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Buttermilk Confetti Cake

Confetti cake (or funfetti cake, as you might know it by) reminds me of birthdays, good times and celebrations. Even saying it makes me smile! But you don’t need a birthday or holiday to enjoy the fun and fancy of a delicious cake studded with pops of bright color. Adding the fun of sprinkles (or jimmies) is actually incredibly easy, and it makes a standard cake recipe a little more festive.

Buttermilk cake is absolutely delicious (even without the confetti.) The buttermilk adds a tang you wouldn’t expect, but makes it addictive. The buttermilk twist plus the pretty confetti surprise makes this cake a winner every time.

Buttermilk Confetti Cake

Yield: Serves 12
Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup multi-colored sprinkles
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Multi-colored sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8-inch cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  2. Stir flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Set mixture aside.
  3. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract on HIGH in large bowl until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, until well blended.
  4. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk until combined. Stir in 1/4 cup sprinkles.
  5. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Place one pan on bottom rack and one pan on top rack, rotate halfway through baking.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack.
  7. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely on wire racks. Frost with Cream Cheese Frostingand top with sprinkles.


We recommend using a Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer to make a perfectly fluffy cake batter.

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  1. This cake looks amazing! A confetti cake that’s not out of the box means no chemicals! You could even use organic sprinkles and avoid artificial colors.

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