Funfetti Layer Cake
Do you ever get a song stuck in your head? I’ve had one playing in mine for much longer than I’ve wanted to hear it. It’s Mike’s fault.
One day while we were packing boxes to get ready for our move, my sweet husband oh-so-cleverly pulled up I Like to Move It from that kids’ movie a few years back. Yeah, funny, and it did temporarily energize the three of us—but now I want to turn it off. It keeps playing!
Most days I can roll with this moving business but I admit I am craving order and normalcy and feeling settled. When I was given the opportunity by the J.M. Smucker Company to “mix up a moment” with a couple of their products, I was all ready to jump in. A trip to stock up on Pillsbury™mixes at Walmart and baking something sweet with Sam? Yeah, that’s the best kind of normal. It doesn’t cost much and using the mix means it doesn’t take too much time—which seems to be a premium commodity even when you’re not in the midst of changing houses.
We decided on making a colorful Funfetti Layer Cake with the Pillsbury™ Cake Mix. Somehow stirring the cake batter seemed to go with the rhythm of that crazy “move it, move it” song. I already knew Sam was great at licking spoons but I didn’t know he could do it while he boogied around the kitchen!
- 2 packages of Pillsbury™ Spring Funfetti mix
- 2 ½ cups of water
- 1 cup of oil
- 8 egg whites
- 2 cans of Pillsbury™ Spring Funfetti Frosting
- 1. Mix cake mixes with water, oil and egg whites until well combined. Evenly distribute the batter into 3-9 inch round cake pans lined with parchment paper. (Note: Trace the bottom of the pan onto parchment paper and cut out so the parchment paper fits perfectly in the bottom.)
- 2. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Using a serrated knife, cut off the rounded tops so that the cake is completely flat.
- 3. Wrap the cakes individually and freeze. (Note: Frozen cake is much easier to work with, especially when it’s as moist as Pillsbury. When you’re frosting the cake, you don’t have to worry about little cake pieces ending up in your frosting.)
- 4. Pull cakes from freezer and line the edges of your cake stand with strips of parchment paper. Put down the first layer, cut side DOWN and smooth side up. Spread with ½-2/3 of one can of frosting. Using an off-set spatula, evenly spread the frosting to the edge of the cake.
- 5. Place the second layer of cake on top and repeat, adding the rest of the first can of frosting and about ¼ of the second can.
- 6. Add the third layer of cake on top. Place the remaining frosting in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until melted. Slowly drizzle the frosting over the top, allowing the frosting to run down over the sides. Once the frosting hits the frozen cake, it’ll start to harden. Top with Spring Funfetti Sprinkles. Do a happy dance.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.
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