Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Funfetti Cake From Scratch

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Have y'all heard of Funfetti cake? It's a special kind of cake mix that has little something-or-others in it to make the inside of the cake look like confetti. Go see for yourself.

The first time we heard of it was when our good friends came over and brought one that they had made and decorated. My daddy liked it so much that he said he wanted another one just like it, but we didn't have any Funfetti cake mix, so we mixed up a plain old white cake mix (which was store bought, but sometimes we make our own), and after the batter was all mixed up we added in, and y'all better listen, 'cause this here's the secret, we added in two spoonfuls of the oblong rainbow sprinkles.

And it worked perfectly, too! (Make sure you use the oblong sprinkles. The little balls don't work nearly as well.)

See? It looks just like a high-falutin' store bought Funfetti cake.

Here's what it looked like after we decorated it:

If you want it even more from scratch, here is a white cake mix recipe. After you have mixed everything into the batter, add 2 spoonfuls of rainbow sprinkles.

White cake mix recipe:

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 egg whites
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs are formed. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat at low speed for 1 minute, then high for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl frequently.

Egg whites may be beaten separately before adding to mix for a lighter cake.
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ymwifey said...

That's beautiful!! You did such a great job! Thanks for the recipe too. :)

Amy D said...

Wow! Why haven't I ever thought of that?!? Lol. My oldest is going to love it. Great job on the decorating... it is beautiful!

I like your signature too! :)

Jenn said...

lol! i am so laughin' at your "secret" amount for the sprinkles. we have made our own homemade version and made the mistake of adding in oh, i don't know a bottle of confetti!!!! guess we weren't in on the "secret" LOL! yours was a whole heckuva lot prettier than ours. oh, and i bet it was edible! that's always a plus when baking a cake, right? right!

Kara said...

Neat! And beautiful decorating:)

A Hopeful Hollar said...

That looks beautiful...and very familiar. ;-)

rcsnickers said...

what a great idea. you did an excellent job decorating it! question: is it a one layer round cake or two? what is the icing? buttercream recipe?

thanks (typing while holding a sleeping baby!)

Dave @ Home School Dad said...

That sounds cool and we always have extra sprinkles on hand. Thanks for the tip!

Leanne said...

Fantastic. I'll be using this for Toots B'day cake in April. Thank you for sharing this.

shopannies said...

this is so cute and one of my favorite cakes

it used to be called confetti

Meshellyn said...

That is too funny! I had a craving for cake last week (pregnant), and funfetti cake is my favorite with the matching icing. My daughter and I whipped it up and I noticed the "secret" ingredient and thought to myself how simple that can be to do on my own. Now we'll just use the store brand mix and confetti sprinkles I already have on hand!
Great WFMW post!!!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I tried this out and it is fab!


Erica said...

This is my favorite cake! I was wondering if it would work to just add some sprinkles. Thanks for sharing.

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

You should submit this tutorial in the Mr. Linky for "Make & Tell Monday"! Feel free to jump in every week! I love it!


Jaime said...

I have a question. How long do you cook the cake and at what degrees? I didn't see anything about that...


Smockity Frocks said...

We used a mix and followed the directions on the box.

Kristina said...

At What Temperature Do We Bake This? And At What Time?

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