Funfetti Cake

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender RevealWhen I want to say something, I like to say it with cake.  Whether that's to say I love you, or I'm happy for you, or let's celebrate you today, cake has always been, and will always be the way I love to commemorate a day or event or holiday.  It's fun to eat, of course - I mean, that's a given - but also so beautiful to look at, and so much fun to decorate.

And today's cake has a special announcement to make, which is definitely worthy of celebrating...


Our baby, due next April, is going to be a boy!  With two little boys only 18 months apart, I am certainly going to be busy, and will probably have even less time than I already do for things like, you know, photographing cakes for this blog.  But it will be a wonderful busy, and I'm so happy that Phoenix will have a little brother so close in age to him.  I think he's going to make an amazing big brother.


Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal



 This Funfetti cake has a lovely, light and fluffy crumb, and stays moist for days afterward.  Decorated inside and out with a handful of sprinkles, it comes together quickly and looks so pretty and festive.  Although the decorating is simple, it manages to still be elegant, with the slightly textured buttercream and happy scattering of rainbow sprinkles.  And what could be more fun than throwing sprinkles at a cake?

The cute little topper is something I purchased on Etsy, and one I plan to keep and reuse over the years.  And although our baby-boy-to-be doesn't get to taste any of his first cake, he will know just how loved he is, and just how excited we are to welcome him to our family next spring.




Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal

Funfetti Cake, Oh Boy, Baby Announcement, Baby Boy, Gender Reveal




Funfetti Cake
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Cake.
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
Buttercream.
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream
  • sprinkles

Cake.
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease three 8-inch cake pans with non-stick spray.

In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar and butter for 3-4 minutes, scraping the bowl down several times.

Meanwhile, beat the egg whites in a separate bowl (using a hand-held electric mixer is easiest) for 3 minutes until soft and fluffy peaks have formed.  Stir the beaten egg whites into the butter sugar mixture until incorporated.  Scrape the bowl down.


In separate bowls, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in one bowl, and the milk, sour cream and almond extract in another.  With the stand mixer on low, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk mixture, starting and ending with the flour, mixing just until incorporated.  Fold in the sprinkles.

Divide the batter between the pans and bake for 22-25 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Place the pans on a wire rack, cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel, and cool completely.

Buttercream.
In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter until smooth.  With the mixer on low, add the powdered sugar by spoonfuls, the meringue powder and the salt, mixing until incorporated.  Add the extract and the milk, and beat on medium high for 4-5 minutes, scraping the bowl down once or twice, until very light and fluffy.

Frost the cooled cakes with the buttercream.  Before the buttercream crusts over, place the cake over a large baking sheet (to catch the sprinkles), and use your fingertips to toss sprinkles at the sides and top of the cake, using as many as you'd like, trying to sprinkle them evenly all over the cake.

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen

1 comment :

  1. Lucky little boys Heather! My girls were 18 months apart:) I only had daughters..I only have grandsons..2 of them just won the Atom Football Championship..I never thought I would be excited about football.Still queasy because of injuries..but still I went from pinkalicious to all boys:)

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