Fall Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

I was really excited to make this cake because I bought some new baking tools recently and couldn’t wait to test them out! First of all I got a decorating turntable, which allows me to easily rotate my cake stand when decorating. Instead of buying a cake stand with a rotating top plate, I thought this would be a good option for me because I can use any cake stand and build the cake on there rather than transferring it. I also purchased a bench scraper to get those perfectly smooth sides. I still need to work on my technique with this tool because I scraped too close to the cake, which gave it a semi-naked look. Or maybe I didn’t use enough buttercream? It’s still a learning process :) Last, but not least: a cake leveler! I didn’t actually need to use it with this funfetti cake recipe because they baked pretty evenly and didn’t have a dome shape. This is rarely the case, though, so I’m sure I’ll be using it a lot in the future!

Now about the cake! I couldn’t resist these sprinkles from HomeGoods, so I decided to use them for a funfetti cake! The fall colors are so festive and I colored the buttercream to match. The cake layers are nice and moist (it makes five 6″ round layers—I use these pans). Then I made a simple vanilla buttercream for the filling and outside. This is my go-to recipe and you can substitute the vanilla extract for almond or a different flavor if you’d like! Hope you enjoy :)

 

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Fall Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
Vanilla Buttercream
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
Vanilla Buttercream
Instructions
Funfetti Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Use cooking spray to grease five 6" round cake pans, then set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until combined between each addition. Add vanilla extract and buttermilk and mix on low until fully incorporated.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to wet ingredients and mix on low until smooth. Add sprinkles and use a rubber spatula to gently fold them in until evenly distributed. Evenly pour batter into prepared pans (about 1/2 way full) and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Vanilla Buttercream
  1. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add a splash of heavy cream and keep alternating until fully mixed. Add salt and vanilla and continue mixing on medium speed until combined.
  2. Add orange food coloring to the buttercream. Start with a small amount and work up to the desired color. Mix until evenly distributed.
  3. To assemble the cake, place on layer on a cake stand. Top with smooth layer of frosting, then repeat until all layers are used. Frost and smooth the sides using an icing knife or bench scraper. If you have buttercream left over, transfer to a piping bag fitted with your favorite decorating tip (I used Wilton 2D). Then sprinkle with fall sprinkles. Enjoy!

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  • Jamie, your recipes are always so enticing. I need to make this for fall. Looks so yummy!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • This cake couldn’t get any cuter! It looks amazing!

  • What a darling cake! Perfect for a fall party.

  • Azanique

    OMG this looks amazing! I need to try this for my office holiday party.

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

  • My mouth is watering! This cake is so beautiful

  • What a beautiful fall cake, it sounds absolutely delicious!

    Birdie Shoots

  • Lauren Jeffrey Parry

    This looks so adorable! You’re the best baker.

  • Rachel Li

    Omg that cake looks so good! Such a great job done!

  • Amanda Maxwell

    Fall colored funfetti is GENIOUS! This looks super yummy.

  • Victoria G

    OMG STOP I NEED TO MAKE THIS!!! look delish!!

    xo
    Victoria
    http://www.agallonofglitter.com

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Oh my goodness that cake looks incredible!!!!

  • Aww this turned out sooo cute! I love it!

  • This looks so delicious – I’m drooling right now!

  • Angelle Marix

    This looks so good. My kids would freak out if I made this. Saving the recipe now!!
    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  • Omg this cake looks fabulous!!

  • This cake looks amazing!! And I love the Fall decoration on it! So cute.

    Kileen
    cute & little

  • Brooke

    This cake is sooo cute!! I love fall themed desserts, and this one is perfect!

    xo
    Brooke

  • OMG how adorable is this cake, and of course it’s super perfect for fall

    -Gita (www.mimiandchichi.com)

  • Steph Wolfred

    OH MY YES! This looks absolutely so good.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  • Oh my gosh, you are so talented!! This is like art! So festive- wish I could have a slice ;)

    Lindsey | http://www.seamlesssea.com

  • Ivana Mihalić

    Yummmmy, this looks sooo delicious! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us, dear. I will definitely try it!
    ( Oh, my… I am so hungry now! :D )

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  • Ashley Hargrove

    What a cute cake!! Makes me hungry for dessert!!

  • the prettiest fall cake ever!!

  • You seriously make the prettiest desserts! This looks amazing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Ashley Zeal

    OMG need this

  • Anna English

    This cake sounds delish! It’s beautiful too!

  • OMG this looks so yummy!

  • Such an adorable cake! Love the fall themed sprinkles, so perfect for a themed party or really anything!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Oh wow this looks so good!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves