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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How to Make this Easy Funfetti Cake

The cake itself is simple.

Just a regular old one-bowl batter.

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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…

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Just bake it up and let it cool.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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

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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!


Ingredients:

  • 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

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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Madi
June 12, 2020 6:33 pm

how long would i put the cake in the oven if im making cupcakes?

mady
May 28, 2019 1:13 am

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!

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?

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!

March 18, 2015 2:12 am

i love it great idea

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!

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.

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

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

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 🙂

Molly
March 9, 2014 11:21 am

Would this cake work in a bundt pan?

Sarah Dymond
March 6, 2014 1:09 pm

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

March 6, 2014 12:57 am

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

March 6, 2014 12:57 am

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

Leigha
March 5, 2014 6:15 pm

Do you need to beat the egg whites first?

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!

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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