Homemade Sprinkles Cake Mix

filed under: White Cakes on April 19, 2015

This Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix is the best way to enjoy a sprinkle filled cake! You will find that this is one of the best tasting cakes you will ever have, not to mention fun to look at!


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Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix!
homemade funfetti cake mix
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix is the best way to enjoy a sprinkle filled cake! You will find that this is one of the best tasting cakes you will ever have, not to mention fun to look at!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade funfetti cake mix
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 2 1/4 c 281g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. 15ml McCormick® vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter 113g softened
  • 2 tbsp. 30ml vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 350ml cups milk
  • 1 c 160g rainbow jimmies
  • 1 tsp. 6g salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp. 17g baking powder
  • 1 1/2 c 300g granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  1. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and sift. Add the rainbow jimmies and stir by hand until combined.
  2. Pour all dry ingredients into an airtight container and store for up to 3 months.
  3. When ready to prepare cake batter:
  4. Place softened butter into stand mixer and mix on medium for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add milk, oil, vanilla and eggs and mix on low for one minute.
  6. Place dry ingredients into stand mixer and combine on low for 30 seconds.
  7. Remove from mixer and scrape down sides. Finish stirring by hand if not all combined.
  8. Pour batter into prepare pans. Bake at 350. For 9-inch pans its 20-25 minutes.
  9. For cupcakes start checking around 15 minutes. Cool before frosting.



Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

This recipe is totally based on my Homemade Yellow Cake recipe except with one fun addition…


I mean, who doesn’t love sprinkles? If it is you then I demand an explanation as to why you are dead inside.

Kidding. Kinda.

Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

For the outside of the cake I called upon a technique I used before on a Candy Corn Cake. The difference being that I used a much larger tip (I believe it is the Ateco #195 tip) and only two colors, light yellow and white.

Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

The outside is every bit as fun as the inside… because a cake should be glorious inside and out, right?


Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

Tips for Success:

Make sure all “wet” ingredients are at room temperature. It is important in this recipe to not over mix the dry and wet ingredients or else the sprinkles may break and bleed. If the butter is soft (room temperature) it will be much easier to combine.

Try as I might, I could not get the sprinkles to SHOW when I placed them in the glass jar. Rest assured, they are there! It seems they just like to naturally settle away from the sides of the glass jar. (This is a good reminder to label your container with not only the contents, but the date.)

Here is a tutorial on how to do the frosting technique. I paired it with this Whipped Buttercream. (Hint: For WHITE buttercream try using McCormick® imitation clear vanilla extract.)

I did NOT use the traditional rainbow sprinkles. You know, the ones that look like little perfect round circles? I found that they bleed considerably more when baked and tend to blend together. The rainbow jimmies work better. You can see them here.


Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

If you want to give this for a gift (I would LOVE this as a gift!) simply print out the ‘wet’ ingredients and the directions and attach to the jar.

Be sure to add some instructions though~ something like, “After cake is cooled call me and I will be right over.” 😉

Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

If you like this recipe be sure to check out my other Homemade Recipes~

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Homemade White Cake Mix

Homemade Spice Cake Mix

Homemade Brownie Mix

Homemade 1-Minute Mug Cake

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  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks says:

    Recently at a food truck, I had the most amazing funfetti cupcake ever! I am glad I found this funfetti cake mix! Might give it at try! Thanks!

  • LeAnn says:

    I know the recipe said store in “air tight container” however would ziplock bags work just as well?
    I simply LOVE your site and recipes… I check everyday for new posts 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Sure! That would work perfectly. 🙂 And thank you!

  • Erin@WellPlated says:

    How did you know that my friend’s bday is coming up and her favorite cake is funfetti! Meant to be. You saved the day 🙂

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Okay seriously. This is genius. For those “cake emergency” days… 🙂

  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says:

    Love that you shared a funfetti version of this homemade cake mix! I know have an arsenal of mixes up my sleeve!

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    With this being my (and everyone else’s) favorite boxed cake mix ever, you may have just put pillsbury out of business.

  • Jaclyn says:

    These look amazing! How many cupcakes does this recipe make? I need 2 dozen and am wondering if I should double it. Thank you! 🙂

  • Jolena @TheRubyKitchen says:

    Funfetti is amazing- the more sprinkles the better! I love how billowy and light the frosting looks too 🙂

  • Monica says:

    Gotta love funfetti – it always looks so festive and makes me smile. Thanks for sharing this recipe – cake looks not only beautiful but so moist and tender.

  • Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says:

    I love that you have all these cake mix recipes! Such a great idea.

  • Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says:

    Confession: I didn’t even know funfetti cake existed until I was a senior in high school. One of my best guy friends asked if I’d bake him a funfetti cake if he did his math homework every night (who isn’t dessert motivated??), and I agreed… After I went home and Google what “funfetti” was. Oops! But yes, sprinkles definitely make everything cuter!

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    This is absolutely genius! I made your homemade brownie mix and it was spot on, so I can’t wit to try your homemade funfetti cake mix, looks and sounds amazing!

  • Julie | This Gal Cooks says:

    Oh yeah! This is perfect. Loved the homemade chocolate cake mix, now I have another great homemade cake mix recipe to try. 🙂

  • Kate @ Framed Cooks says:

    The cake mix aisle is going to miss me now that I have this! (What is it about kids and Funfetti?) Meantime, your pictures are SO beautiful! Love.

  • Susan Morris says:

    Would sprinkles work just the same? or are jimmies the better option?

  • z says:

    it didnt turned out good for me. 🙁 the cake didnt rise. what might be wrong?
    the baking powder is newly opened.

  • Deanna says:

    This cake is tasty and I look forward to making another one un-iced. The one switch I would make so my cake looks more like your beautiful photos is to use half the amount of sprinkles. The cake is almost tie-dyed, and it doesn’t seem to be a bleeding issue. Either way, my favorite four year old will love the colors.

  • Tammy Bragg says:

    Hey Amanda,

    Quick question?! Could I use cake flour instead of all purpose flour??


    • Amanda says:

      I have not tested the recipe with that alteration so cannot speak to it’s effectiveness. Sorry!

  • ashley says:

    I tried it and it tastes delicious, but im not sure on the texture, but it was definitely a success.

  • Danah says:

    Hi Amanda!

    I hope you can see this in time for me to bake.

    I’d love to use this recipe for 2 giant donut cake pans – they each measure 8 inches in diameter. Would your recipe be enough for both pans or should I double it?

    Thanks so much!!

  • yumi says:

    Hi! I was wondering if it would be okay to eat if I didn’t bake it? I wanted to find a way to make funfetti mix in order to made dunkaroo dip (convoluted, i know). Would it work at all?

  • Renea says:

    I would like the recipe for home made mug cake

  • Caroline C says:

    For the Dry cake mix, how much of each wet ingredient should you put in? The exact same amount as the recipe says? Sorry if this is kind of a stupid question. 😂

  • Laura says:

    Hello, I am Laura from Texas.
    Is there any possibility of receiving recipes via Email? This method is what works best for me. Is this something that can be done?

  • Mindy says:

    Can you also use a 9×13 cake pan?

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