The perfect cake that screams celebration inside out! It’s my Joud’s first birthday, i wanted to make a fun cake that serves also as a smash “one piece of the”cake for him. Yes i am saying one piece of it because it’s so delicious that you can’t sacrifice it all to play with 🙂
As the name suggests, funfetti cake, it’s a really fun cake full of colors and flavors. Orange layer cake with rum buttercream.
I believe it’s the only time you can decide on the cake design, later on your kids will do according to their favorite color or character! Funfetti cake resembles so much my son’s first year, colorful and full of happiness and life.
To prepare this orange cake you will need:
- 1cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (227g about 2 sticks)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs at room temperature
- 1/3 cup grated orange zest
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tbsp rum
- 1 cup colored chocolate vermicelli
- 1/2 cup colored pearls for decoration
Heat the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour two 8″ pans
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. With the mixer on medium speed, beat in the eggs, one at a time, and the orange zest.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine the orange juice, the buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the batter, beginning and ending with the flour.
the last step is to fold in the chocolate colored vermicelli delicately before dividing the batter in the pans and smooth the tops.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a wooden skewer comes out clean.
Meantime prepare the rum buttercream for frosting
- 200g butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 tsp rum
- food color (you choose your favorite)
Mix the butter with an electrical mixer until fluffy. Add milk and rum than sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until you get the consistency you want. Keep it in the fridge while your cake is cooling for easier use later.
After frosting the cake, sprinkle the half cup of colored pearls to give the final fun look.
You can choose the color combination you favor. I wanted green and blue, very summerish and happy together! You can keep it white also, while the colored pearls do the effect. As i said it’s a very appealing cake, you will feel the celebration with every piece you cut. A pleasure to the eye and palate.
Happy Birthday my love Joud, may all your life be full of colors, happiness and health, together with your brother Nady . Love you both to bits ❤