Make Someone Feel Special With This Unique Funfetti Birthday Cake

A birthday cake is definitely a special type of cake. You always want to make a cake that will make that person feel extra special on his/her birthday. Personally, this cake will do just that. Not only does it look super unique, with some different ingredients but it is also delicious.

Recently I have seen people create a lot more of “naked cakes”. This is basically a cake that is not frosted on the outside or decorated with fondant. I actually love this look, but it is not for everyone. Something else I thought was unique about this Funfetti Birthday Cake was the crumbs between each layer and also on top. Not only does it give it a great look but it adds such a great flavor to this cake.

Funfetti Cake Ingredients

Makes one 9″ x 13″ sheet cake


4 T softened butter

1/3 cup vegetable shortening

1 1/4 cups white sugar

3 T brown sugar

3 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup canola oil

2 tsp clear vanilla extract

2 cups cake flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup + 2 T sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350F
Cream together butter, shortening, and sugars in bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes at medium-high. Add eggs and continue beating at medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes.
On low speed, stream in buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Increase speed to medium-high and whip for 4-6 minutes until mixture is pale and thick. Add cake flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 cup sprinkles. Mix until just combined.
Pour into greased 9″ x 13″ baking sheet, and top with additional 2 T sprinkles. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, then cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto cooling rack or cutting board.

Funfetti Crumb Recipe


1/2 cup white sugar

1 1/2 T brown sugar

3/4 cups cake flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 T sprinkles

1/4 cup canola oil

1 T clear vanilla extract


Combine sugars, flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles in bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add oil and vanilla, and mix until coarse crumbs form. Spread onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 20 min at 350F.

Birthday Cake Frosting Recipe

8 T (1 stick) softened butter

1/4 cup vegetable shortening

2 oz cream cheese

2 T light corn syrup

1 T clear vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp salt

Pinch of baking powder


Combine butter, vegetable shortening, and cream cheese in bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat for 2-3 minutes at medium-high speed until fluffy.
On low speed, stream in corn syrup and vanilla extract. Beat for 2-3 at medium-high speed.
Add powdered sugar, salt, and baking powder. Beat for final 2-3 at medium-high speed.



1/4 cup milk

1 tsp clear vanilla extract


Combine ingredients and use.


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