All the upcoming major life events have been keeping me on my toes; graduating, moving, starting a new job, and getting married within the span of a month has meant lots of paperwork and projects--not to mention that we recently celebrated a trifecta of birthdays that kept me busy!
Fortunately, I think we're now past some of the most stressful parts of all that, including the most important part of our wedding planning: choosing the cakes. I made this funfetti cake back when I was deciding on which cakes we wanted to make, and, though this funfetti recipe is certainly good, I have to say that I much prefer the Italian Cream Cake when it comes to eating white (i.e. non-chocolate) cake, likely because my love for cream cheese frosting goes far above and beyond my appreciation for plain buttercream.
With the cake choices all sorted out, we've moved onto less stressful topics of debate, such as what couch we should get to replace our current one (let's just say the springs have completely sprung in all three cushions) and whether or not we'll be able to find a dreamy farmhouse table on craigslist.
Reading craigslist everyday for available furniture is most definitely going to be one of the best parts about furnishing our new house. First of all, the posts (even for furniture) are littered with entertainment (I wanted to start a people of craigslist blog, but apparently that already exists).
Sofa with "staright lines?" (With much more "1980s awesomeness" than a striped sofa, mind you.) Readily available this Saturday. Get your number and get in line.
Looking for a vintage foyer or display table (also known as an ironing board in this case)? This guy can meet you at Burger King; it can be all yours for $25.
Wanting a gorgeous set of china with which to serve your guests on special holidays? I highly recommend this collectors set of plates decorated with "Classical American Beauties:" only $12!
Happy Sunday! Enjoy some funfetti cake served on that new classy dish-ware you found on craigslist!
Adapted from Molly Yeh for Food52
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (I used homemade vanilla extract)
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup + 1 1/2 teaspoons sprinkles
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used homemade vanilla extract)
bake the cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease two 6-inch cake pans with Crisco. Line with parchment and grease parchment.
- Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Incorporate two egg whites into the butter-sugar mixture, one at a time.
- Mix in vanilla and oil then baking powder and salt.
- Mix in cake flour, alternating with the milk.
- When batter is smooth, gently stir in 1/3 cup of sprinkles.
- Divide cake batter evenly between the two six-inch cake pans. Sprinkle the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of sprinkles evenly of the top of the two cakes.
- Bake cakes for 15 to 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Allow cakes to cool for a few minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
make the frosting
- Using an electric or stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy (2 to 3 minutes on medium-high to high speed).
- Slowly incorporate powdered sugar and then vanilla extract. When powdered sugar is fully incorporated, increase speed (medium-high speed or so) and beat for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the frosting is nice and fluffy.
assemble the cake
I like to freeze my cake layers for about 15 to 30 minutes or so after they cool to make them easier to frost and level. Once frozen, level cakes and then frost with a crumb coat. Freeze after the crumb coat for about 15 minutes, and then finish with another coat of frosting. Sprinkle with extra sprinkles for decoration and serve!