What is it about sprinkles and candy eyes that I just can't seem to resist? I don't care how old you are - there is still a kid in all of us. Confident that I'm not the only 40 something adult that gets excited about sprinkles, I decided to make a confetti cake - for kids AND adults.
My confetti cake recipe came from my Cooks magazine.
1 1/2 cups rainbow sprinkles
12 large eggs
1 1/3 cups whole milk
4 teaspoons vanilla
6 cups cake flour
3 cups sugar
8 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
32 Tablespoons butter
Pulse 1 cup of sprinkles in the food processor.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl.
With mixer running, add butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time until crumbly.
Combine egg whites, vanilla and milk.
Add all but 1/2 cup egg mixture to mixer. Beat 1 minute on medium.
Add remaining egg mixture.
Stir in sprinkles.
Divide batter between 3 greased nine inch cake pans.
Bake 30 minutes at 350.
Cool completely. To layer, start with 1 cake layer on a 10 inch cake circle.
Spread a thin layer of buttercream frosting on top.
Top with a final cake layer and frost entire cake with a thin coat of buttercream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Turns out, my assumptions were correct - people of ALL ages like sprinkles and more importantly, cake with sprinkles. Maybe eating confetti cake makes us feel like a kid again but if that's what it takes to feel younger - go for it.