This is the easiest and tastiest Homemade Funfetti Cake recipe you’ll try! Supremely moist, soft and fluffy, it’s studded with lots of colorful sprinkles and topped with a creamy buttercream frosting.
It’s Friday! It’s Friday!
(Although if you’re like me, you don’t need me to remind you – you’ve had it counting down since last Sunday) 🙂
I love Fridays because they’re my days off, and I also love this one in particular because I have every intention of sitting by the pool, reading a stack of magazines, and drinking cucumber mint limeade that I found at Costco.
Yesterday I spent my day at the spa. Truth be told, I had kind of a hellish week and sometimes spa days are totally necessary for survival. Like, I think if I went one more day without a deep tissue massage, my back would have seized and I would have spent my weekend lying in the fetal position on the carpet. Which, not surprisingly is how I spend some weekends after I’ve been drinking. #YOLO
So yes: back to Operation Pool Day. I’m stoked. If you need me, you better bring me a sandwich and the latest Us Weekly. Will only reply for food.
So I’m going to leave you in good hands with this phenomenal Homemade Funfetti Cake. I’d been wanting to make a homemade funfetti cake from scratch and tried a few recipes before finding that this one was, well, the One. This recipe is supremely moist, soft, and fluffy and has a great crumb texture. You know how some homemade cakes are drier? This one is far from it!
And of course, it’s topped with a homemade creamy buttercream frosting, because that’s really the only way to do funfetti cake, amirightoramiright?
Cheers to the weekend!
*adapted from The Big Book of Cakes cookbook
Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake From Scratch
- FOR THE CAKE:
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 3½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1¼ cups whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup rainbow jimmies
- FOR THE FROSTING:
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3½-4 cups confectioners' sugar
- Additional rainbow sprinkles for decoration
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 9x13" rectangular baking pan with cooking spray. (Likewise, you may also grease 2 (9") round pans.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in the butter and cream until just combined. Add in the milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and eggs slowly until a smooth batter forms. Fold in the sprinkles.
- Bake in the rectangular pan for 30-40 minutes or in the 2 round pans for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist, not wet, crumbs. Cool completely.
- To make the frosting: Cream the butter and vanilla extract together in the bowl of a stand mixer until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, alternating with the heavy whipping cream until a soft, spreadable frosting is achieved. Spread the frosting evenly over the cake and top with the remaining sprinkles. Store cake covered, either at room temp or in the fridge.
I love how tender, sweet and delicious this homemade cake is! You’ll never want boxed Funfetti again! 🙂
Have a super sweet day!
yes, yes, yes please! Unicorn approved. <3
Looks & sounds delicious
Mary C says
The instructions for the cake mention cream, but no cream is listed in the ingredients. How much cream?
Thanks. It looks so yummy!
Hi Mary, the heavy whipping cream is added during the frosting 🙂
See step 2, second sentence – says cream 🙂
Cream in step 2 means the mixing term.
Ha ha! I fell for this too! Cream as in mix not cream as in ingredient. Glad I wasn’t the only one wondering, well how much cream?!!
I just had the same question too ?
I thought the same thing… I just used milk and butter at the same time it’s currently in the oven so maybe it will work out maybe not. Seems to be kind of fool proof so I am hoping for the best.
Help! Is it just a half cup of butter? It Is not even coming close to creaming with the Whisked flour and sugar. Not enough butter…
Hi Sandy – yes, just 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons). Keep working it!
9pm on a Monday night, hankering for cake. What to do? Order delivery? Felt silly ordering just a slice of cake. Bake a cake? That seemed like a lot of work and I didn’t have half the ingredients.
In comes this cake and boy let me tell you- it was freaking phenomenal! Moist, sweet, rich- fantastic.
I was so amazed at how easy this cake was. No cake flour, no sour cream, no ingredients I didn’t personally already have on hand. I didn’t think this recipe existed to be honest.
I did just use a hand whisk because I was lazy and didn’t feel like taking out the stand mixer (a sin, I know), but I didn’t notice the texture being off at all. I also just did a glaze on top instead of the frosting, which was just because of personal taste.
If you want to make a cake that’s quick, no muss no fuss, and absolutely delicious- this is the one! Thank you the domestic rebel!!
I baked this today and my cake completely fell in the middle. What did I do wrong?
CAN I use buttermilk instead of whipping cream for the frosting?
Hi Rose, you sure can. It will obviously affect the flavor some (it will be more tangy as buttermilk is acidic) but it should be fine.
Debi [email protected] says
Can we use this same recipe for cupcakes?
Hi Debi! I don’t see why not! Just adjust the baking time to about 18-22 minutes, checking at the 18-minute mark for doneness.
I made this yesterday – I was really disappointed in how much this cake is like a pound cake instead of a light fluffy cake…after making it it feels like something is missing from the recipe – flavor was good but the over all cake seemed off…
Alexus D says
I love funfetti cake, and was super excited to try this recipe. Although the cake turned out good in flavor and also very fluffy in texture, my sprinkles seemed to have sunk to the bottom of the 9×13 inch pan- making the sprinkle layer only on the bottom of the cake rather than the sprinkles being evenly distributed throughout. I think maybe next time I’d do 1/2 cup of rainbow jimmies as opposed to 1 cup- as that was A LOT of sprinkles. Overall, great tasting cake. But when you get to that sprinkle packed bottom, it’s not so great.
Which salt do you prefer to use for your recipes?
Hi Colin, I honestly just use Morton’s salt in the cylinder from the store!
Kathleen Blackwood says
You should always read instructions carefully,