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Homemade Funfetti Cake

Hello! It’s Natalie from Life Made Simple. I’m so excited to be sharing this super bright and cheery homemade funfetti cake here on Oh Sweet Basil today!
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Ever since I was little I can remember always requesting a funfetti cake for my birthday. It was & still is one of my favorites! It’s been a few years since I’ve had it, so this time I decided it was time to make a homemade version- 100% from scratch. And guess what? It’s even better than the boxed kind!
 Homemade Funfetti Cake sprinkles, party, birthday
Making cake from scratch can sometimes be intimidating, but throw it into a 9×13-inch pan and somehow it’s a breeze. Am I right? Seriously though, you’ve totally got this! You’ll need a handful of sprinkles, nothing fancy, just colorful jimmies, along with cake flour, and high quality vanilla extract. Grab a large mixing bowl and a hand mixer (or a stand mixer) and you’re set!
 Homemade Funfetti Cake sprinkles, party, birthday
This cake always bakes up beautifully and gets devoured in seconds. It’s easy, delicious and perfect for just about any celebration. I hope you’ll love it as much as we do!

Are Cake Mixes Dairy Free?

Not all cake mixes are dairy free.

Some mixes contain powdered milk or milk products.

However, there are many dairy free options.

It is important to read the label.


Can You Make Cake Batter Ahead and Refrigerate Overnight?

No, baking powder and baking soda would lose its ability to rise overnight.

What Makes Cake Crack in the Middle?

If your cake cracks in the middle, your oven is probably too hot.

An oven that is too hot causes the outside of the cake to cook faster than the inside, creating cracks.

Try adjusting the temperature a little bit.

Also, avoid opening the oven while the cake is baking.

Even a quick peek can cause the temperature to fluctuate which may lead to uneven results.

Can Cake Be Made Without Eggs?

You can replicate the same spongy texture without the use of eggs.

Eggs may be substituted by mashed bananas, applesauce, vinegar with baking soda, yogurt and silken tofu, depending on the recipe.

For instance, 1/4 cup applesauce or 1/4 cup mashed banana may be substituted for 1 egg.


Homemade Funfetti Cake

Homemade Funfetti Cake

Homemade Funfetti Cake

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16


For the Cake

  • 3/4 Cup 1 1/2 sticks Unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs room temperature
  • 1 Large Egg white room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Almond extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cake flour
  • 1/2 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher sea salt
  • 3/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Buttermilk room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Rainbow jimmy sprinkles

For the frosting:

  • 1 Cup 2 sticks Butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy cream
  • 3 1/2- 4 Cups Powdered sugar
  • sprinkles for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly butter and flour (or spray) a 9x13-inch pan.
  • Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar and extracts light and creamy, about 3-4 minutes.
  • With mixing speed on low, add the eggs and egg white, beating after each addition.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • With mixing speed on low, alternate adding the dry ingredients with the buttermilk, taking care not to overmix.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold the sprinkles.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading into an even, smooth layer.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cake is golden brown on top and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before frosting.

To prepare the frosting

  • In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the butter until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla, salt and powdered sugar, mix until large crumbs form, then slowly pour in the heavy cream.
  • Gradually turn speed up to medium-high and beat for 2-3 minutes or until fluffy.
  • Scoop the frosting into the center of the cake, then using a offset spatula, spread over the cake into an even layer.
  • Garnish with sprinkles if desired.
  • Cut and serve, enjoy for up to 3 days at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Funfetti Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 68g76%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 71IU1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • I followed this to make a Fruity Pebbles cake! It worked great. I modified a few things and doubled the recipe and it was wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Ohhhhh…I’ve never tried a Fruity Pebbles cake! Sounds like a kid’s dream come true. Or maybe even my dream come true! Thanks for the feedback!

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