All-Natural Funfetti Cake- 1ST BLOGIVERSARY!
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Celebrate Simple Seasonal's first year with this delicious All-Natural Funfetti Cake! Just be sure to make a wish before you blow out the candle...
Ingredients
Funfetti Cake
  • 8 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1½ C organic cane sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp almond extract
  • 4½ C all-purpose organic flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 egg whites from large eggs
  • 1½ C milk, divided
  • ⅔ C all-natural sprinkles plus more for decorating
Chocolate Frosting*
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⅔ C organic cocoa
  • 4½ C powdered sugar
  • ½ C Milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter and flour two 9-10½ cake pans.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla and almond extracts in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, beat together 6 egg whites and a half cup of milk until it quadruples in size, and then set aside.
  5. Beat together the butter with the flour mixture and the remaining cup of milk by alternating between the two.
  6. Gently mix the egg white mixture into the batter.
  7. Fold the the sprinkles into the batter.
  8. Evenly divide the batter between the two cake pans and bake at 350ºF for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. After baking, allow the cake to cool on cooling racks and then remove from the cake pan. Allow to cool on cooling racks for at least an hour before beginning to assemble your cake.
  10. Make the chocolate frosting while the cake is cooling. Melt the butter in the microwave on 30% power in thirty second increments until completely melted. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the melted butter and cocoa powder until smooth. Beat in the vanilla. Then beat in the powdered sugar and milk while alternating between the two, until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
  11. Before assembling the cake, decide whether you will be making 2 or 4 layers. If you chose a 4 layer cake, carefully cut each layer in half with a sharp, non-serrated knife. Add a dollop of icing to the center of your cake plate to prevent the cake from sliding. Place the first cake layer on the plate, and then add a layer of icing. Next, add your next cake layer, and add more icing if you are doing 4 layers. Once all the layers are in place, spread a thin layer of icing all over your cake and then place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. This will make it easier to get a pretty outer layer of icing. After thirty minutes have passed, generously ice the cake.
  12. For a finishing touch, decorate with sprinkles and light a candle!
Notes
This chocolate frosting recipe is based on the one found on the back of the Hershey's cocoa container. I just increased the amount of cocoa... What can I say? I have a chocolate problem. :)
Recipe by Simple Seasonal at https://simpleseasonal.com/recipes/meal-types/desserts/all-natural-funfetti-cake-1st-blogiversary