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!
 Homemade Funfetti Cake ohsweetbasil.com sprinkles, party, birthday
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 ohsweetbasil.com 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 ohsweetbasil.com 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 ohsweetbasil.com
Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate this Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Homemade Funfetti Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Keyword: cake, dessert, frosting
Servings: 12 -16
Calories: 9kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 1g
Tried this recipe?Mention @OhSweetBasil or tag #OhSweetBasil!

Homemade Funfetti Cake ohsweetbasil.com sprinkles, party, birthday

 LMS Headshot
cake batter ice cream balls! ohsweetbasil.com
cake batter cookies and cream ice cream
Cake Batter Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Strawberry Cake - this from scratch cake is cooked with layered strawberries for a stunning, lightly sweet cake that is best served with a side of sweetened coconut whipped cream. Recipe by Amber at DessertNowDinnerLater.com for Oh Sweet Basil.
Funfetti Blondies ohsweetbasil.com
Funfetti Birthday Cake Blondies

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 comments on “Homemade Funfetti Cake”

  1. 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!