Funfetti Cake

Can anyone honestly say that they do not like Funfetti Cake? Growing up my mom often made Funfetti Cake with Rainbow Chip Frosting which to this day remains a family favorite and is often requested by my dad. When I came across this recipe for Funfetti Cake from scratch I knew I had make it for a family dinner.


4 egg whites from large eggs
1 cup milk, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
8 tablespoons non-hydrogenated shortening
1/3 cup multi-colored jimmies

1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans. (Or, for a four-layer cake, grease four cake pans.) In a small bowl mix the egg whites, 1/4 cup milk, vanilla and almond extract. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer mix the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix for 30 seconds or until well-combined. Add the butter and shortening and mix for another 30 seconds, or until well-combined with the flour mixture. Pour in the remaining 3/4 cup milk and continue mixing on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
3. Gradually pour in the egg white mixture, mixing for 30 seconds after each addition. Mix for one more minute. Gently fold in the multi-colored jimmies.

4. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. If baking two layers, bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven and place the pans on baking racks to cool for about 10 minutes. Turn the pans over onto the rack. Flip the cake layers over and let them cool completely before icing.


1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
24 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and cut into 24 pieces

1. Combine sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Pour mixture through fine mesh strainer into medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture boils and is very thick, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer milk mixture to clean bowl and cool to room temperature, about 2 hours. 2. With stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat cooled milk mixture and vanilla on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add butter, 1 piece at a time, and beat until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Let sit at room temperature until stiff, about 1 hour.


  1. Such a 'fun' cake. I love it!

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  2. aaahhh, i love this! thanks for another great recipe, i'm gonna have to try this for my birthday. :D

    <3, Mimi
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  3. I don't remember the last tami I baked a cake.... it's time! It looks so pretty.
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  4. Oh I love confetti cake!! It's my fav.


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