This moist funfetti snack cake is made from scratch and topped with a creamy buttercream frosting. It's a fun, festive, and delicious treat perfect for any celebration!
Is it sprinkles or jimmies? Growing up in the Midwest, I knew them strictly as jimmies (also my favorite ice cream topping). But now, after having lived in Philadelphia for several years, I have grown accustomed to referring to them as sprinkles (which might seem backward, as most people in Philadelphia and the Northeast call them jimmies). Whether you call them sprinkles or jimmies, let's face it, they are fun and festive, and what kid (or adult) doesn't love them?
Funfetti snack cake is a must-have for your collection of recipes, especially if you have kids. This cake is super moist and delicious and perfect for any occasion all year long. It's topped with delicious, creamy American-style buttercream. It's also simple to make, so ditch the boxed mix!
Before you begin
Take out the following baking equipment:
Digital kitchen scale
8-inch square baking pan
2 medium bowls
3 small bowls
Stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment
1 silicone spatula
Wire cooling rack
Allow all of your ingredients to come to room temperature.
Read the recipe through from start to finish.
This funfetti snack recipe calls for cake flour. Because of its low protein content, cake flour will yield a cake that is light and tender with a fine crumb. If using cups to measure, always sift your cake flour before measuring it to achieve the most accurate measurement.
Take the time to cream your butter and sugar. This step allows the sugar to aerate the butter while creating tiny bubbles of air that trap gases during baking and therefore produce a light and airy cake.
A combination of whole milk and sour cream (or yogurt if you don't have sour cream on hand) will give your cake a nice flavor but also make your cake light in texture and moist. Compared to full-fat yogurt, sour cream will create more of a light texture cake.
Sprinkles and quins sprinkles will yield the best result for baking funfetti cake and cupcakes. Nonpareils can bleed their color in the batter. Carefully fold your sprinkles into the mixture just until combined and avoid over mixing.
How to make light and airy buttercream
You can have the perfect cake recipe, but if the frosting that accompanies it is not delicious or lacks the proper texture, it can take away from your cake and even ruin it. So let's discuss how you can create a light and airy buttercream that is the perfect complement to your funfetti snack cake.
- Begin by beating your softened butter for 5 minutes (using a paddle attachment). It's essential to take this time to get your butter creamy and airy.
- Mix in the powdered sugar and salt until incorporated and then add both extracts.
- Slowly add your milk or cream to the mixer until you achieve your preferred consistency.
- Beat the buttercream for an additional 5 minutes. In doing so, you will create a light and airy texture.
Tips and takeaways
- Use PURE vanilla and almond extracts. Selecting quality ingredients will give you the best flavor.
- This is a delicious buttercream recipe. Alternatively, you can substitute this buttercream frosting for a Swiss meringue buttercream, which is less sweet and silky smooth. You can't go wrong with either option.
- If you prefer cupcakes, this funfetti snack cake recipe will yield a dozen cupcakes. Just adjust the baking time to 17-19 minutes. Either way, let the kid in you out and enjoy baking this fun and delicious recipe that can be the star at your next celebration!
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