Funfetti Cake with Brown Butter Frosting


You guys, when was the last time you had Funfetti Cake?! This cake was EVERYTHING when we were kids. Everyone wanted a Funfetti Cake for their birthday. As a kid, I was like “how do they get all those sprinkles in there??!!” I’m still kind of obsessed with the idea of slicing into a cake and finding a little surprise in there.

Funfetti Cake Recipes- this funfetti cake recipe is PERFECT. I made it with a brown butter frosting. To die for!

A few weeks ago, my boyfriends friend was telling me it was his birthday coming up and I was all, “Come over! I’ll make us dinner and a big ol’ cake”. He happily takes me up on the offer and tells me he wants a Funfetti Cake. I’m like, “Heck yes, I haven’t had that since I was 5! Let’s do this!”.

Funfetti Cake Recipes- this funfetti cake recipe is PERFECT. I made it with a brown butter frosting. To die for!

So the morning of the big birthday came and I woke up super early to get started on this cake. I knew exactly which recipe I wanted to try out. Have you heard of Molly Yeh?! She is one of my favorite baker/bloggers out there. Just a few weeks ago she posted a Funfetti Cake  recipe and I was all too excited to try out her recipe. My cake decorating skills are no where near as cool as hers but I did my best!

Funfetti Cake Recipes- this funfetti cake recipe is PERFECT. I made it with a brown butter frosting. To die for!This cake was really fun and easy to make and trust me I did not hold back on the sprinkles! For the frosting, I used a rich and creamy brown butter frosting. If you don’t already know, I love browning my butter for almost everything! It completes Molly’s Funfetti Cake perfectly!

Funfetti Cake Recipes- this funfetti cake recipe is PERFECT. I made it with a brown butter frosting. To die for!

Molly’s Funfetti Cake Recipe


  • 3 3/4 c (476g) flour
  • 6 tb (48g) constarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tb baking powder
  • 1 1/2 c (338g) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 c (450g) sugar
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 6 tb (75g) flavorless oil
  • 1 1/2 tb clear imitation vanilla
  • 1 c + 2 tb (270g) whole milk
  • 3/4 c (144g) rainbow sprinkles


  1. Preheat your oven to 350*F. Grease and line the bottoms of four 8-inch cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. add the egg whites, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. add the oil and the vanilla.
  4. With the mixer running on low speed, add the dry mixture and the milk in two or three alternating batches and mix until just barely combined, using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the sprinkles until they’re evenly distributed. distribute the batter between the pans.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Start checking at 25 minutes.
  6. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.



  • 2 Sticks of unsalted butter
  • 6 Cups powdered sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans (seeded)
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • dash of salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, add butter and scrapings of vanilla beans. Toss vanilla bean shells into sauce pan and cook for 6 minutes on a medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes. Remove vanilla bean shells.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and then gradually beat in the powdered sugar. Add the salt, vanilla, and milk and beat to combine.

Funfetti Cake Recipes- this funfetti cake recipe is PERFECT. I made it with a brown butter frosting. To die for!








  1. Omg, funfetti ANYTHING is amazing! Definitely one of my weaknesses. Love this recipe, too!

  2. My life is incomplete. I have never had a Funfetti cake. Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up. Maybe I can work this cake into the celebration.

    • Oh you must try it! How about this, I send you Funfetti cake and you send me some delicious poutine!! It’s my favorite! I go to Canada all the time. It’s such a beautiful country full of beautiful people 🙂

  3. My sister would absolutely LOVE this! She goes crazy for funfetti!

  4. I’ve never made funfetti cake from scratch but this recipe looks pretty easy so I’ll have to give it a try.

  5. Catherine Holmes

    This looks so delicious! I wish I liked cake more! Might just try this out anyway!

  6. The cake looks so yummy !! I’m sure the birthday boy had an awesome time

  7. This looks so great!! I love funfetti desserts

  8. I have such fond memories of funfetti as a kid! I would absolutely devour this cake. Definitely going to make this for my nieces and nephew when they come over next… if I can wait that long.

  9. Yummmm! I’m lucky to be on a team at work that LOVES funfetti, so we have it as often as possible 😉 Love the taste of brown butter, too!

  10. I could eat brown butter icing by the spoonful.

  11. Funfetti is my most favorite cake EVER!! The sprinkles on that frosting are the icing on the cake 😉

  12. Funfetti is awesome! Preggo me wants to devour it all by myself 🙂 Awesome stuff!!

  13. This is such a beautiful looking cake! I’ve never tried brown butter frosting before, but it sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing an amazing looking recipe! My husband’s birthday is coming up and I just may have to try this cake for him!

