This Funfetti Bundt Cake is the perfect treat for any occasion. It's easy to make and will bring a smile to everyone's face. Extra rainbow sprinkles make this funfetti cake recipe bright and colorful.
Bundt cakes are one of my absolute favorite cakes to make. Mostly because they are super easy and because they have a fun shape. I've made quite a few over the years, but this chocolate caramel bundt cake and this pina colada bundt cake are two of my all time favorites.
My love for bright colors inspired another bundt cake that has quickly become one of my new favorite recipes to make for any party. I mean who can resist the rainbow sprinkles in this fun cake?
Don't want to make an entire cake? Try out this single serve vanilla mug cake. You can add any kind of sprinkles to it and make it look like this funfetti cake!
Why This Recipe Works
- Easy to make! This funfetti bundt cake starts with a box cake mix that gets doctored up with a few extra ingredients.
- Lots of sprinkles! There are plenty of rainbow sprinkles inside and on top of this colorful cake.
- It travels well. The cake is solid and doesn't move around much, so it is the perfect choice for parties and potlucks.
- Perfect for birthdays or any occasion. You can change up the sprinkle colors to match any theme or event.
What You Need
This funfetti bundt cake is perfect for beginners. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you will have a delicious cake that everyone will love.
- Vanilla Cake Mix - Using a white cake mix is just easy and saves a little time. You can also use a funfetti cake mix if you don't want to buy more sprinkles.
- Instant Pudding Mix - I love using a white chocolate pudding mix, but a vanilla pudding mix would also be great.
- Liquids - Eggs, oil, and milk add moisture to the cake batter.
- Sour Cream - It adds more moisture to the cake without thinning the batter. The end result is more like a funfetti pound cake. You can also use plain Greek yogurt.
- Sprinkles - The best sprinkles to use in baked goods are jimmies because they won't melt and bleed as much as other ones.
- Glaze - Powdered sugar and milk makes an easy glaze that can be drizzled on the finished cake.
How to make a Funfetti Bundt Cake
Not only is this funfetti bundt cake recipe easy to follow, but it's also a lot of fun to make. The bundt cake is sure to please everyone with its colorful sprinkles and sweet flavor.
- Prep the pan. Spray the 12 cup bundt pan with nonstick baking spray. This is important because you do not want the cake to stick later.
- Make the cake batter. Add the dry ingredients, eggs, oil, sour cream, and milk to a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until combined.
- Add the sprinkles. Gently stir the jimmies into the cake batter.
- Bake and cool. Pour the funfetti cake batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Let the funfetti cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then flip and cool completely.
- Decorate and serve. Whisk together the confectioners sugar and milk. Drizzle over the top of the cooled cake and top with more sprinkles before it sets. Cut into slices and enjoy!
Keep the glazed sprinkle cake in a loosely sealed container at room temperature for 3-4 days. It can also be refrigerated in an airtight container for 5-6 days.
You can also freeze the whole cake or slices of cake. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap then place in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then set out on the counter 30 minutes before serving.
- If you want to give it more of a cake batter flavor, add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and ½ teaspoon almond extract to the batter.
- Love chocolate? Reduce the amount of sprinkles and add ½ cup mini chocolate chips to the batter before baking.
- There are quite a few different kinds of sprinkles. For best results in baking, you want to use jimmies. These rod-shaped sprinkles hold up well when mixed into dough and when baked into cakes and cookies.
- You can change the sprinkle colors for other events and parties. Use blue & pink for baby showers. Red, white, & blue for 4th of July. Red & green for Christmas.
- Want to add more white chocolate to the cake? Skip the glaze and drizzle the top with melted white chocolate.
- To make this a birthday bundt cake, spread a creamy vanilla frosting on the sides and add candles and sprinkles.
- Serve slices of bundt cake with vanilla ice cream or homemade strawberry ice cream.
Can I use a different pudding mix?
You sure can. If you can't find the white chocolate, go ahead and use an instant vanilla pudding mix. It may give the cake a little more of a yellow color, but it will still be delicious.
What are the best sprinkles for baking?
You want to look for rainbow or chocolate sprinkles. They are also known as jimmies. The longer shaped chocolate or confetti sprinkles hold up well to heat.
How do you get the perfect cake slice?
Use a sharp knife and clean it well after each slice. I like to run the knife under hot running water, then dry it off really good before making any cuts.
More Bundt Cake Recipes
- Coconut Bundt Cake
- Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake
- Carrot Bundt Cake
- Caramel Apple Bundt Cake
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*The post for White Chocolate Funfetti Bundt Cake was first published September 2013. The post and pictures were updated and republished March 2022.
I only have two 6 inch cake pans. How should I adjust this recipe?
Planning on making it for my daughters birthday this weekend.
Do you have two of the 6 inch bundt pans or regular pans? The mini bundt pans would be fine to just divide the batter in the two pans, and then adjust the time. I haven't tried 2 regular 6 inch pans with this recipe. It will work, but the baking time will need to be adjusted. Since I haven't tried it, I'm not quite sure. You will have to keep an eye on it and probably start checking around 25 minutes. With the sour cream and pudding in it, it may take longer. I also wouldn't fill the pans any more than 2/3 full, then if you have extra batter just make some cupcakes. I hope that helps and your daughter loves the cake. Keep me posted and feel free to reach out if you have more questions.
