Have I ever told you how Funfetti Sheet Cake tickles my soul?
This easy Funfetti Sheet Cake is a perfect and easy cake for birthdays or other events.
Okay, so I have a slight obsession with a box. A box that makes everything better on a dark day or season. I am talking about a box that will bring out the child in anyone. It is the box that you can find in your local grocery store in the baking aisle that says “Funfetti”. I see you smiling :-)! Doesn’t Funfetti just make you happy! I don’t do a lot of boxed desserts but I will make a Funfetti cake in a heartbeat! I don’t know why I love that particular flavor but it makes my heart happy. Let me tell you what I use to do to myself before I knew better.
When I was in college, I had a lot bad eating habits. When I went to the grocery store, I use to get 3 candy bars, Snickers, Reese’s Cup, and Butterfinger, along with a Sprite. The meal of champions right?! For breakfast, I use to eat brownies and Funfetti Cake, with a glass of orange juice of course. In my mind, I thought if I would eat a donut for breakfast, then it would be totally acceptable for me to eat a slice of cake. Do you see the comparison? You have the bread part, which is the donut itself and then you have the icing, which is like the glaze on a donut. Totally acceptable! How I knew this was bad was because before the day was over, I ended up eating like 3-4 slices of cake (donuts). That isn’t cool. But that is how much I love Funfetti. God Bless Pillsbury for making such a fun and delicious dessert.
Just like with anything, if it comes in a box, there is a good chance that you can make it from scratch on your own. The box just takes away the extra steps and prep that is involved. Well, I found an awesome Funfetti Cake recipe ( I turned into a Funfetti Sheet Cake) on the Food Network website and decided to make it into a sheet cake with an amazing buttercream sheet cake frosting. This way makes the cake a little informal and opens for interpretation because you can make this for your kids birthday ( I am totally making this for my son’s birthday) and allow them to add whatever colored sprinkles or toppings they want. This is also a good potluck dessert. I know you can go get the box and make the cake that way, but I am telling you that, although I love the box cake, there is something about making a cake from scratch that gives the cake that extra something that you won’t find in a box of any kind.
- 2 ¾ c.
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 2 c. sugar
- ½ c. vegetable oil
- 5 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 c. milk
- 3 tbsp. Sprinkles, not nonpareils, plus more for topping
- 1 ½ sticks butter
- ⅓ c. milk
- 4 ½ c. powdered sugar
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. Almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9X13 rectangular casserole dish with baking spray.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the butter, add the sugar, and blend until fluffy. Add the vegetable oil and add the eggs one at a time adding each one after the egg has been well mixed. Add the vanilla extract. Alternate between the flour mixture and milk until well mixed. Finally, fold in the sprinkles. Pour only-del replaceWithoutSep" id="167" data-gr-id="167">in the cake batter and bake for 25-30 minutes until the cake is baked in the middle. Once baked, allow the cake to slightly cool.
- In a medium
sauce pan, melt the butter and add the milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and whisk the powdered sugar until there are no lumps. Add the salt, vanilla, and almond extract. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and pour on top of the cake. Immediately, sprinkle with extra sprinkles, allow the icing to set, and serve as desired.