Pink Funfetti Cake For Valentine’s Day / Birthday
Pink Funfetti Cake For Valentine’s Day / Birthday. Fluffy two layer cake, stuffed with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Covered with homemade pink buttercream and topped with sprinkles.
Happy Monday Guys!
How was your weekend? Mine was nice and short!
Do you remember that my birthday was about a month ago? I had 3 different cakes for it and today I’m sharing the recipe for one of them, which is also great for Valentine’s Day. This is the cake I made for myself on the actual day. I had another one a good friend of mine made for my party on the following Saturday. There was a third cake my ex co worker brought at a restaurant we met for my birthday, too!
I had a cake overload, along with all the sweets I’ve been making for the blog lately!
I made this cake for my birthday, but it is just perfect for Valentine’s Day! Pink frosting, strawberries and sprinkles, so much fun!
Since I’m a huge fan of the whole funfetti trend, I’ve been keeping a couple of boxes of cake mix in my pantry, just in case I need it.
Well, I decided to bake a quick cake for my birthday, using the mix and cover it in pink (my favorite color) frosting! I also filled it with whipped cream and some strawberries. This cake requires minimal effort, and it could have looked much better, if I was not rushing to make it. It is white cake mix with rainbow sprinkles.
I was very busy on my b-day, answering calls from friends and family and of course receiving presents and flowers.
While I used a box cake to make my life easier, I think I should have added just a little more sprinkles to the batter, to make them stand out more.
The cake layers baked moist and flavorful, not too sweet. The addition of fresh strawberries in the filling was perfect. To be honest, one of my favorite cake fillings is whipped cream, it is much lighter than butter cream and custard.
But it is not used as often as buttercream, because cakes are not as stable and has a tendency to release liquid as it sits inside the cake (even if you use a whipped cream stabilizer).
I hope you enjoy the cake!
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Pink Funfetti Cake For Valentine's Day
For the cake:
- 1 box Funfetti cake mix — ( I used Pillsbury) and all ingredients needed for it (eggs, oil, water)
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3 eggs
For the cake filling:
- 5 large strawberries — , sliced
- 3/4 cup cold heavy cream
- 1-2 tbsp powdered sugar
For the pink buttercream:
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp heavy cream or milk
- 2-3 drops pink food coloring
Combine cake mix, water, eggs and oil and beat with a mixer for 2 minutes.
Spray two 8" cake pans with cooking spray. Divide better between both pans.
Bake cake layers for the time suggested on the box 34-38 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let them cool completely.
Beat heavy cream with an electric mixer on medium for 1 minute. Add powder sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form.
Butter Cream Frosting:
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment beat butter and shortening together for 4-5 minutes until pale and fluffy.
Reduce speed to slow and gradually add powdered sugar, beat until incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl if required. Add vanilla extract.
Add heavy cream and beat until fluffy. Add in food coloring and mix until evenly distributed.
To assemble the cake:
Spread whipped cream over the bottom layer of the cake. Add the sliced strawberries. Top with the second cake layer.
Cover cake completely with buttercream frosting. Top with sprinkles. (I used pink, white and red Valentine's Day sprinkles).
Nutrition InformationCalories: 320, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 25mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Sugar: 30g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 385%, Vitamin C: 2.3%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 0.2%
This is a cake my friend made for my Birthday. She makes very nice fondant cakes.
There’s no better day than a birthday to take a break Mira! 🙂 This cake is very pretty and festive, and it looks delicious!
This is such a fun cake my daughter would love eating and helping to bake. Pinned
This cake is beautiful, Mira! Love the strawberries and and cream filling with the funfetti cake! I think you did fabulous job, Mira! Totally acceptable to use a box mix, especially since you were making your own cake. The sprinkles are perfect and so so pretty!
ok can I just say that I love that you used a cake mix?! when it comes to cake, sometimes people just don’t have the time . . anyway. . I love it! and 3 different cakes for your birthday?! that’s the only way to do it! 😛 love the fresh strawberries in the filling. . so festive!! and hope you had a fabulous birthday!!
