Ingredients

Best Ever Funfetti Cake

  • 1 1/3 cups unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 1/4 cups flour

Frosting

  • 1 3/4 cups butter, room temperature
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sieved
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Funfetti

  • 4 cups royal icing, divided
  • Food coloring (pink, red, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow)

Steps

Best Ever Funfetti Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line the bottom and sides of a deep, 8-inch cake pan.
  2. Put the butter, sugar and vanilla into a large mixing bowl and soften with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Mix in the buttermilk, then add in the flour and mix together. Add three-fourths of the funfetti and fold through. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  3. Slice the cake into 3 even layers. Use just under a quarter of the icing to sandwich each layer together and ice the top of the cake. Use a palette knife or cake scraper to smooth the edges over, to create a ‘naked’ look cake. Put the remaining icing into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe rosettes around the edge of the top of the cake, then sprinkle the remaining funfetti on top.

Frosting

  1. Put the butter into a large mixing bowl and use an electric hand mixer to soften it.
  2. Add one-fourth of the powdered sugar at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add the vanilla paste, and beat until pale and fluffy.

Funfetti

  1. Make up the royal icing according to the package instructions.
  2. Divide the icing and color each portion, before transferring to individual piping bags.
  3. Line a tray or board with parchment and pipe straight lines of icing.
  4. Leave to dry overnight, then break up to make your own funfetti.