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

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


About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on March 2, 2019

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