Funfetti Coffee Cake

I think I’m making it my mission in life to add funfetti to pretty much everything.

Next up: coffee cake.

Funfetti Coffee Cake: a streusel coffee cake that tastes like funfetti cake!

When I was a kid I haaaaated antique stores. My parents would bribe me with a Blizzard to only complain marginally as we stopped at every single antique shop between San Francisco and Seattle.

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As a kid, my mom (and dad) always said: “Your tastes will change.” They meant it about food…and life too. I always scoffed and rolled my eyes.

But they were right.

Now when I see an antique store, I run as fast as I can…inside. I could spend hours looking through every nook and cranny for props for all these photos I take on the blog. Plates, linens, cups, cake stands, silverware…the list is endless.

Last week in downtown Medford, I found this huge antique mall. So huge it would have taken hours to give it justice and I had about 15 minutes. On minute 13 I found two huge bins of antique silverware with a sign reading “$2.50 per piece”

{!!!!!!!!  <—Me, having a heart attack. $2.50 is a huge steal.}

I grabbed what I could, like a person going through a grocery store on a timer in one of those game shows. I got some new forks, spoons, and a pie server (a mini one!)

The fork in these photos is one of the ones I bought. It’s actually different than the one I’ve used in approximately 1,234 other photos!

I should have believed my mom when she said I’d like antique stores one day. Mom is always right, after all.

And since Mom is always right, you’ll know this coffee cake is perfect…because it’s based on her recipe!

Funfetti Coffee Cake: a streusel coffee cake that tastes like funfetti cake!

I’ve made lots of coffee cake here on the blog, and all of them are adapted from my mom’s base recipe. This one is the closest I’ve come to her original recipe – it just has a few changes to make it into my favorite flavor: funfetti.

There’s just something about funfetti. I Can’t. Get. Enough! I think it’s the sprinkles. They make my heart go pitter-pat.

The coffee cake is made with melted butter, so you can just stir it. No mixer needed; in fact, it’s best done by hand. There’s too much of a tendency to overmix when using a mixer and you want this cake to be light and fluffy and just mixed, so by hand is perfect.

To make the cake taste like a funfetti cake, I added vanilla extract and butter extract to the batter. Butter extract gives that rich buttery cake-mix flavor, without using cake mix.

The top of the cake is covered in a rich buttery and brown sugary cinnamon streusel. Really, the streusel makes the coffee cake, am I right? It’s my favorite part, for sure.

And then there’s the sprinkles. It wouldn’t be funfetti without sprinkles! I filled the cake and the streusel with rainbow sprinkles (I call them jimmies). I don’t recommend using nonpareils, as they may dissolve. Regular rainbow sprinkles (like the Cake Mate and Wilton brands) perform the best in baking, for me. I like buying the tubs of the Cake Mate jimmies at Walmart.

I will never ever get enough sprinkles. Or funfetti.

Funfetti Coffee Cake: a streusel coffee cake that tastes like funfetti cake!

Or antique silverware!

Funfetti Coffee Cake

Yield: 9 large slices or 16 small ones

Funfetti Coffee Cake

A classic coffee cake...with a funfetti twist! Vanilla and butter extract make this coffee cake taste like cake...complete with sprinkles and streusel topping!

Ingredients

    Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • Streusel:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x9 square pan with cooking spray (the kind with flour in it).
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Stir melted butter and sugar. Mixture will be grainy. Stir in egg and extracts. Stir in milk, then stir in dry ingredients until just mixed. Stir in sprinkles.
  4. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  5. Make the streusel: Stir melted butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and sprinkles in a small bowl. Sprinkle over cake.
  6. Bake for 23-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. It cuts best when completely cooled, but you can serve it warm. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Cooled cake can be sliced and placed in an airtight container and frozen for up to 1 month.

Notes

For best results, use jimmie type sprinkles, not non-pareils.

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Comments

  1. I have so much <3 for this post! I LOVE antique stores now…all the amazing dishes and the silverware is rockin'…love that fork!
    However, I think my heart is made of funfetti…so I am totally obsessed with this. Funfetti with streusel? Mind blown. Pinned!

  2. You’re the coffee cake girl. LOL. This looks fun for kids! Yay for your new finds in Medford!
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  3. This cake looks really fun! And streusel I am sure makes it even more delicious!
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  4. Mmm, I love funfetti in everything and this cake looks amazing. I LOVE the streusel topping!
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  5. Okay super glad that your mission is to add funfetti to everything cause I can NEVER get enough of it! What a fun idea to have funfetti coffee cake! Pinned :)
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  6. So well, FUN! Bets coffee cake ever!
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  7. I never thought of sprinkles when I made coffee cake but it does make it pretty. Very Eastery! The next time you’re here, make some time to go through a few things…you always said that it’s like we live in an antique store!
    xoxo, Mom

  8. Lol you crack me up! I heart antique shopping and my heart almost stopped out of envy when I saw your IG post of the antique silverware! Can’t wait to see the adorable mini pie server!!! No seriously, I can’t wait – IG a spoiler picture please!

    In other obsessions, this coffee cake looks fabulous! I love the funfetti! And since it’s based on you mom’s recipe, I know it will taste just as fabulous!
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  9. Hilarious! I regret not spending more time at that antique mall. I knew the baking pan I wanted was in there!!!

    Also…I remember registering for china when I was 27 and got just plain square plates. My mom was like…uhh…that’s it??! I swore I would never be into china…funny how things change!

  10. Love that this is a scratch cake – you go girl! And that there’s plenty of sprinkles involved. The best kind of cake!
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  11. I love coffee cake! A coffee cake with sprinkles is a happy coffee cake. :) Our tastes do change. Sometimes its a wee bit scary to watch me turn into my mother…sometimes it just makes me smile. :)
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  12. This is the most colorful coffee cake I have ever seen! Love it!
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  13. Love the funfetti! I also love antique stores and coffee cake! This post is so me! Thanks for sharing, this is a keeper!
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  14. Laurie F. says:

    I love antique stores, too, for the dishes, and depression glass. My favorite stores were torn down when they renovated and enlarged the Belmont train station. Now my favorite ones are in Minden and Gardnerville, Nevada. And Pleasanton, CA has a great antiques fair once a year. Yummy-looking coffee cake, Dorothy!

  15. Anytime you can put sprinkles on breakfast food seems like a win to me!
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  16. My mom loved antique stores too! She collected a particular brand of dishes called Luray, and they discontinued it a loooong time ago. The dishes are all pastel colors (blue, green, yellow, and pink), and she has a huge collection that we pull out for fancy holiday dinners. I wish we had more antique stores near Davis; as far as I know, we just have one or two tiny thrift stores. Not the same! ;) I’m all for adding funfetti to everything. It makes everything so cute and cheerful!
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  17. I’m SO jealous! I love antique stuff but Michael?? HATES IT! Like….reeeeally hates it. So I’m stuck antique-less (although I suppose he can’t complain about food props :P)

    and I’m never gonna complain about more coffee cake or more funfetti! It’s just…so…FUN!
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  18. Yay for antique stores and love the fork you found for a great steal! I dream about the streusel on coffee cakes but add funfetti into the mix? That’s my fantasy come true :) Pinning!

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