Funfetti Cake

16 Apr

funfetti frosted

For my husband’s birthday, I made a funfetti cake. He’s a fan of anything with sprinkles, so I thought it would be a fun surprise. This cake was very moist and sprinkles definitely made it fun. Since the cake uses melted butter, you don’t need a mixer for the cake itself, but you will for the frosting. 

Adapted from: Six Sisters (and Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Makes: 1 9×9 cake

Ingredients:

Cake:
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar (I almost always use dark brown)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup yogurt (greek worked well for me)
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 milk (I used skim)
2/3 cup sprinkles (not nonpareils)

Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter at room temperature (2 sticks)
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk (or heavy cream)
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
sprinkles (to top cake)

Directions:
1) For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 in. cake pan with baking spray or butter and flour the pan. (I used a springform pan in the pictures because I was transporting it soon after making and it was just easier that way.)
2) Add both sugars to the melted butter and mix until evenly combined.
3) Mix in the egg, vanilla, and yogurt.
4) Add in baking powder, baking soda, salt, and half of the flour. Mix in, add the milk, mix, and add the rest of the flour just until no large lumps remain. Stir in the sprinkles at the very end so they don’t bleed their color into the batter.
5) Pour into the cake pan and baking for 30-35 minutes, covering if the top begins to get too dark, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.funfetti unfrosted
6) For the frosting: beat the butter until smooth, 2-3 minutes. Slowly add the powdered sugar (to avoid a powdered sugar cloud) letting a little get incorporated at a time. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar if too thin or more milk if too thick. Keep beating to make the frosting fluffier.
7) Frost the cooled cake and top with more sprinkles.

 

 

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