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Funfetti Cake From Scratch

Have you heard of Funfetti cake? It's a special kind of cake mix that has sprinkles in the mix to make the inside of the cake look like confetti.

If you would like a Funfetti cake, but don't have any Funfetti cake mix, here is how you can make your own:

  •  Use a plain old white cake mix. You can use store bought, but sometimes we make our own.
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  •  After the batter is all mixed up, and just before you put it in the oven, add in a quarter cup of the oblong rainbow sprinkles. Make sure you use the oblong sprinkles. The little balls don't work nearly as well.

See? It looks just like a cake made with the  store bought Funfetti cake mix.

White cake mix recipe:

  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

2. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs are formed.

3. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla.

4.Beat at low speed for 1 minute, then high for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl frequently. (Egg whites may be beaten separately before adding to mix for a lighter cake.)

5. Bake at 350 for 25-30 min.

This post is linked at Works For Me Wednesday , Tasty Tuesday, and A Soft Place to Land.

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  1. ymwifey says:

    That’s beautiful!! You did such a great job! Thanks for the recipe too. :)

  2. Wow! Why haven’t I ever thought of that?!? Lol. My oldest is going to love it. Great job on the decorating… it is beautiful!

    I like your signature too! :)

  3. lol! i am so laughin’ at your “secret” amount for the sprinkles. we have made our own homemade version and made the mistake of adding in oh, i don’t know a bottle of confetti!!!! guess we weren’t in on the “secret” LOL! yours was a whole heckuva lot prettier than ours. oh, and i bet it was edible! that’s always a plus when baking a cake, right? right!

  4. Neat! And beautiful decorating:)

  5. A Hopeful Hollar says:

    That looks beautiful…and very familiar. 😉

  6. rcsnickers says:

    what a great idea. you did an excellent job decorating it! question: is it a one layer round cake or two? what is the icing? buttercream recipe?

    thanks (typing while holding a sleeping baby!)

  7. Dave @ Home School Dad says:

    That sounds cool and we always have extra sprinkles on hand. Thanks for the tip!

  8. Fantastic. I’ll be using this for Toots B’day cake in April. Thank you for sharing this.

  9. this is so cute and one of my favorite cakes

    it used to be called confetti

  10. That is too funny! I had a craving for cake last week (pregnant), and funfetti cake is my favorite with the matching icing. My daughter and I whipped it up and I noticed the “secret” ingredient and thought to myself how simple that can be to do on my own. Now we’ll just use the store brand mix and confetti sprinkles I already have on hand!
    Great WFMW post!!!

  11. Your Frugal Friend, Niki says:

    I tried this out and it is fab!


  12. This is my favorite cake! I was wondering if it would work to just add some sprinkles. Thanks for sharing.

  13. the 6 o'clock stitch says:

    You should submit this tutorial in the Mr. Linky for "Make & Tell Monday"! Feel free to jump in every week! I love it!


  14. I have a question. How long do you cook the cake and at what degrees? I didn't see anything about that…


  15. Smockity Frocks says:

    We used a mix and followed the directions on the box.

  16. At What Temperature Do We Bake This? And At What Time?

  17. Looks like FUN (ha ha ha)!!! And, what a fantastic idea! I would have never thought of this. Thanks for sharing, Smockity :)

  18. I’ve never run across a homemade recipe for confetti cake…..love it! Thanks. 😉

  19. I noticed the one time that we made that box mix that it was just sprinkles in it, but I never thought about making it with the kids. I bet they would love it! And, then there would be the extra bonus of homemade! :) Thanks for the reminder!

  20. That looks wonderful. I need to file this in “why didn’t I think of that?” Thanks for the tip, I am definitely going to try it!

  21. Ok, I’m bookmarking this. I prefer to make my cakes from scratch due to a bad experience with a cake mix and my son’s food allergy. I’m in love with my chocolate cake recipe but haven’t found a white cake recipe I like. Thanks!

    I’m linking up today, too: Monster Cookies

  22. What a great idea! What kid doesn’t like funfetti!? :)

  23. We did this once. Amazing how well it works. Food coloring makes a really cool swirl cake too.

  24. Yum! These look delicious!

  25. What a great idea! Funfetti cakes are…well…fun! I know, I’m lame.

    Thanks for linking this to Tasty Tuesday!

  26. My son loves Funfetti cake, and I have been wanting to bake one from scratch instead of using a box mix. Thank you so much !

  27. Aahh, from scratch – the only way to go. I was haning out with the kids backstage at Haunted Theatre yesterday, and they kept talking about this “funfetti” stuff. Although I’m anti-boxed and processed foods, I was glad to find a from-scratch version to check out! Now, if I can just figure out how to make sprinkles from scratch…

  28. Yum, I just made these today and they are FANTASTIC!!! Love them so much, thanks for the recipe 😀

  29. How much does it make

  30. How much does it make

  31. Cynthia Pitman says:

    The frosting and the cake are both things I have made in the past but given up for convenience, which isn’t all that convenient. I think I will get back to homemade. Then we won’t have unneeded additives. Thanks for the reminder.

  32. Brandy Durante says:

    Any suggestions for higher elevation? I made it and the middles didn’t rise. Still quite yummy though! Thanks!


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