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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.

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Pink Funfetti Cake

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!

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Funfetti Cake

 

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.

Funafuti Cake For Valentine's Day
Funafuti Cake For Valentine’s Day

 

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).

Pink Funfetti Birthday /Valentine's day Cake
Pink Funfetti Birthday /Valentine’s day Cake

I hope you enjoy the cake!

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5 from 5 votes

Pink Funfetti Cake For Valentine's Day

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Birthday / Valentine's Day Funfetti Cake With Pink Frosting
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients 

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

For decoration:

  • sprinkles

Instructions 

Cake:

  • 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.

Cake filling:

  • 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

Calories: 320kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 25mg, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 385IU, Vitamin C: 2.3mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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This is a cake my friend made for my Birthday. She makes very nice fondant cakes.

 

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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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65 Comments

  1. 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 🙂

  2. Funfetti is the BEST celebration cake! And that pink buttercream frosting is the perfect complement!