Vanilla Funfetti Cake

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

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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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.

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

How to make Funfetti Cake from Scratch

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

I told myself sprinkles around the cake is a great idea…until I found 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 to the batter. 

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

More Funfetti Recipes:

Frosted Funfetti Blondies!! Chewy blondies loaded with colorful sprinkles and topped with a creamy vanilla frosting (with more sprinkles of course)! A fun treat that can be made festive with any color sprinkle.

Soft and chewy Sugar cookies with SPRINKLES! Happy baking with these Funfetti Cookies!

I’m pretty sure it’s a well known fact that sprinkles make everything taste better. These Funfetti Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches are no exception to that rule! Filled with sprinkles, these are sure to go fast!

Delicious Vanilla Funfetti Cake Roll with homemade Funfetti Whipped Cream filling. Perfect summer dessert!


Yield: 16 servings

Vanilla Funfetti Cake

Vanilla Funfetti Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes

From scratch, Vanilla Funfetti cake recipe!


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 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 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece of cake

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 532 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 59mg Sodium: 192mg Carbohydrates: 75g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 55g Protein: 4g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
Delicious, from scratch, Vanilla Funfetti Cake! One bite of this moist cake and you'll be convinced it's the best!

Recipe originally published March 22, 2015

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63 comments on “Vanilla Funfetti Cake”

  1. Loooovee Funfetti cakes, and this cake would be no exception. We don’t get the ‘Funfetti’ box mixes here so this definitely be my go-to recipe from scratch- especially so since all the box mixes here are yellow cakes too, gah!

    Loving the pastel ‘spring’ sprinkles too! 🙂 Pinning and sharing on FB.

  2. Looks like your cake came out terrific! So many sprinkles!! I agree, good vanilla extract is always worth it, especially in cakes like this where it’s a featured flavor 🙂

  3. Yum, Aimee! I bet the egg whites make this cake so light and airy, but bursting with moist crumbs which is my favorite part of cake 🙂 I love this homemade Funfetti spin!

  4. The only time I ever crave cake, it’s funfetti. So now I’m craving cake. THANKS A LOT. 😉 Love the sprinkles, it’s so pretty.

  5. Love how Spring-y your cake looks! I bet it’s so fluffy and melts in your mouth! Yumm! Pinned!

  6. This cake is beautiful! You can never go past a classic like vanilla cake, and I am a sucker for all things with sprinkles! Gorgeous.

  7. You make such awesome layer cakes and Funfetti is always one of my faves! And so is a thick layer of frosting just like this cake has on top and in the middle…mmmmm! Pinned!

  8. Ooh, I also love baking (ahem, eating) cake at any opportunity. And when it’s as pretty as this one, sign me up for two slices! At least.

  9. I love Funfetti cakes! When I was little my mum used to make them all the time so they have a special place in my heart. This one sounds absolutely delicious! x

  10. GAH! Funfetti cake is my absolute FAVORITE and yours looks perfectly simple and so light and moist.
    If you ship me a few slices, no one gets hurt. Pinned!

  11. There is nothing better than a Funfetti/Vanilla cake. I am not much of a cake lover (gasp!) but one I do love, is a good ol vanilla!

  12. I adore Rodelle vanilla. I only buy the organic one and I get the biggest one that they have on Amazon! Your cake is just gorgeous, Aimee.

  13. What a stunning cake! That frosting looks seriously perfect!

  14. My daughter is always asking for a sprinkle-icious cake. I might have to make her this cake for her upcoming birthday!

  15. That’s such a pretty cake! I use Rodelle, too. I love their vanilla!

  16. Love this simple white cake! It’s perfect!

  17. My kids would go crazy over this cake!! And I agree – the vanilla totally makes a difference. Love Rodelle!

  18. Most of my decorated cakes could totally make the Cake Wrecks site, but I think I could do this. So gorgeous and my boys would love all of those sprinkles!

  19. I’m exactly the same. I always want cake which means I want to bake a cake. Now I want to eat this cake so that means I must bake it.

  20. Baking always equals eating! Yesterday I was baking some new cookies for the blog and had to taste test at least three to ensure their tastiness. We love funfetti in our house. This looks amazing!

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

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

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

  25. Kayla

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

  26. 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 🙂

  27. 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. 😉

  28. 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

  29. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  37. 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 !!!

  38. 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! 🙂

  39. Anonymous

    Can I use regular flour in stead of cake flour?

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