Funfetti Cake conjures up memories of family birthday dinners in high school. I love a good funfetti cake. The fluffy white cake with pops of bright sprinkle colors. It definitely has a little bit of nostalgia factor it! That being said, there are so many amazing funfetti recipes out there now.
Check out these other funfetti ideas:
Funfetti Sugar Cookie House
Chex Funfetti Mix
Funfetti Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Bars
Skinny Funfetti Dip
Funfetti Cookies Supreme
Homemade Funfetti Cake is a lot easier to make than you would imagine. Simply whip up a white cake and stir in some sprinkles. One of the trick to getting your cake to come out extra fluffy is to combine the wet ingredients (such as vanilla, milk, butter, eggs) together separately so that they get well combined. Then take the time to sift together the dry ingredients. This is a step I have a tendency to skip because I don’t like having to clean my sifter (its impossible to get every crack) and it always seems like it will take forever. I am usually anxious to get to the eating of the finished cake! That being said, I’m always glad when I take the time to sift. It’s actually really fun to see the powder get super fine & float down into the bowl! Once you’ve sifted & combined, make sure to hand stir the sprinkles in for just a second. You don’t want to stir them too much or they will start to smear around in the batter giving you more of a rainbow cake than a funfetti cake!
Now, the big question is what kind of sprinkles should you use? Use the kind like you see on this cake! They are actually called jimmies (or rainbow sprinkles). Do not use the tiny little ball sprinkles. Those will definitely melt in the cake and spread, resulting in a lack of funfetti look to your cake. You can also use the round little discs, called quins. Those hold up pretty well and have a fun pop look to them.
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
- 4 large egg whites
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease two 9 inch round pans.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat together the egg whites, butter, milk, and vanilla.
- In another bowl, sift the dry ingredients together until well mixed.
- Using a mixer, alternate combining wet ingredients with dry ingredients until well combined.
- Add in sprinkles, stirring by hand until spread out in the batter.
- Pour into greased rounds and back for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick in the center comes out clean.
- Cool, ice, & cover in sprinkles!