Funfetti Sugar Cookie Birthday Cake

Funfetti Sugar Cookie Birthday Cake

Are you looking for a cake recipe that’s literally going to blow everyone away? It might be hard to top funfetti but we’ve found something that does the trick. Just when you thought there couldn’t be a more perfect birthday treat than the funfetti cake we came across the funfetti, sugar cookie cake. This pastel dreamlike cake will be sure to win over anyone. It literally looks like a birthday party rolled into a cake. Next time you’re in the mood to surprise someone with the perfect cake be sure to try out this recipe! Here’s what you’ll need:

For the cake:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg + 1 egg yolk (the extra yoke will make the cake even moister and softer on the inside)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 and 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

2/3 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup (80g) rainbow sprinkles

For the Vanilla Almond Frosting:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

1 and 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 Tablespoons heavy cream or half-and-half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Process:

Preheat you oven to 350F degrees and spray a 9-inch cake pan with nonstick spray and set it aside.

In a large bowl cream the softened butter for about 1 minute until it gets nice and smooth. Then in add your sugar slowly until your butter and sugar begin getting light and fluffy. Next, add in your egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix until everything is well incorporated.

In a large enough bowl, mix together your dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch). Now slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 different parts. Don’t be concerned if the dough looks too thick because it’s supposed to be that way! Once your wet and dry ingredients have combined, gently and slowly fold in the white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup sprinkles using a rubber spatula.

Next, press the cookie dough carefully into the cake pan you had set aside earlier. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until very lightly browned on top. Because the center of the cookie is supposed to be extra soft take care to get it out of the oven and on a cooling rack immediately. Don’t worry if the center sinks in slightly, it’s actually supposed to do that! Your cake is all done and it’s time to move on to the frosting.

For the frosting, beat the butter until it’s creamy. It should take about 2 minutes if you’re using an electric mixer. Add in the confectioners’ sugar, cream, vanilla and almond extracts  and continue beating until the frosting gets to the desired consistency.  You can always add in more or less sugar and or cream to get your frosting to the right consistency. Taste the frosting to see if you like the sweetness. You can always add in a pinch of salt if you find your frosting to be too sweet.

Wait until your cake has cooked and frost it and decorate it however you like! You have a guaranteed hit on your hands with this sugar cookie cake!

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