Homemade Funfetti Cake Recipe

Make your own homemade funfetti cake with this easy and delicious recipe!

Homemade Funfetti Cake Recipe -- make someone's birthday a little more fun and bright with this exciting and easy vanilla funfetti cake.


First off all, I have to say a big happy birthday to my sweet Jack. He is two today, and we are so grateful he is our son! Isn’t he so handsome?!



I have a post I’m writing lamenting on motherhood…but I just haven’t had time to finish it (life of a mom right?!) So, I thought I would share a fun recipe for the cake we had at Jack’s birthday party a few weeks ago.

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I don’t care how old you get — you are never too old for funfetti! I thought it would be fun to make a homemade funfetti cake. It’s a super simple recipe, but it’s fun to make. I always think homemade cakes are always better.

Sure, just buying a funfetti cake from the store would be easier, but you can use whatever sprinkles you want by making it yourself (I absolutely love this assorted batch from Wilton — so easy to work with!), and honestly, it doesn’t require a whole lot more effort than making a store bought cake requires. I promise!

Homemade Funfetti Cake Recipe -- make someone's birthday a little more fun and bright with this exciting and easy vanilla funfetti cake.


One thing I should note — don’t mix the sprinkles in using a beater! I made that mistake, and it pretty much turned the cake a weird, greenish blue color. Fortunately after it was baked, it wasn’t quite such an odd color. I recommend making the cake recipe, pour it into the pans, and then pour a bunch of sprinkles into the batter. That’s what I did after my first mishap, and it worked much better!

Now, excuse me, while I go snuggle by big two-year-old (Thomas the Tank Engine is calling!)

Homemade Funfetti Cake Recipe
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  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 cup oil (or substitute 1/2 apple sauce, 1/2 oil, for a slightly healthier cake)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles (in any color you want!)
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat sugar and eggs together until slightly thickened.
  3. Add flour, milk, oil, baking powder, and vanilla and beat for about a minute until the batter becomes creamy and smooth.
  4. Prepare two cake pans, or one 9x13 pan.
  5. Divide the batter into two equal batches.
  6. Pour one of the batches of batter into both of the pans. Sprinkle desired amount of sprinkles all around.
  7. Pour remaining batter into each pan and sprinkle sprinkles again.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pans.


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