A few weeks ago I made an easy funfetti cake recipe. Why? To celebrate being fully vaccinated. Here is the thing, I need no excuse for cake. I can eat cake at any time for any occasion. It’s my third uncle twice removed friend’s cat’s birthday? Perfect time for cake.
Vanilla and funfetti cake has never been a personal favorite of mine. I like vanilla frosting but usually prefer chocolate cake. Red velvet and cookie dough cake seem more appealing to me. I decided to try make an easy funfetti cake recipe because I like to try new things and challenges. Plus, I was baking for one (me) so no one could really tell me it tasted terrible.
Why make an easy funfetti cake recipe?
- Do you like fun cakes?
- Do you want to relive your childhood with a super fun cake.
- Do you want a fairly easy cake that actually tastes better then box mix? Sweriously, and we know that is rare.
- Do you want to impress family or friends?
- Do you want to make your child the perfect birthday cake? Or your cats or dogs? (actually please don’t let your pets eat the cake)
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Funfetti Cake Recipe
- 3 and 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup rainbow sprinkles
- 1 and 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease three 9-inch cake pans.
- Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy (roughly 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat on high speed for 5 full minutes until creamed and smooth. On medium-high speed, add 1 whole egg at a time until each egg is mixed in. Then add vanilla extract.
- Using a mixer on a low speed, add the dry ingredients slowly alternating with the buttermilk. The batter should be smooth but not overly mixed. Last, not most important add the sprinkles until evenly mixed.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the cakes are baked through. To make sure the cakes are baked through, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. The toothpick will come out clean when done. Allow to fully cool off.
- Using a mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy (2 minutes). Using a mixer on low, add sugar, cream, and vanilla extract. Once mixed, increase to high speed and beat for 3 full minutes.
- Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Evenly cover the top with frosting. Top with 2nd layer and evenly cover the top with frosting. Add the third layer and evenly spread frosting over the top and sides. Add more sprinkles if desired.
A few Easy Funfetti Cake Recipe Notes:
- Avoid Sprinkles that Dye Batter: The “nonpareils” or ones that look like little balls will dye it. Overmixing your batter also results in losing the sprinkles and having a rainow (or maybe brown) cake.
- Frosting: If your frosting is too thin add more confectioners’ sugar. If it’s too thick add more cream.
- Don’t overmix: I learned this the hard one and it caused the cake to lose the sprinkles. This is supposed to be a funfetti cake, so you want the sprinkles!
In summary, this funfetti cake was a lot better than I anticipated. While white cakes are not usually my favorite, this was actually really good and I’m happy I made it.
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Questions for you:
Do you like funfetti cake?
What is your favorite type of cake?