Funfetti Cake

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Celebrate life’s special moments with a burst of color and fun with Funfetti Cake! This whimsical dessert is a delightful explosion of rainbow sprinkles, adding joy and festivity to any occasion. With its tender crumb and vibrant appearance, Funfetti Cake is perfect for birthdays, graduations, or any time you want to spread cheer and happiness. Get ready to unleash your inner child and embark on a culinary adventure filled with laughter, smiles, and, of course, plenty of sprinkles!


For the Funfetti Cake Layers:

  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  5. 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  6. 4 large eggs
  7. 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  8. 1 cup whole milk
  9. 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles (jimmies)

For the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  1. 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  2. 4 cups powdered sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  4. 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk (as needed for consistency)
  5. Rainbow sprinkles, for decoration


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Gently fold in the rainbow sprinkles until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans, spreading it out with a spatula to smooth the tops.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 22 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the vanilla buttercream frosting. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy cream, mixing until smooth and fluffy. Adjust the consistency with additional cream if needed.
  11. Once the cakes are completely cooled, assemble the Funfetti Cake by placing one cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread a layer of frosting over the top, then place another cake layer on top and repeat. Finish with the final cake layer on top.
  12. Use the remaining frosting to frost the top and sides of the cake, creating a smooth finish.
  13. Decorate the cake with additional rainbow sprinkles on top for a festive touch.
  14. Slice and serve this delightful Funfetti Cake to eager party guests or loved ones, and watch as their faces light up with joy at the sight of this colorful and whimsical treat.

Conclusion: Funfetti Cake is more than just a dessert – it’s a celebration in cake form, bringing smiles and laughter to all who indulge. With its colorful sprinkles and light, fluffy texture, this cake is perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any time you want to spread happiness and cheer. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and let the festivities begin with this delightful Funfetti Cake recipe that’s sure to make every occasion a memorable one.