Vegan Funfetti Cake is super soft, moist and full of colorful sprinkles of course! Made in just 1 bowl with simple ingredients.

piece of cake with sprinkles on a white background

What’s not to love about a colorful sprinkle-filled cake? I absolutely love Funfetti desserts (see also Funfetti Vegan Cupcakes), and this cake is sure to make all your birthday dreams come true!

The best thing is how easy it is to make, in just 1 bowl with 10 everyday ingredients (+ the frosting). You will have a beautiful, celebratory cake in no time at all! I developed this cake from my Vegan Coconut Cake because I loved it so much.

The sprinkles I used are from Sweetapolita. They have a variety of vegan friendly sprinkles that are adorable. But you can use any vegan rainbow sprinkles you like.

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Tips & Substitutions

  • I used all purpose flour here, but if you want an even softer cake, use cake flour instead.
  • A quality gluten free flour mix would probably work well, but I haven’t tested it.
  • I used canola oil in the cake, but you can substitute melted coconut oil if desired, or melted vegan butter. Other neutral oils may work as well.
  • It’s fine to use another non-dairy milk in place of soy, such as almond or coconut milk.

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Vegan Funfetti Cake

Vegan Funfetti Cake is super soft, moist and full of colorful sprinkles of course! Made in just 1 bowl with simple ingredients.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray two 8 or 9 inch cake pans with oil. I also like to place a circle of round parchment paper in the bottom to prevent the cakes from sticking to the pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and sugar together until well combined.
  • To the same bowl, pour in the oil, soy milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla. Mix with the dry ingredients using a large spoon until just combined. Be careful not to over mix, or the cake won't be as soft. Fold in 1/2 cup sprinkles.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then carefully pop them out and place on a cooling rack. You must allow the cakes to cool completely before frosting.
  • Prepare a batch of Vegan Vanilla Frosting. Once the cakes have cooled, frost as desired and top with more sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  1. If you want the cake to be even more soft, use cake flour in place of all purpose flour. 
  2. I used canola oil, but you can use melted coconut oil or melted vegan butter. Other neutral flavored oils may work as well. If using coconut oil, make sure the soy milk is not too cold or it will make the coconut oil solidify when you are mixing the batter.
  3. May use almond milk or another non-dairy milk in place of soy.
  4. I used vegan sprinkles from Sweetapolita. They are my favorite! You can use any vegan friendly rainbow colored sprinkles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Nora Taylor
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Comments

  1. Hi Nora,
    Both time I’ve tried this recipe my cake turned out super hard and dry. What could I be doing wrong here?

    1. It’s hard to know exactly what’s going wrong without being there, but it sounds like the batter is being over-mixed, the cakes are over-baked, or your oven is too hot. You only want to mix the batter until all of the ingredients just come together, then carefully fold the sprinkles in after. If you think it might be your oven, try baking the cakes for less time or at 325ºF instead. I hope this can help for next time!

  2. Hi Nora! I am trying out this recipe today and I’m so excited!! I do have a question though. If I use cake flour instead of the AP flour, do I still need to add the 2 tbsp of corn starch? Also what would be the new measurement for the cake flour? Thanks in advance! 

    1. Hi Kimberly. If you use cake flour, leave out the corn starch. Use the same amount of cake flour as instructed for the all purpose flour. Have fun with the cake! Happy baking!

  3. Tested this recipe tonight (as cupcakes) and it got rave reviews from my husband and stepson. Will be making it again this weekend (as a cake) for my little one’s first birthday party!

    1. Hi Jane. How fun! I’m glad the cupcakes were a hit! Happy birthday to your little one! Thanks for your wonderful feedback!

    1. Hi Sophie. It’s a sweet cake! I haven’t tried it with less sugar, however, reducing the sugar may throw off the recipe. If you try it with reduced sugar, let me know how it goes for you!

      1. Hi Nora, I did reduce the sugar by half a cup and I also used white caster sugar rather than brown sugar and it made a big difference (less sweet). I’ve made this three times now and it’s my go-to birthday cake! 🙂

        1. Hi Sophie. Thanks for getting back to me on how the cake turned out using less sugar. I’m so glad it turned out great! I’m thrilled this is now your to go birthday cake!

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