This is my go-to recipe for Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake, otherwise known as Funfetti! It’s a white cake loaded with sprinkles and perfect for topping with white frosting. I love the addition of the Sprinkle Shortbread Streusel Crumb Topping!
Sometimes you just need some cake.
And cracking open a boxed mix is totally fine in my world, but I do think that you should have a few solid “scratch” cake recipes on hand. You know, for the special occasion.
And while Confetti Cake (Funfetti) is TOTALLY a boxed mix deal. (That texture can NOT be duplicated), it’s fun to give a homemade version a try too!
You won’t be sorry, trust me.
And I topped this whole cake with a sprinkle shortbread streusel, which I would like to put on everything in life.
Because sprinkles rule even harder when in a shortbread streusel.
The cake itself is simple.
Just a regular old one-bowl batter.
I do use vegetable shortening in this recipe because I prefer the lighter texture it gives the cake, but you can absolutely sub-in butter.
And of course, sprinkles…
Just bake it up and let it cool.
Next I made the Sprinkle Streusel. It’s super simple.
And of course requires more sprinkles…2 Tablespoons to be exact…
Just spread the crumbles on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
When they are done they will look like this…they will still be a little soft, but they will firm up as they cool.
I used the same recipe for this streusel as I did HERE, but I added the sprinkles and omitted the cinnamon.
ANd then I sprinkled that all over the cake. It makes it pretty and different, but you could absolutely just pile a whole heap of sprinkles on top too!
The recipe for the streusel can be found in THIS recipe, but like I said before, add 2 Tbsp of sprinkles and omit the cinnamon.