Confetti cake

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Confetti Cake
Alternative namesFunfetti cake
Created byPillsbury
Main ingredientsFlour, sugar, rainbow sprinkles, eggs, vanilla extract

Confetti cake is a type of cake that has rainbow colored sprinkles baked into the batter. It is called confetti cake because when baked, the rainbow sprinkles melt into dots of bright color that resemble confetti[1] Typically the batter is either white or yellow to allow for a better visual effect. The cake generally consists of flour, butter, baking powder, salt, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and rainbow colored sprinkles. The cake normally has a frosting made of butter, salt, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.[2]


The cake was created in 1989 when the Pillsbury Company introduced a new type of cake called "Funfetti" cake. This was a white cake mix with multicolored sprinkles mixed into the batter. The cake's unique look was meant to target the demographic of children. The cake soon gained popularity and in 1990 Betty Crocker introduced a cookie that was to be eaten with icing that had sprinkles mixed into it, called Dunk-a-roos.[3][1] Although the cake is generally served with a plain frosting, Pillsbury also offers "Funfetti" frosting, with rainbow sprinkles added.[4] Pillsbury owns the trademark to "Funfetti" so the cake in general is called a confetti cake, or can also be referred to as a sprinkle cake.[5]


Confetti cake has inspired many interpretations such as confetti cookies, cereal bars, and even croissants.[6][1] The idea of making something into a "confetti" treat is produced by adding rainbow colored sprinkles into the creation.

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  1. ^ a b c Moskin, Julia. "The Funfetti Explosion", The New York Times, 25 October 2016 Retrieved on 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ Food Network. "Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake", Food Network, 2014 Retrieved on 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ Baird, Heather. "Rainbow Chip Frosting "Dunkaroos", Betty Crocker, 2017 Retrieved on 22 March 2017.
  4. ^ Pillsbury. "Funfetti Products", Pillsbury, 2016 Retrieved on 24 March 2017.
  5. ^ Moskin, Julia. "Rainbow Sprinkle Cake", New York Times Cooking, 2016. Retrieved on 22 March 2017.
  6. ^ Levy, Nicole. "The Latest Must-Have Pastry in NYC: Birthday Cake Croissant" Archived 2017-04-01 at the Wayback Machine,, 9 June 2016 Retrieved on 21 March 2017.

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