Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

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.

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

How to Make this Easy Funfetti Cake

The cake itself is simple.

Just a regular old one-bowl batter.

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

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

Just bake it up and let it cool.

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

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

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

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

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

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

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

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

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

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



Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

  • Author: Shelly @ Cookies and Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 slices 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 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


  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.

Keywords: funfetti cake, easy birthday cake, easy cake recipe, funfetti desserts, best birthday cake, kids birthday cake


48 Responses

  1. Lisa F.

    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!

    1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. Ellen Bailey

    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!

  4. Ariela


    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?

    1. Shelly

      I think it will be fine! If you don’t frost it tonight, make sure it’s stored airtight. I like to wrap the cakes in cling wrap to lock in the moisture!

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  6. mady

    made this the other day for my boyfriends birthday! it was so easy and a huge hit. everyone loved it (especially the streusel topping :)! thank you for sharing!

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