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Mini Funfetti Cake (featuring the KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer)

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Learn how to make my Mini Funfetti Cake using my new KitchenAid Mini Artisan Stand Mixer. It's a lovely mini cake that's perfect for any celebration!
Mini Funfetti Cake - Thee most perfect mini recipe for any BIG celebration!!!!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

You may already know that I am a big fan of  “Small Batch” recipes. I have made many mini batches of cupcakes and cookies. Now, you might wonder why would I want to make a mini recipe when I can make a regular recipe and have even more delicious baked goods? It’s because sometimes a little of something wonderful is better than a lot of something regular.

Everything happens for a reason, so when my Bold Bakers requested a Mini Funfetti Cake recipe AND KitchenAid released their KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer then it was a no brainer what I was going to do. Ever since trying my first funfetti cake I was hooked. I had never had it until moving to the US. This Mini Funfetti Cake recipe is based on my favorite Birthday cake recipe. It is moist and just gets better with age. But due to its mini size I don’t think there will be much left overs.

A bonus in my mini kitchen is that is that this mixer can live on my countertop because it fits snugly under my cupboards. It is a quarter the size of your regular KitchenAid Stand Mixer but it has the exact same engine and power that you are used to. So you save on space but you still get the same power.

This cake is a perfect token to share with someone on their Birthday. I think it actually might be even more special because technically they don’t have to share because it’s not big, and it is their birthday so ….

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This Mini Funfetti Cake is loaded with sprinkles and beautiful color, I hope you enjoy this cake for your celebrations. I can’t think of an occasion where it wouldn’t be a welcomed addition to the party

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Just a note, the Holidays are around the corner and it’s never too early to starting building your list, and letting Santa know what you really want.

Mini Funfetti Cake

5 from 7 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (8ounces/225grams) All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup (6ounces/180grams) Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1½ounces/45grams) Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (4ounces/115grams) Unsalted butter, melted around 2 sticks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (8 ounces / 240grams) Buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons Sprinkles

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (4ounces/115grams) Salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (2ounces/60grams)
    Powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 2 drops Food coloring

Instructions

Funfetti Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350F(180oC). Grease and line 2x 6-inch cake tins.
  • On your KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer gently mix together the flour ,both sugars, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
  • In a separate jug, whisk the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Turn on your KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer and pour in your wet ingredients and melted butter. Mix just until the batter comes together. The batter will be thick. Once baked, cool on a rack.
  • Lastly, stir in the sprinkles but do not over mix because the sprinkles will bleed their color.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for 35-40 minute or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Buttercream Frosting

  • Using a whisk attachment beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add sifted powdered sugar one spoonful at a time until all the sugar has been incorporated.
  • Now add in your food coloring (if desired) and milk. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes until your frosting is light and fluffy.

Assemble your cake

  • Level your cakes by carving off any bumps on the top of your cake. This will make it nice and even.
  • Using a palette knife, spread some frosting on one side of cake to create the filling. Lay the other cake on top and spread more frosting on top. With your palette knife, run it around the filling coming out the sides of the cake to create a smear of frosting to give it a rustic look. This is a "naked" cake so you don’t need to decorate it all over.
  • Decorate with some more sprinkles around the top of the cake.
  • Enjoy straight away or store at room temperature for up to 4 days.
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Rene
Rene
10 months ago

Hi Gemma, I have been following your recipes for quite a while.
And for this recipe, it is my first time making them.
I have a few questions though :
1. Why use melted butter, instead of softened butter?
2. I’ve baked the cake close to 45 mins, on 6inch silicone layer pans.
The outcome was still ‘wet’ which looks undercooked.(I did at 180°, WITHOUT FAN)
3. During baking, am I supposed to run the fan or without?

Thanks in advance 😁😁

ShamimaS
ShamimaS
1 year ago

Hi Dear!
Made it yesterday, it is so easy and also tasted lovely 😋

Love
Shamima

lizadazl
lizadazl
2 years ago

Hey Gemma .. love all your recipies ..really easy and simple with basic ingredients.. My family and friends are always surprised that these cakes bake under 4 minutes (as I use a metal cake tin ) .. thanks a ton ..

Natasha
Natasha
2 years ago

Hi Gemma so this cake is currently in the oven and I just went over the recipe now and realized I added 225 g of melted butter instead of the two sticks… It’s for my baby who turns 9 months tmw … Well it’s actually for us.. She is just N excuse to bake…
Do you think it will be okay?
Worried how it will come out … Thumbs up
🙏

Stephanie Scat
Stephanie Scat
2 years ago

Gemma: the link does not work to get the recipe for this cake (mini funfetti cake). Is it somewhere else? I did try the Kitchen Aid site as well. Thanks.

Suzy Kay
Suzy Kay
3 years ago

i made this recipe for a vanilla buttercream and a unicorn topper as requested by my granddaughter.. she was so happy to have very fun cake to eat.. Thank Gemma!!

PineyLimey
PineyLimey
4 years ago

I’m making this cake now (literally it’s in the oven) but there was a measurement on the recipe that threw me- the melted butter for the cake shows two different quantities: 1/2 cup (4 ounces/115 grams) unsalted butter, melted (2 stick or 230 grams)
Well I used a 1/2 cup or 1 stick – hope it come out ok.

LadyIreland
LadyIreland
4 years ago

I know you LOVE all things birthday cake….so how about funfetti waffles or pancakes with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting? I tried the waffles with a cup of tea and WOW!! I did add some mini vanilla chips but oh boy you’ve got to try these. Maybe mini chocolate chips next time for variety. Happy baking! Karen

Jo Minvielle
Jo Minvielle
5 years ago

Gemma, I just bought the Kitchenaid Artisan Mini mixer…the bowl is smaller than the larger one I had so how do I adjust my pound cake recipe to fit this bowl?? My family loves the pound cake and it filled up the 10 cup bowl, and I have no idea how to adjust the recipe for this small bowl.
Thanks!

Sofi
Sofi
6 years ago

Love it Gemma ,can u pls do a pound cake recipe

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