Mini Funfetti Sprinkles Cake Recipe

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Some nights you just need to crawl into bed early with a glass of wine in one hand & some cake in the other. If you must know, yes, by some nights I mean every night. So in order to hide all evidence of this in the morning, I’ve created the perfect mini cake recipe for you. It’s delicious, portioned for one person, & most importantly it’s covered in sprinkles. Using the recipe from our Copycat Molly’s Cupcake Recipe, I poured the batter into mini springform pans, slathered on a bunch of frosting, & topped it with those sprinkles I keep drooling talking about.

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The frosting recipe is beyond basic & truthfully tastes like something you’d get at a legit bakery. I’d say it would wow your friends but let’s be real, you’re not sharing any of this cake.

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Mini Funfetti Sprinkles Cake Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 mini cakes
  • for the cake:
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup funfetti cake mix
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • sprinkles & tons of them!
  • for the frosting:
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • for the toppings:
  • non-pareils
  1. Preheat oven to 345 F.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine all cupcake ingredients & mix until smooth. Pour into sprayed mini springform pans until ¾ way full.
  3. Bake 24 minutes or until toothpick is inserted & comes out clean. Remove sides of pan (keep bottom on) & let cool completely.
  4. In medium mixing bowl, combine all frosting ingredients. Stir to combine.
  5. Once cakes have cooled, cover entirely in frosting using offset spatula. *Don't worry about it looking too pretty, the sprinkles will cover it entirely!
  6. Place parchment paper on top of cake. Pour sprinkles in parchment paper lined baking tray. Holding one hand on top of the parchment paper & the other flat on the bottom of the springform pan, roll the sides of the cake in the sprinkles. Place it down on springform pan side & pat sides to even out.
  7. Spoon remaining sprinkles on top of cake to cover completely. Serve & enjoy!
large mixing bowl
whisk or electric mixer
mini springform pans, 8 if possible otherwise you can bake in batches
baking spray
medium mixing bowl
offset spatula
parchment paper
baking tray

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  1. says

    Can this recipe be made in one spring form pan? Looks adorable! Would definitely like to bake for a FUN-filled game night that we’ll be attending! 🙂

    • Caitlin says

      Hi Angelica! You can definitely make it as one large cake! Make sure your large springform won’t leak the batter through however. Also, it may be a bit more difficult to cover in sprinkles if it’s much larger but definitely still possible 🙂 enjoy! xo