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Vanilla Funfetti Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A cake that's easy to make and perfect for celebrating!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday cake recipe, white cake recipe
Author: Jackie
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites
  • 1 ¼ cup milk room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confetti sprinkles
Swiss Meringue Frosting
  • 9 egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 pound unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 8” cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, or the bowl of your mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add butter and beat until mixture is sandy.
  4. Create a well in the center and add eggs and egg whites, oil, vanilla, and milk, beating until just combined.
  5. Stir in confetti sprinkles.
  6. Evenly pour batter into cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean. Cool pans completely on a wire rack.
Swiss Meringue Buttercream
  1. Whisk egg whites and sugar together in a heat-proof bowl.
  2. Place bowl over a pot of boiling water and stir until mixture has dissolved and is no longer grainy.
  3. Pour mixture into the bowl of your stand mixer attached with whisk attachment and whisk on high until the bottom of the bowl is no longer hot and mixture is white and has doubled in size, about 8 minutes
  4. Add softened butter and increase mixer speed to high for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once frosting has come together, whisk in salt and vanilla.
  6. Frost cooled cakes and garnish with sprinkles.