  14. It’s such a cute cake. I have everything except the imitation vanilla. I prefer real vanilla.

  15. OMG this looks so good!! And this recipe comes in my life just as I told myself I would start eating more healthy. But who cares, this cake is definitely worth the calories. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  16. Where have I been that I’ve never heard of funfetti?! This looks delicious 🙂

  17. This looks delicious! My son would love this for his birthday! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Funfetti cake was my absolute favorite as a child! I am definitely going to have to make some soon; you are making my mouth water!

  19. Love this – my bday is coming up and now this is the cake I want to make!

  20. YUM!! I love making cakes, but I still haven’t mastered making the frosting. This looks sooo good so I will have to try again!!

  21. The cake looks fab, a lovely birthday treat

  22. While I would like to say my kids love Funfetti Cake, it is me who loves it the most LOL! Love the sound of that icing!

  23. That cake looks yummy! I think we need to celebrate Fall with a cake like this!

  24. We love funfetti cakes!! Yours turn out really well. Looks yummy!

  25. You had me at funfetti cake. it’s my favorite. Maybe i can talk my bf into making this for my for my bday!

  26. I love funfetti and this looks so good. I think I must be a kid at heart because I can never get enough sprinkles.

  27. first i love the name! second, this looks easy and delicious! i think ill give it a try though im not really a baker lol

  28. Now I want some cake! I’ve always loved sprinkles–I’ll be making this soon to celebrate…well, I guess we’ll celebrate the fact that it’s fall. Yay! Cake!

  29. Yum yum! My sister-in-law has been coming over a lot to use our oven to bake (and of course we partake of the goodies), and I might just “accidentally” happen to leave this recipe open on my laptop!

  30. Oh my goodness this look so tasty! Can I be honest… I always loved chocolate cake as a kid. Now as an adult.. I’m loving funfetti 🙂

  31. This sounds mouthwatering! I love cake and I cannot get enough of these photos! It looks so good!

  32. What a simple cake but it screams celebration. I will be honest I thought brown butter frosting would turn the frosting brown.

  33. I had always wanted to eat this, but I don’t know any place where I’d get it, neither did I know how to make it. Thanks to you, now I have a solution. This looks really fantastic!! 🙂

  34. There is nothing funfetti can’t solve so this cake looks like one I’d love! Thank you so much for sharing such a fun recipe

  35. I can honestly say I’ve never had a cake with funfetti in before! This one looks absolutely delicious, though. I really want to try it!!

    Louise x

  36. Cake is my downfall when it comes to sweets, especially frosting! This sounds/looks so good. I’m going to give it a try!

  37. Oh, yum! I love baking, thanks for a really tasty looking recipe.

  38. Funfetti cake is one of my favorites! So much fun and so yummy! This looks like a great recipe!

  39. This cake looks really so delicious! I am getting hungry and drooling right now. Yummy!

  40. what a cool looking cake! this would be perfect for any birthday!

  41. The brown butter frosting looks nice. I’ll bake this weekend and I’ll try this recipe. Thanks!

  42. I love baking cakes and decoaritng them but I am ashamed to admit that I have never made on these cakes! I need to do this with my son he would love it

  43. Yum!!! This looks so delicious. Will have to save this recipe for later.

  44. Fun Fetti cake is the best! That’s what we use for all of our birthdays. Have you ever made Fun Fetti Birthday pancakes? Yum!!

  45. My little cousin loves funfetti cakes. I really love the recipe you came up with!

  46. This is definitely a fun cake with all those rainbow sprinkles! I don’t have much of a sweet tooth these day, but growing up I would have eaten it all!

  47. I love Funfetti! Brown butter is also quickly becoming my favorite to add to just about anything!

  48. Funfetti seems to always be the cake of choice in our house. So much fun with all the colors!

  49. This looks absolutely delicious. I would love try the recipe. Thank you for sharing this.

  50. This looks so yummy! I haven’t had this cake for a long time. My kid’s birthday is next week so I’ll try to bake one for him.

  51. This is a really easy and fun way to decorate a cake.I always like sprinklers on my cakes simply because that is an easy way to decorate a cake..

  52. definitely my favorite cake ever – and the frosting was the BEST!

  53. I love funfetti cake with vanilla frosting. The browned butter frosting I have heard of but never made it. I will have to make this cake and frosting for sure. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  54. I do not consider myself a good baker but I guess I can pull this recipe off because you have made it look so easy. Yum post!

  55. Your cake looks so nice! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will make one for my mom’s 79th birthday in November. That leaves me a lot of time to practice! 🙂

  56. That looks super delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am surely gonna make this one weekend