Confetti Cake, Or Party Party Cake

Confetti Cake - Bake from Scratch

Blow out the candles and celebrate another year with this sprinkle-happy, party-perfect cake.

Confetti Cake
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  1. 1½ cups (345 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2 cups (370 grams) sugar
  3. 5 large eggs, separated
  4. 2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
  5. 1 teaspoon (6 grams) baking soda
  6. ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  7. 1 cup whole buttermilk
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. ½ cup multicolored jimmies sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with baking spray with flour. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper, and spray pans again.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Stir in vanilla and sprinkles.
  4. In another medium bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter, one-third at a time. Divide batter among prepared pans.
  5. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Spread Sweet Cream Frosting between layers and on topof cake. Very lightly frost sides of cake.
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Sweet Cream Frosting
Makes about 6 cups
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  1. 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  2. ¾ cup (173 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  3. 8 cups (1.1 kilograms) confectioners’ sugar
  4. ¾ cup sour cream
  5. ½ cup multicolored jimmies sprinkles
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Reduce mixer speed to low; gradually add confectioners’ sugar, sour cream, sprinkles, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  1. Note: Do not use nonpareil sprinkles. The colors will bleed.
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