for years that I love to decorate cupcakes and standard cakes with. You can use pastry bags and coordinating tips, a plastic baggie with the corner snipped off, or use a knife to spread the frosting on if you don’t have the same tool that I do. Frost away!

6. Final step: sprinkles on top! You can use the same sprinkles you put inside the cupcake or you can be like us and use different ones. Keep it spicy.

These cupcakes are incredibly moist and delicious and easy.

Not only did we create a thoughtful treat for the husband, but Luke and I had some quality time together. He’s been talking about it all day and can’t wait to help again soon.

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