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How to Make Funfetti Cake Mix Taste Better

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Since the dawn of boxed cake mixes, we have all enjoyed that almost fool proof way of whipping up a cake in the fraction of the time it took our grandmothers.  Thanks to this invention, making a Funfetti cake is not a difficult process at all.

By applying the right ingredients, you can improve the way a Funfetti cake turns out. Seriously, a few changes makes box cake mix taste homemade!

Instead of a cake that is dry and crumbly, when it comes out of the oven it will be the most delightful cake ever.

how to improve funfetti cake mix

In most cases, making simple substitutions or adding an additional element is all you need to do create the magic so  you have a marvelous moist and fluffy Funfetti cake.

You should know that when you don’t follow the basic steps you might produce a Funfetti that is not so delightful in taste.

How to Make Funfetti Cake Mix Taste Better:

Are you using a boxed mix? You can pretty much ignore the back of what the box instructions tell you.

Always add one more egg than it calls for.

Replace the oil! Instead, use melted butter and double the amount that is asked for.

Now the water: subtract 2 ounces for that extra egg and the amount of that extra butter. (Example: it called for 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1 cup of water with 3 eggs. Use 1 cup of melted butter, ¼ cup of water and 4 eggs)

Bake LONGER but at a lower temperature. If the box says 25-30 minutes at 350, do 45 minutes at 300. This slowing down of the cooking makes moist cakes.

simple easy funfetti cake recipe

Do you like to bake cakes from scratch?  If so, ditch the box and make the below, super moist recipe!


Whether you are dressing up a boxed cake mix or baking from scratch like our grandmothers did, you now know how to make a Funfetti cake mix better.

Your end result should be as expected; an improved Funfetti cake!

You can also use the pre-measured boxed cake mix in other ways!

Funfetti Cookies

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how to improve funfetti cake mix plus recipe

how to improve funfetti cake mix plus recipe

Funfetti Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

If you prefer to avoid the box, you can make your very own Funfetti cake using this recipe.


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ half teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • ½ vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of rainbow sprinkles


    Preheat your oven. Grease in your baking pan. In a big bowl, combine your baking powder together with your flour. Then add your salt.

    In larger bowl, cream together butter and sugar until it becomes fluffy. You can now add your flour mix.

    In a smaller bowl, stir the milk, eggs and vanilla extract together. Then add these wet ingredients to the butter/flour mixture. Beat on low speed until they are all well incoprporated.

    Here comes the Funfetti part: fold the rainbow sprinkles using a spatula and then pour the batter inside the prepared pan. Just add a few sprinkles at the top of the cake. And bake for about 45 minutes, until the toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

    You should then allow your already baked cake to cool down before removing it from your pan.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 8g

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Thursday 16th of June 2022

What temp are you baking this homemade recipe at?

Debbie J

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

I make alot of special occasion cakes for other people. For any store bought cake mix I have often used the butter in place of oil and extra eggs. I also use milk instead of water. Seems to help the cake stay moister.

Miz Helen

Tuesday 8th of January 2019

This looks like a lot of fun with the funfetti cake! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

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