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How to Make a Sprinkle Cake

How to Make a Sprinkle Cake

Last Updated on 21st April 2022 by

If you want to make a sprinkle cake, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve provided a recipe, step-by-step instructions, and even storage advice.

Follow along for a sprinkle-y treat that’s sure to be a hit! Here are the steps:

How to Make Sprinkle Cake 

The basic ingredient for this delicious cake is ice cream sprinkles. The ice cream sprinkles are also known as jimmies and are great for baking in cake layers.

They are perfect for sprinkle cake because they don’t melt away when moistened. These sprinkles can be found with ice cream toppings or in the baking section.

To make your cake even more delicious, try to use homemade sprinkles and jimmies.

How to Make Sprinkle Cake Icing 

Mix icing sugar with water to make a thick paste. Spread the frosting evenly over the cooled cake. Sprinkles should be lightly pressed into the frosting. Leave the cake to set for an hour before slicing it.

Once set, serve the sprinkle cake with a cup of hot custard or a cold drink. Alternatively, make a basic chocolate cake recipe and use your own favorite flavors and decorations.

How to Make the Sprinkle Cake Base

Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the butter mixture and beat until combined.

Lastly, fold in the sprinkles. After the cake is ready, sprinkle it with the desired topping and enjoy! When baking a sprinkle cake, you’ll have the best of both worlds. It’s as easy as that!

Another way to make a sprinkle cake is to decorate it with rainbow sprinkles. You can buy cupcake stands in Pottery Barn. I’ve got one in the store, and I’m obsessed! I’m going to use it to serve my sprinkle cake this Easter! It’s so festive! You’ll be amazed at how colorful it will look! It’s so cute! A sprinkle cake is the perfect addition to any Easter celebration!

How to Assemble and Frost Sprinkle Cake 

Next, you can begin assembling your sprinkle cake. First, assemble your layers. Use wax paper or parchment paper to place the bottom layer in the pan.

Then, frost the whole cake with the remaining frosting. When the cake is done, decorate it with sprinkles and enjoy! If you don’t want to bake it in a pan, you can use two 8-inch round pans with high sides and bake it for about 32 to 37 minutes.

If you don’t want to bake it yourself, you can use a box mix or a cake mix.

Sprinkle cake is also called confetti cake because of the sprinkles baked into the batter. All-Purpose Flour and Baking Powder make up the batter and the sprinkles. Adding these ingredients will make the cake rise nicely.

However, be sure to cover the sprinkles with flour before cooking them. If you want your sprinkle cake to be extra-delicious, make it the day before. It will taste even better the next day.

Cooking Instructions for Sprinkle Cake

Before covering your cake with sprinkles, you’ll need to let it cool completely. Then, place the cake on a large, flat board, and roll it into sprinkles.

Repeat this process with the remaining cake, as needed. The sprinkles will cover any imperfections. If you’re having a sprinkle party, you can also set up a sprinkle station on the table.

Step 1: Prepare the sprinkle station. Ensure that a clean sheet pan is nearby, so that you can catch all the sprinkles that fall.

Step 2: Next, prepare the cake. The cake batter should be room temperature, as the sprinkles will stick better to the wet frosting than to the hardened frosting. 

The cake batter can also be turned into cupcakes. Simply fill the cupcake liners with the sprinkle cake batter. Bake for 16 to 22 minutes. Once baked, sprinkle cake batter will have a beautiful dome top.

Step 3: Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Mix the ingredients for a few minutes, then fold in the sprinkles. The batter should be evenly divided between two 8-inch cake pans.

Bake the cake until it feels springy to the touch or is slightly firm. Inspect it with a toothpick after 25 minutes to check if it’s done. When the cake is ready, remove the pans from the oven and let it cool completely on wire racks.

Step 4: After the cake is cool, gently press the sprinkles into the frosting with a wide metal spatula. Be sure to smooth any bumps before moving onto the next step.

Once the sprinkles are evenly spread, you can use a damp paper towel to clean the stand. Once completely cool, you can store your cake in its cake dome at room temperature for up to three days. You can also use the sprinkles to decorate other desserts.

How to Store Sprinkle Cake 

If you’re wondering how to store sprinkle cake, there are a few things you should know. First, a cake that is made with oil will keep better than a cake that is made with butter.

This cake is also best stored in the freezer, as it will keep longer than a butter-based cake. It’s best to store it in a covered container or bowl, away from direct sunlight and heat. However, the cake should not be stored in an airtight container.

Sprinkles have a long shelf life, since their sugar content keeps bacteria at bay. That means you can leave a sprinkle cake in your pantry for years without worrying that the frosting will spoil. 

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