Super Fun Sprinkles Funfetti Birthday Cake Recipe


My youngest turned 8 earlier this month, for his birthday party we served these awesome Ice Cream Tacos.  He has a tough time making choices sometimes so when I asked him for his family birthday cake choice, he kept going back and forth.

I tried to have him look on Pinterest with me, and we finally came up with a combination that I think we all enjoyed, this Sprinkle Birthday Cake Recipe also known as a Confetti Cake Recipe. Basically a yellow cake recipe with added sprinkles and a white cream cheese frosting recipe.

confetti-yellow-cake-recipe slice on a plate

I have made chocolate cake from scratch before but had never made a yellow cake so I adapted this 100 year old one bowl yellow cake recipe.    Next time I will use 8 inch pans instead of the 9 to get a higher cake.

How to make this Sprinkles Birthday Cake Recipe 


I told you this is easy, I did make mine a mixer just to make things simpler. But now you can add the fun sprinkles.

adding sprinkles to a cake batter

Divide your batter evenly among  the 2 pans. This cake looks so festive already. Feel free to use holiday related sprinkles too, for a special theme birthday cake idea. 

easy-birthday-cake-recipe like funfetti cake batter

I was glad the sprinkles did not stick to the bottom of the pan, which I started worrying about once they went in the oven. Once the cakes are cooled frost away and add some extra sprinkles if you dare!

If you want a fun additional sprinkle themed dessert, try this Sprinkle Cake Mix Blondies. 


Nothing says Happy Birthday more than birthday candles!

the whole frosted sprinkle-birthday-cake with candles on a plate


Making a confetti birthday cake is a fun and festive way to celebrate! Here are some tips to help you create a delightful confetti cake:

  1. Choose Your Cake Recipe: Start with a basic vanilla or white cake recipe. You want a light-colored cake that will showcase the colorful confetti.
  2. Prepare Your Confetti: You can use store-bought rainbow sprinkles or make your own custom confetti by chopping up colorful candies like M&M’s or Smarties. Make sure the pieces are small enough to mix evenly throughout the batter.
  3. Mix the Confetti: Fold the confetti into the cake batter gently to ensure it’s evenly distributed. Be careful not to overmix, or the colors may bleed into the batter.
  4. Use Parchment Paper: Line your cake pans with parchment paper to prevent the confetti from sinking to the bottom of the pan during baking.
  5. Evenly Distribute Batter: Divide the batter evenly between your cake pans to ensure your layers bake evenly.
  6. Bake Carefully: Follow the baking instructions carefully, and keep an eye on your cakes to avoid overbaking. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cakes; they’re done when it comes out clean.
  7. Let it Cool Completely: Allow your cakes to cool completely before removing them from the pans and frosting them. If you frost a warm cake, the frosting may melt or slide off.
  8. Frosting: Use a light-colored frosting such as vanilla or cream cheese frosting to allow the confetti to stand out. You can also add some extra sprinkles on top for decoration.
  9. Layer and Frost: Once your cakes are cooled, layer them with frosting between each layer. Then, frost the outside of the cake evenly.
  10. Decorate: After frosting, you can add additional sprinkles or confetti on top of the cake for decoration. You can also add candles or other cake toppers to personalize it for the birthday celebration.
  11. Chill Before Serving: For best results, chill the cake in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving. This helps the frosting set and makes it easier to slice.
  12. Enjoy! Once chilled, slice and serve your confetti birthday cake to delight your guests with its colorful surprise inside.


Making homemade cakes really are not that hard, and I think it turned out to be pretty festive, don’t you? A homemade Funfetti cake that you can personalize for your special person or team.

sprinkle-birthday-cake slice on a white plate

This was devoured pretty quickly over 2 days. I stored it in the fridge overnight! Cake does taste pretty good cold too. 


What is your favorite type of Birthday Cake??

Sprinkles Birthday Cake Recipe.



Sprinkle Birthday Cake

Sprinkle Funfetti Birthday Cake Recipe

Yield: 10 - 12 Slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A super easy yellow cake with sprinkles and Buttercream frosting.  Sprinkle Birthday Cake Recipe


  • For Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, sifted after measuring
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

For Frosting

  • 3 3/4 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add butter, milk and vanilla. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for 3-4 minutes, occasionally scraping sides of bowl. Add eggs, beat for 3 more minutes. Add sprinkles and stir to mix.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally among both. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Turn out and cool thoroughly on wire racks. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Add additional sprinkles to outside of cake, refridgerate until set and ready to eat.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 538Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 85mgSodium 482mgCarbohydrates 81gFiber 1gSugar 62gProtein 5g

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