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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!

Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

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

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Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake

  • Author: Shelly @ Cookies and Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1012 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.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 247.1 mg
  • Fat: 14.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.1 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.5 mg

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50 comments on “Perfect Homemade Confetti Cake”

  1. Nana’s Girl

    I made it using the recipe in your cookbook. Then looked it up on your website, which has pics of the jimmies.

  2. Nana’s Girl

    ☹️ Could you clarify what you mean by “rainbow sprinkles” in your recipe, please? I specifically purchased the sprinkles (which are tiny rainbow-colored bb’s) instead of the jimmies (which are the little log-shaped confection). As soon as I began to stir the sprinkles into the cake batter they melted and turned the batter gray! This is a birthday cake for my God-daughter, and I don’t think I can serve it to her – it looks SO unappetizing!!

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