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Funfetti Cake

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This Funfetti cake is the epitome of deliciousness and nostalgia – a classic childhood favorite! With every bite, you’re greeted with a soft, moist texture and a perfect balance of sweetness. Not only is it sweet, but it’s also visually appealing. Those colorful sprinkles add a pop of fun that elevates your cake from ordinary to extraordinary. This Funfetti Cake is ideal for virtually any occasion. Birthdays, anniversaries, or even a regular Sunday afternoon can be made special with this delightful dessert. Moreover, the recipe makes 10 to 12 servings, so it’s perfect for gatherings. You’ll be the life of the party when you walk in holding this delicious cake.

Why You’ll Love Funfetti Cake

  • Ease of Preparation: With a prep time of just 15 to 20 minutes and a cooking time of 30 to 40 minutes, this recipe is not time-consuming. You don’t need to be a professional baker to pull off this delightful cake; it’s very beginner-friendly.
  • Mouthwatering Flavor: The vanilla extract and butter work harmoniously to give you a cake that is rich in flavor. It’s a taste that both kids and adults will love.
  • Versatile for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a holiday, birthday party, or even a casual get-together, this Funfetti Cake fits right in. The colorful sprinkles give it a festive touch that can brighten up any event.
  • Great for Sharing: This recipe yields 10 to 12 servings, making it ideal for family gatherings or social events. You’ll have enough to go around, and maybe even some left over for a sweet midnight snack.
  • Visually Pleasing: Let’s be honest, part of the joy in food is its presentation. The rainbow sprinkles in this cake not only add a crunchy texture but also make it visually stunning. It’s essentially happiness in cake form.

What You Need To Make Funfetti Cake

Kitchen Items you will need:

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer or kitchen aid mixer
  • 3 8-inch cake pans

Ingredients You Need To Make Funfetti Cake

For the Cake:

  • GF flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter, room temp
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sprinkles
  • Egg whites

For the Frosting:

  • Butter, room temp
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy cream

How To Make Funfetti Cake

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 3-8″ round pans with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Add the egg whites to a mixing bowl and mix on high until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl add the butter and sugar. Mix for 2 minutes.
  4. Add wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
  6. Stir in the sprinkles and split the batter in 3 pans evenly.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in the pans for 30 minutes and then flip onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl add the butter, sugar, and heavy cream. Mix until smooth.
  2. The type of butter will determine if you need additional heavy cream. This frosting is a firmer frosting to hold its shape.
  3. Add the frosting in between the layers of cake then the outsides. Optional: top with sprinkles. Enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I Use Regular Flour Instead of GF Flour?

This recipe specifically calls for GF flour to maintain its texture and flavor.

How Should I Store the Leftover Cake?

Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days for best quality.

Can I Make This Cake in Advance?

Yes, you can prepare the cake layers a day in advance. Just make sure to wrap them well in plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator.

What If I Don’t Have 8-Inch Pans?

You can use 9-inch pans, but note that the baking time may vary. Keep an eye on the cake and perform the toothpick test for doneness.

Funfetti Cake

Serving: 10 to 12 servings Times Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 to 40 minutes Additional Time: Rest time, 30 minutes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 1032kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Hand Mixer or Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • 3 8 inch cake pans

Ingredients

Cake

  • 4 1/8 cups 1.1 GF
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 8 tbsp butter room temp
  • 1 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 oz sprinkles
  • 10 egg whites

Frosting

  • 2 cups butter, room temp
  • 6.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream (you may need up to 2 additional depending on butter used)

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 3-8″ round pans with
nonstick baking spray.
  • Add the egg whites to a mixing bowl and mix on high until stiff peaks.
  • Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl add the butter and sugar.
  • Mix for 2 minutes.
  • Add wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
  • Stir in the sprinkles and split the batter in 3 pans evenly.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pans for 30 minutes and then flip onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl add the butter, sugar and heavy cream.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • The type of butter will determine if you need additional heavy
cream. This frosting is a firmer frosting to hold its shape.
  • Add the frosting in between the layers of cake then the outsides. Optional top
with sprinkles. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 1032kcal | Carbohydrates: 123g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 121g | Vitamin A: 1258IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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The Funfetti Cake recipe delivers on all fronts: taste, presentation, and ease of preparation. It takes the classic vanilla cake to the next level with the inclusion of colorful sprinkles, making it not only tasty but visually striking as well. The moist and flavorful cake layers, coupled with the creamy and rich frosting, create a harmonious blend of textures and flavors in every bite. This cake is more than just a dessert; it’s an experience that brings joy and happiness to any occasion. So go ahead, delight your taste buds and wow your guests with this show-stopping Funfetti Cake.

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