Funfetti Birthday Cake

It is rare that we bake proper cakes around here. We do a lot cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and cheesecakes. I always find cakes a little daunting though. But my friend was celebrating her daughter’s first birthday and I wanted to make the “smash cake.” She wanted either white cake or yellow cake and no food coloring in the frosting. In order to “spice” things up a bit I decided to throw in as many sprinkles as I could. Sprinkles make everything better!

I had so much fun making this cake that I did it twice! I made one for practice and another one for the big day. Which was lucky for me, because I got to taste a piece! There is something about funfetti cake that is just so fun. I think they make perfect birthday cakes! Despite my love for funfetti cake, I think they may be the first time I have made a funfetti cake from scratch. It was perfectly moist and tasted way better then a box mix! I couldn’t attend my friend’s daughter’s first birthday so I am glad I could make the cake.

Here is what you'll need

Combine milk, egg whites, and vanilla

In the mixer combine the cake flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt

Add the butter and the shortening

Add the milk

Add the egg/milk/vanilla mixture

Fold in the jimmies

Divide into 2 cake pans

Spread evenly

While the cakes are baking start the frosting. Cream the butter. Add the sugar, milk, and vanilla.

Add more powdered sugar

Allow the cakes to cool and frost them any way you'd like!

Happy 1st Birthday Reegan!