Black and White Cupcakes

Disney Park Recipe:

Location: Sprinkles Bakery – Disney SpringsWalt Disney World

Location: Sprinkles Bakery – Downtown DisneyDisneyland

Source: The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson

Yield: 12 Cupcakes or one 9-inch cake


  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¾ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp fine sea salt

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (shaken)

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 10 tbsps unsalted butter(slightly softened)

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup lightly packed light brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • Vanilla Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350F.

  • Place cupcake paper liners in a cupcake pan.

  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together well.

  • In a small bowl,  mix together the buttermilk and vanilla.

  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, white sugar and the light brown sugar. It will become light and fluffy. Do this on medium-high speed.

  • Change the speed to medium-low speed, add half the flour mixture, mix, half the milk mixture, mix, remaining flour, mix, remaining milk and mix. Beat well until properly combined.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

  • Cool on a wire rack.

  • Top with Sprinkles Vanilla Frosting.

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