Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

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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.

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The cake itself is simple.

Just a regular old one-bowl batter.

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake www.cookiesandcups.com

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…

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake www.cookiesandcups.com

Just bake it up and let it cool.

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake www.cookiesandcups.com

I went ahead and frosted it with my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting… BUT I filled the cake with my Toasted Marshmallow Frosting. It was a DELICIOUS combo!

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake www.cookiesandcups.com

Next I made the Sprinkle Streusel.  It’s super simple.

And of course requires more sprinkles…2 Tablespoons to be exact…

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Just spread the crumbles on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake www.cookiesandcups.com

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.

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake www.cookiesandcups.com

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!

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake www.cookiesandcups.com

Dig in!

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.

And my Homemade Vanilla Buttercream Recipe can be found HERE

 

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Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease 2, 8" cake pans, line bottom of pans with parchment paper and grease again. Lightly dust with flour. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in shortening and beat over medium speed until mixture is combined. Add in both milk and extract. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Finally add in egg whites and continue beating until very smooth, 1-2 more minutes.
  5. Stir in sprinkles.
  6. Divide batter evenly and pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes until knife comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then invert onto to wire rack to finish cooling.

 

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
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March 2, 2014 7:04 pm

Love the idea of using that toasted marshmallow frosting on this. It reminds me so much of the Momofuku milk bar confetti cake that I’ve been meaning to make for a long time.

annie @ chase that i love
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March 2, 2014 8:52 pm

This is a true work of art! This cake belongs in a museum. And by museum, I mean my belly.

Luv What You Do
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March 2, 2014 8:57 pm

This cake looks incredible! I love funfetti cake and that topping looks divine!

Cookbook Queen
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March 2, 2014 9:03 pm

OMG…just yes. Yes to the crumbs, yes to the sprinkles, yes to the marshmallow filling. Yes to ALLTHETHINGS!!

Erin | The Emerging Foodie
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March 2, 2014 9:33 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. Homemade confetti cake AND sprinkle streusel?! Get out of town. My mind is blown. Pinning and making an occasion ASAP just so I can make this!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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March 2, 2014 9:44 pm

I would like a whole bowl of those confetti clusters! OMG those look so good! And of course, the butercream, with a spoon too 🙂 This is a materpiece cake, Shelly!

Macy
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March 2, 2014 9:56 pm

This looks so yummy!

Jessica
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March 2, 2014 11:05 pm

Ohh this cake looks gorgeous! I love all things funfetti!

Lisa F.
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Lisa F.
March 3, 2014 1:14 am

Do i was debating on what to make soon for his birthday this Thursday and i found it, thank you! I noticed in the directions it says add two extracts but i only see vanilla extract in the ingredients list. Thanks!

Lisa F.
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Lisa F.
March 3, 2014 1:16 am

So not do and son not soon. Sorry.

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
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March 3, 2014 6:32 am

This cake is definitely perfect for any special occasion thanks for sharing 🙂

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
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March 3, 2014 7:09 am

That sprinkle streusel is just genius!

Jenny Flake
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March 3, 2014 8:20 am

This cake just makes me happy! So much fun!!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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March 3, 2014 9:39 am

How freaking fun is this?! LOVE!

Karly
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March 3, 2014 10:10 am

ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THAT STREUSEL?

I think I love you.

Katrina @ In Katrina
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March 3, 2014 10:15 am

Are you even kidding me. I can’t even. I am OBsessed.

Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
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March 3, 2014 2:57 pm

Sometimes you do just need cake! Specially cake with shortbread streusel topping! And stuffed with that toasted marshmallow frosting! good golly!

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
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This looks like such a great birthday cake! If you say “go to,” I say it’s got to be good!

Laura Dembowski
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March 3, 2014 3:48 pm

Homemade funfetti is the best! But those crumbles – I have a feeling they wouldn’t make it to the cake 😉

Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes
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March 3, 2014 4:10 pm

This is so adorable and cute! The confetti is such a great idea for this cake, and I love the topping.

Mercedes
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March 3, 2014 5:47 pm

What an absolutely perfect celebration cake Shelly! I love the look of that shortbread streusel!

Tracy | Pale Yellow
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March 3, 2014 6:22 pm

The sprinkle crumb topping on top is delightful! Love all the sprinkles!

Laura @ Laura
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What a fun cake! I’m a fan of the colorful crumbles on top!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
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March 3, 2014 9:24 pm

Is it bad that I want to go make this right now and then eat it all? Without sharing? I think I could live on funfetti!

Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion
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March 4, 2014 10:09 am

I can not get enough of funfetti! This looks awesome and you are right, sometimes you just need cake!

Angie
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Angie
March 4, 2014 12:20 pm

OMG – I want some NOW!!! That is a perfect cake!!

amanda
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amanda
March 5, 2014 5:50 am

love a good confetti cake recipe! this reminds me of the momofuku version. definitely can’t go wrong with it

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
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March 5, 2014 1:44 pm

I just want that streusel! Ok, I want the whole darn cake. But that Streusel…on ice cream…?! Yes!

Leigha
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Leigha
March 5, 2014 6:15 pm

Do you need to beat the egg whites first?

Lynna
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March 6, 2014 12:57 am

I can`t even…I`m correctly dying over that streusel crumb topping! Gorgeous cake!

Lynna
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March 6, 2014 12:57 am

I can`t even…I`m currently dying over that streusel crumb topping! Gorgeous cake!

Sarah Dymond
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Sarah Dymond
March 6, 2014 1:09 pm

How about making these into cupcakes?? I’m trying to make them tonight.

Molly
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Molly
March 9, 2014 11:21 am

Would this cake work in a bundt pan?

My Thy As in "Mighty"
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My Thy As in "Mighty"
March 10, 2014 10:05 am

Omg! This is like Momofuku MilkBar’s confetti cake but way easier! genius!

Sandi
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March 13, 2014 12:21 pm

I was thinking the same thing My Thy As in Mighty!!
This recipe is a relief. I’ve approached the Momofuku one a few times and just decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. This seems more tackleable 🙂

Renee @ Awesome on $20
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March 16, 2014 4:13 am

Sprinkle shortbread streusel is my favorite kind of insane. How do you get your cakes to bake up so flat? My oven sucks, so I always have to trim.

Jess @ What The Efff
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March 20, 2014 10:26 pm

I made this tonight to take to a birthday potluck tomorrow – I AM SO EXCITED. I made it as you did above – with the different frostings and the streusel. My word – that marshmallow frosting is outstanding! I love the little crunchies the toasted marshmallow gives it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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stella
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March 18, 2015 2:12 am

i love it great idea

Ellen Bailey
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Ellen Bailey
April 12, 2015 2:15 pm

Is it okay to freeze this cake for a day or two and then frost just before serving? Or frost and then freeze? Thanks. I’m looking forward to eating this!

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Ariela
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Ariela
April 12, 2016 1:35 pm

Hello!

I plan on baking/frosting this cake tonight for my boyfriend’s birthday party tomorrow night. Do you think that will be okay and still taste fresh? Or should I bake the cake tonight, freeze it, and frost tomorrow?

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