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Funfetti Vanilla Layer Cake

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 90 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: Serves 12
  • Category: Cake
  • Cuisine: American


Funfetti Vanilla Layer Cake with two layers of vanilla cake loaded with sprinkles, frosted with vanilla buttercream and completely covered in SPRINKLES!


Vanilla cake

  • 230 grams (1 cup or 2 sticks)¬†unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 200 grams (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 315 grams (2 and 1/4 cups) plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 240 ml (1 cup) milk
  • 2 tablespoons full fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles (rainbow jimmies)

Vanilla buttercream

  • 230 grams (1 cup or 2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 750 grams (6 cups) icing or powdered sugar
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 2 cups of sprinkles (rainbow jimmies)


  1. Grease and line two 8 inch round baking tins. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, sugar and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat after each addition. Sift in the flour and baking powder.
  3. Add the milk and beat on a low speed until combined. Add sour cream and mix through. Finally, add the sprinkles and stir briefly.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake tins and bake in the oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until golden on top. Carefully remove the cakes from the pans and set on a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make your frosting, beat the butter with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, then add the vanilla. Begin to sift in the icing sugar, one cup at a time. Add a tablespoon of milk as needed. Continue until you have used all the icing sugar and milk and the frosting is smooth and creamy.
  6. Use a serrated knife or a cake trimmer to even the top of both cakes. Place one cake on a small cake board, then cover the top with buttercream. Place the second cake on top. Cover the entire cake, top and sides, with remaining buttercream.
  7. Pick up the cake by the cake board and hold over a large mixing bowl. Carefully press sprinkles into the side of the cake, letting the extra sprinkles fall into the bowl. Continue until top and sides of cake are completely covered. Cut and serve.

Keywords: Dessert, Cake, Sprinkles, Funfetti

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