Funfetti Sheet Cake

Homemade funfetti sheet cake recipe that bakes in 40 minutes! Makes a 9×13 inch cake that has amazing flavor and is loaded with sprinkles!

Homemade funfetti sheet cake recipe that bakes in 40 minutes! Makes a 9x13 inch cake that has amazing flavor and is loaded with sprinkles!!If I were to introduce myself in a baking anonymous type group it would go like this..

“Hi I’m Beth, I’m a food blogger and I don’t think box mixes are bad.”

After I spend all week baking for the blog, the last thing I feel like doing is making up a batch of homemade brownies, so I make brownies from a box or sometimes I eat ice cream instead, haha.

Homemade funfetti sheet cake recipe that bakes in 40 minutes! Makes a 9x13 inch cake that has amazing flavor and is loaded with sprinkles!My least favorite part of baking from scratch is not beating the butter, cracking the eggs, or needing special ingredients.. it’s having to measure out the darn flour!! It’s pesky and floury and it gets everywhere. And plus you gotta measure it the right way. Don’t be sticking that measuring cup into the flour bag, you need to use a spoon to scoop the flour into the cup then use a knife to level it off.

Least favorite part. If I could have pre-measured flour at my disposal that would be AMAZING! So that’s why I’m not a hater of box mixes — the dry ingredients are measured for you!

All in all, I think there’s a time for box mixes and there’s a time for homemade. Having the option is wonderful, right?!

Homemade funfetti sheet cake recipe that bakes in 40 minutes! Makes a 9x13 inch cake that has amazing flavor and is loaded with sprinkles!!If you’re wanting to up your baking game a bit, this homemade funfetti cake recipe will sure to impress! Plus when your family and friends find out you made it from scratch they’ll think you’re a baking goddess and tease you by calling you Martha. Not to shabby :)

And since this is a homemade funfetti cake, you can add as few or as many sprinkles as you’d like!! I say if you’re making funfetti, go big and add at least 3/4 cup of sprinkles to the batter. Don’t forget to top the cake with sprinkles… hello the picture above is drowning in sprinkles ;)

Homemade funfetti sheet cake recipe that bakes in 40 minutes! Makes a 9x13 inch cake that has amazing flavor and is loaded with sprinkles!!

Funfetti Sheet Cake

Yield: 9x13 inch pan

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 & 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 & 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup jimmies sprinkles (the long ones, not the ball ones)

Frosting

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • more sprinkles, to top the cake

Directions:

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar, beat using an electric mixer, 1-2 minutes until fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg whites, one at a time, lightly mixing with a spatula after each one.
  4. Add in the sour cream, milk, and vanilla extract. Beat lightly with the electric mixer.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and sprinkles.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients a few spoonfuls at a time.
  7. Mix until just incorporated.
  8. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 29-33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool completely before adding the frosting.

Frosting

  1. In a mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the vanilla extract and 2 cups of powdered sugar, mix by hand with a spatula.
  3. Add in more powdered sugar as you see fit, then mix one last time with the electric mixer.
  4. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.
  5. Cut and serve.

Homemade funfetti sheet cake recipe that bakes in 40 minutes! Makes a 9x13 inch cake that has amazing flavor and is loaded with sprinkles!

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17 comments

  1. Box mixes are the best! To me, they are so reminiscent of childhood- especially flavors like yellow butter cake and funfetti. I also totally love any and all boxed mix brownies :)

  2. Soo pretty :) jimmies are my fav. Gonna be my son’s bday cake this yr :)

  3. Looks delicious , will give it a try soon and let you know how it turned out! thank you for sharing your recipe.

  4. Thanks for the recipe. Does the cake have a vanilla flavor? Is it moist?

  5. Can I turn this into cupcakes?

  6. Do you whip the egg whites before adding to the butter & sugar?

  7. Once the cake is cooled do u remove it then ice it or leave it in the pan and ice it?

    • It’s up to you! If you want to remove it, I would suggest lining the pan with foil before baking.

  8. Could I use whole eggs instead of just the egg whites? I don’t mind the yellow color.

  9. This does not work well if you bake all of the batter in one pan. The cake does not bake all the way through in the time alloted. It works better to split equally into 2 9×13″ pans.

    • Hi Sara! Every oven is different – but the batter fits in one 9×13 inch pan.

    • It fits in a 9x 13 pan, but it takes longer to bake through than you specify here. It took about 10 minutes longer in my oven.

      I baked this recipe 12 times for a big event. It works better if you split the batter into 2 9×13 pans, bake for the time specified here, then frost as a 2-layer cake.

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