Mira…. what a pretty confetti cake!
This cake is so fun, Mira! I would love to have this for Valentine’s Day and again on my birthday.
This really does look like a fun cake. I think my Niece would love to make it with me!
Mira, it sounds like your birthday was quite the celebration! I think it’s great that you used a box cake mix. I love that you added the personal touches of homemade whipped cream, strawberries, and frosting. Pink is my favorite color too! 🙂
I LOVE This!! What a fun twist on a old classic! I love how you made it pink and sprinkle-y! So very festive! 🙂 And 3 birthday cakes! WIN!
What a gorgeous cake, Mira! Strawberry filling is my favorite kind. I love that this starts out with a boxed mix, too. Sounds delish! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Gayle!
So sweet on so many levels! Pinned!
such a beautiful cake Mira! love that you used a cake mix, sometimes it’s best to take the easy route, saves so much time! Whipped cream is one of my favorite filling too..it’s refreshing and light compared to buttercream! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! 🙂
What a beautiful funfetti cake! So perfect for celebrating Valentine’s and a special birthday.. you definitely could cut me a slice now!
Thank you Thalia!
What a gorgeous cake!! And happy late birthday. 🙂
this is SO pretty and funfetti is like my FAVORITE!!! YUM
Thank you Michele!
Cutest cake EVER! It’s adorable! And that strawberry filling looks lovely!
Thank you Sarah!
A few years ago for my birthday I had 3 different cakes and it was amazing! Except I think I ate way too much cake that day, if there is such a thing! The pink icing and sprinkles on this cake are so pretty 🙂
Thanks Izzy! Yeah, is there such thing like too much cake?
3 different cakes for b’day! hmmm, Mira, I’m jealous 😉 j/k This cake looks beautiful and these funfetti (a total new word for me!) look super cute!
Mira, this cake is too cute! And there is nothing wrong with a cake overload, especially on your birthday. lol Any excuse to load up on sweets is a good one to me! Pinned!
thank you Mariah!
Wow! This looks cake so adorably lovely—forget the Valentine I want this just for myself!! Absolutely YUMMY!
Okay, firstly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you enjoyed a super awesome birthday 🙂 And secondly, this cake is SO PRETTY! I absolutely love it! My next birthday I am definitively getting a pink cake like this one! Pinned!
This cake is absolutely gorgeous, Mira! Love the funfetti – so pretty and perfect as you say for Valentine’s Day!
OMG I love that you had THREE birthday cakes!! I need to take a page out of your book. Funfetti is always so fun!
You have inspired me to have 3 cakes for my next birthday – and one of them has gotta have a (dairy free) whipped topping and strawberry filling!
I hope you enjoy them!
Way to class up the mix, Mira! Love it! And I’m glad you got all the love on your bday. Can you send me one of these on mine? 😉
Will definitely send you one Mir!
What a gorgeous cake, Mira! Perfect for VDay. Cant wait to make it!
Sometimes is so much easier to buy a cake mix and add some additions to the cake than to start one from scratch. Let’s be serious, sometimes who has time to do it?
Your cake sounds delicious , and looks gorgeous, ready for Valentine’s :))
That is one eye popping festive cake! I love the fresh strawberries. Perfect for valentines day or my daughters very soon birthday!
This cake looks delicious! I love the strawberry filing! This is perfect for any special occasion. 😉
I am so loving this cake. And I love the sprinkles on top, such a cute touch. I love this cake
Yum! Strawberries and whipped cream is the perfect combination – and it’s so pretty!
Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, Mira! This cake is so festive and fun! Love the pink buttercream and fresh strawberries – YUM! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day 🙂
Funfetti is the BEST celebration cake! And that pink buttercream frosting is the perfect complement!