Super Fun Sprinkles 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. Basically a yellow cake recipe with added sprinkles and a white cream cheese frosting recipe.


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.


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. 


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!


Nothing says Happy Birthday more than birthday candles!


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.


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 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.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 517Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 81mgSodium 469mgCarbohydrates 78gFiber 1gSugar 59gProtein 5g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.


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  1. Looks yummy and pretty Maria! Can’t wait to make a cake like this.Thanks for sharing at the My Favorite Things party. Theresa @DearCreatives Pinning it to my baking board.

  2. We’ll be looking for cake ideas for our little one’s birthday this summer. And since she ADORES sprinkles and anything rainbow colored, we might give this cake a try!

  3. This is such a pretty, festive cake! I love sprinkles, so I know I would love this!

  4. Oh that looks absolutely yummy. Every time my kids and I bake cupcakes we always add sprinkles. They can’t get enough of it. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. That looks delicious – perfect for a light summer birthday. Besides I prefer cakes without all the chocolate. – Katy

  6. happy bday to your boy too, Cant wait to see if you make this birthday cake recipe.

  7. no worries Debi this is a one bowl yellow cake recipe, you can do it:)

  8. thanks it is like a homemade funfetti cake for sure.

  9. My daughter loves sprinkles – this is adorable!

  10. Fantastic job. Nice and easy recipe.

  11. My kids loves these cakes but I only knew how to make it from a box, which I hate.

  12. The sprinkle birthday cake looks delicious and festive. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love making homemade much better than box~

  13. These look amazing, I love the cake. I will have to make this for my boys

  14. Your cake turned out really pretty! What fun for a birthday!

  15. Sprinkles rank pretty high in this house, so I am sure this cake would be a favorite! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  16. I think everything is better with lots of sprinkles, and this cake looks awesome!

  17. This cake looks gorgeous! I am saving this recipe for my daughter’s upcoming birthday, thank you 🙂

  18. Looks awesome! Although we call them shots 😉

  19. Homemade funfetti cake. My daughter loves colorful sprinkles so this would make a great birthday cake for her.

  20. This looks like an awesome birthday cake! It’s so festive.

  21. That looks like a birthday cake my son would love to have next month for his 7th birthday!

  22. My husband would love this! His favorite kind of cake is confetti so I’m sure he would really enjoy this one. I have a birthday coming up in July so maybe I’ll make this for myself w/ chocolate frosting (my fave). =)

  23. This cake looks festive and oh so yummy!! My youngest son turned 8 earlier this month too but we are having his party next week! I may just make him this cake, because I know he would LOVE it!

  24. I usually use a box mix when I make birthday cakes but that is only because I usually only have whole wheat flour in the house and that makes a cake too heavy. Your cake turned out really cute. I bet it tasted amazing!

  25. Thanks for the recipe! Who wouldn’t love sprinkles in their birthday cake!!

  26. Looks yummy! Chocolate cake is my favorite, so that is all I ever serve in my house 🙂

  27. thanks he really thought it was fun and festive cake.

  28. That’s a super fun recipe! Love all of the colors!

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