My sister was recently in town to celebrate her birthday. I was tasked with making a main dish and a dessert for a barbeque with a few friends. I was actually leaning towards cheesecake recipes because I have been craving cheesecake for months, but my sister was adamant about a non-chocolate cake. Eventually, we both agreed on a funfetti cake from scratch. It was a great night and I am fairly certain my sister had a memorable birthday. The cake was certainly a highlight. The light, sweet, and fluffy cake was accented with the best vanilla buttercream I have ever tried. I definitely am of the opinion that making the cake from scratch bested making it from a box. My cake frosting skills still need work, but they didn't take away from the tastiness of the cake.
The cake is from Kokocooks who adapted from Williams-Sonoma. I was a little lighter on the sugar and used bigger "jimmie" sprinkles, but otherwise stayed true to the original. The buttercream is adapted from Gimme Some Oven and the only change I made was to leave out the milk. You can find the cake recipe here and the buttercream recipe here.
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