I love this cake! I make it about 15 times a year for either a pot luck, my husbands work place or my dog class folks. It is always a major hit and it is the first thing to go. Thank you for making me look good!
Do you think I can use a Funfetti cake mix (Pillsbury) instead of white cake mix?
You sure can!!! I hope you enjoy the cake!!!
I want to bake this for my daughters Birthday but only have a 9 inch bundt cake pan. How full would you fill the pan and how should I adjust the baking time?
Your pan is probably a 10 cup pan. A good rule of thumb when baking in a bundt pan is to only fill it 2/3 full. You can go a little fuller but no more than 1 1/2 inches from the top of the pan. The baking time will need to be adjusted too. I would start checking the cake at 45 minutes and then take it out when the cake pulls away from the edges and when a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out with just a few sticky crumbs on it. Then use the remaining cake batter to bake cupcakes. I hope that helps and that your daughter enjoys the cake.
This cake looks like so much fun. Do you use semi-sweet chocolate chips?
I used mini chocolate chips...I think you can buy those in semi-sweet or regular. Use whatever one you like better...it will be fine either way.
I am notoriously late. What's worse is even though I'm late I still try to make it on time and get SERIOUS road rage! :\ Its terrible!! ha!
Making this yummy looking cake for a family reunion this weekend!! Can I sub coconut oil in place of the shortening?
I just use the shortening to thin the chocolate for drizzling better. You can leave it out or use coconut oil in place of it. I hope you and your family enjoy the cake!!!
Where do you get your white chocolate jello??
I usually buy it at Walmart, but I think I have seen it at Meijer too. I hope that helps. You can also substitute vanilla if you can't find the white chocolate. Enjoy the cake!!!
I already have a funfetti cake mix I'd like to use for this. Would I leave out the pudding mix but still keep the greek yogurt, or leave out both?
Actually go ahead and keep both for it. Just don't add the sprinkles...unless you want to really sprinkle-fy it!! I hope you enjoy it!!!
I'm newer to your site, but the few things I've made have been delectable!
I forgot to get the white chocolate pudding and it's too dang cold here to go back out. Do you thing vanilla pudding will do? I'm making it for a Cakewalk at my kids school. I asked my 9-year-old daughter if she thought it would work. I showed her the picture and she was entranced, licking her lips, shaking her head yes. So funny. Thanks!
I am so glad to hear you have made and loved some things from my site. Yes, the vanilla pudding will work just as well. I hope your daughter loves it!
Megan @ Our PInteresting Family
This looks amazing!!
Thanks so much Megan!! 😉
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Jocelyn, you are a genius!! Seriously, who doesn't love sprinkles? They make the world a better place! Thank you so much for always sharing your talents with us and for linking up at Weekend Potluck! Have a great weekend 🙂
You're totally welcome!! Sprinkles definitely just make everything better!! 😉 Thanks Brandie!!
wow that looks amazing! love how colorful it is. I'm opposite of you and tend to be way early since I can't stand being late to stuff. Blame my type A personality!
Thanks Michelle! I need some of that type A personality! 😉
Meghan @ The Tasty Fork
I think if my maiden name wasn't Early, I'd be late to everything. People expect you to be on time when your last name is Early. 🙂
I love how fun and colorful this cake is! I'm totally gonna make it with my niece! Thanks for linking up to Wake up Wednesdays!!
Haha, too funny!! Thanks Meghan!! 😉
I LOVE that movie! I still don't understand why I don't own it yet-and yes, I am so late to everything. Sunday mornings are a bit of a battle for me. I can't multi-task. I'll be putting my makeup on and then my husband comes into the bathroom to ask me something, bring me coffee and toast, whatever right? I stop doing my make up, turn to him and start talking. Then I get told I need to keep moving. Ugh, I finally just started setting my alarm clock for 7:30am to give myself a lot of time. Guess what, still sometimes late. LOL! I need to make this cake, because sprinkles are just super super cute and makes everybody forgive the tardiness 🙂
I love Up too!! I'm the exact same way!! Getting up earlier just makes me take my time because I think I'm all good. But then I'm still late!! 😉 Thanks Chels!!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
What a fun, colorful cake! Love all of the sprinkles and chocolate!
Thanks so much Jessica!! 😉
Yes please! I love funfetti anything!!!
Thanks Katie!! 😉
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Eek! This cake makes me happy, happy, happy! Overloaded with sprinkles and chocolate and goodness.. my kinda cake!
I knew you'd like this cake!! 😉 Thanks girl!!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
I am the opposite - I am early to everything! "To be on time is to be late, to be early is to be on time" - a quote that was said almost every day of my high school career. Apparently is has lasted awhile 🙂
I should have had that quote repeated to me every day, maybe it would have made a difference!! 😉
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar
I was always late to stuff as a kid too. As an adult, I hate being late but typically am. The hubs is late usually too. However, 2 minutes is totally not late to me! 🙂
The cake is beautiful! Love all the sprinkles!
I don't like being late, but it definitely doesn't bother me like it bothers my hubby! Thanks Lindsay!! 😉
Shawn @ IWYD
Um seriously!?!? This is the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time!! I can't wait to make this! I am not sure if this is a good thing, but I have gotten in the habit of making dessert for my kids every night, and this one looks like something they would enjoy (but mostly I me...) hehe...
Thanks so much Shawn!! My kids pretty much get dessert every night too.. I have to have taste testers!! 😉