Monday, June 20, 2011

Funfetti pound cake



Sprinkles basically bring the party.
That's why I was so excited to see this month's Sugar High Fridays theme was sprinkles!
Sugar High Fridays is basically Iron Chef for bakers. Created by Jennifer, of Domestic Goddess, and hosted by a different blogger every month, it's a fun challenge for bakers to come up with a fun treat using the featured ingredient. Each month the theme is announced and bakers head to their kitchens to see how they can adapt the theme.

Funfetti is a must-have for my birthday. That's why I decided to put a twist on vanilla pound cake. Vanilla pound cake is great but, a little.......vanilla.
Add sprinkles and that's a cute little party cake (or a fun cake on a Sunday because you want to)


Boring white cake. Add sprinkles. Instant fun.





Funfetti Vanilla Pound Cake.
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks softened butter
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles of your choice
Preheat oven to 350. Put a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of your loaf pan and grease the entire pan.
In a small bowl whisk together eggs, vanilla, and milk.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and mix slightly. Add half of the egg mixture and mix on medium. Add the remaining egg mixture in two parts, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition.  Fold in sprinkles.
Bake for 50 minutes.

Once your cake has cooled add your glaze.

1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp heavy cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix until you have your glaze. Drizzle over your pound cake. Top with sprinkles if you are truly looking to party.




Now you can make your own funfetti cake at home. I think I'll try it again with chocolate sprinkles. Make this cake and you'll be dancing around your kitchen. Just me?



  1. ohmygosh, Alex, this is genius! I saw this and instantly fell in love. I'll be making this very, very soon! :)

  2. I used blue sprinkles in a little boy's 1st birthday cake to keep up with our blue theme...ah the memories of the cutest baby ever ;)
    Alas, I have another little boy whose 1st birthday is just around the corner. Polka dots are his theme. I'm thinking mulit-colored sprinkles all the way! Great cake and love your pictures :)

  3. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate it. Love the cake and yes, sprinkles are like twirling. They make the day instantly better.

  4. LOVING this recipe!!! Ahhhh amazing ;)