Vanilla Funfetti Cake

A beautiful, two layer, from scratch Vanilla Funfetti Cake!

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Delicious, from scratch, Vanilla Funfetti Cake! One bite of this moist cake and you'll be convinced it's the best!

There are days in my life when all I can think about baking is cake. And by baking, I totally mean “eating.”

After all, that is part of the reason why I love baking. I love food. And I love dessert. And I especially love CAKE!

Anyone else feel this way too?

Sometimes a simple cake is all it takes to satisfy my sweet tooth. I don’t always need a Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cake or a Mint Chocolate frosted cake.

Delicious, from scratch, Vanilla Funfetti Cake! One bite of this moist cake and you'll be convinced it's the best!

Part of the simplicity of this cake is the smooth frosting and outer layer of sprinkles.  No need for special frosting techniques.

I tell myself this is a great idea…until I find myself with a counter and floor full of sprinkles. I started by smoothing on the frosting, then filled my hand with sprinkles. I literally smashed them onto the side of the cake, and kept repeating until it was fully covered. I keep the cake on a baking sheet (with sides) in hopes to contain all the excess sprinkles. But I’ll be honest. It doesn’t always work out so well. So be prepared for a wee bit of a mess.

The other simplicity aspect of this cake is the flavor. I used my favorite homemade white cake recipe and just added sprinkles. I also used my favorite vanilla extract made by Rodelle. I joined on with Rodelle as a brand ambassador because I truly love their products. I’m often asked, “is there really a taste difference with vanilla extract brands.” And the answer I give, is absolutely yes. Open a bottle for yourself and smell the deep, rich aroma of vanilla. That’s what this cake tastes like! VANILLA!

Delicious, from scratch, Vanilla Funfetti Cake! One bite of this moist cake and you'll be convinced it's the best!

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Vanilla Funfetti Cake

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:26 minutes


For the cake:

  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Rodelle Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Rodelle Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


For the cake:

  1. Whisk together the egg whites and 1/4 cup of the milk in a small bowl until slightly combined. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla for 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Beat in egg white mixture until fully blended. Add in remaining milk and beat for 3-4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Fold in sprinkles.
  3. Spray two 9inch cake pans with baking spray. Pour batter into pans and bake in a 350 degree oven for 26-28 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

For the frosting:

  1. Beat butter for 3 minutes using whisk attachment on an electric mixer. Add in powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla. Beat an additional 4-5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  2. To assemble, place one layer of cake on a cake stand. Add a large amount of frosting to top and smooth with an offset spatula. Top with second layer of cake. Apply frosting to entire cake. To add the sprinkles to sides of cake, place cake on a baking sheet (to help catch excess sprinkles). Fill hand with sprinkles and press gently into sides of cake. Repeat until desired amount of sprinkles are applied.

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Delicious, from scratch, Vanilla Funfetti Cake! One bite of this moist cake and you'll be convinced it's the best!

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62 comments on “Vanilla Funfetti Cake”

  1. This cake looks so good! I am always too scared to try homemade cake recipes…I always make a box because every time I make homemade cake it turns out dry. But this cake looks so good! And so easy! Need to try!

  2. Debbie

    I love the simplicity of this cake. Vanilla and fun colored sprinkles. Definitely Pinning this for later.

    Gotta say I totally am with you with how sprinkles have a mind of their own. I made my granddaughter a sprinkle cake for her birthday last year using nonpareils. Those suckers bounce. I lost count how many times I swept strays into the sink that escaped the cookie sheet with sides. How they got from my kitchen to my dining room I’ll never know. Luckily my hubby followed up after me with a vacuum…lol.

  3. Such a fun cake! Love the sprinkles! And the recipe looks delicious! A must try!

  4. I love funfetti – everything is so much better with sprinkles 🙂

  5. Kayla

    Quick question. When do you add the milk and eggs into the other ingredients?

  6. We love cake too! It’s my favorite dessert. My husband especially loves funfetti cake so I’m sure this one would be a real winner. And I had to laugh when you mentioned the sprinkle mess, I am still finding sprinkles on the floor from the sprinkle cake I made last October 🙂

  7. I so needed this recipe for my sons bday at the beginning of the month! I made a funfetti cake and it turned out way to sweet! What sucked was I didn’t experiment so a bunch of 12 year old boys has way to sweet cake. Oops. 😉 This looks delicious and so so moist. So I totally agree with you about vanilla. There is a difference and you can taste it. I’ve never seen Rodelle extract. Wonder if its in cali? Gotta check it out. Thanks sweetie! Pinned of course too. 😉

  8. Karen

    I would like to make this today, but do not see when to add in the egg whites and milk. Could you get back to me soon. Thanks

  9. Michelle

    I would like to make this cake for Easter but I am with Karen, when do you add the egg whites and milk that you slightly combined and set aside in Step 1? Thank you.

  10. This cake looks Aimee and just PERFECT for Spring!

  11. Love this cake, Aimee! Rodelle vanilla is amazing stuff!

  12. sometimes funfetti cake is just THE BEST-and yours looks fantastic, so fluffy and moist and perfect!

  13. I just love how bright and cheery this funfetti cake is!!! And I do love that Rodelle vanilla…it smells and tastes amazing!!!

  14. Oh man, I think I just drooled all over myself. I am such a sucker for a delicious vanilla cake!

  15. Funfetti cake is so much to bake. I bet this cake tastes as good as it looks! The sprinkles look great!

  16. So fluffy! I want to dive right in! Great cake recipe, Aimee!

  17. barbara duncan

    I have read the Funfetti cake recipe 3 times & cannot figure out what do you do with the egg whites whisked together with the milk – recipe does not give that info or I am just stupid and cannot figure it out. Help !!!

  18. Dawn

    I would like to make this cake to bring to a party tomorrow. Csn it be made in a 9×13 pan? If so, how long does it cook for? Also, do you know how many cups the batter makes? Thank you so much! Funfetti is the BEST! 🙂

  19. Anonymous

    Can I use regular flour in stead of cake flour?

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