Vanilla Confetti Pound Cake

The pound cake obsession is back!

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And now I understand the sprinkle obsession, too.

After buying these giant sprinkles for Nick’s birthday cake, I just couldn’t stop using them. First on his cake, then in cupcakes, and now in pound cake.

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I’ve never seen sprinkles in a pound cake or on a pound cake or anywhere near a pound cake, so I knew I had to try. Plus, after making the orange and cookies ‘n’ cream versions, sprinkles just seemed like the next best thing.

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And I know what you’re thinking because I thought the same thing: icing on a pound cake?

Yes. Don’t doubt it – just do it.

You could definitely just do a regular glaze, but using the icing puts the “cake” in “pound cake”.

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I stuck with my basic pound cake recipe, adding just a little extra vanilla in this batch to really amp up the flavor. When you have sprinkles, you have to have some intense vanilla, too.

This is definitely one cake that is fun to slice into.

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Vanilla Confetti Pound Cake

Makes: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles

Icing:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease or line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. In large bowl, whisk the yogurt, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Fold in oil until combined, then add in sprinkles.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until golden and a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean.
  7. Let cool completely before icing.
  8. For icing, beat butter until light and creamy. Add in powdered sugar, a little at a time, until mixture is smooth and combined.
  9. Add in vanilla and beat frosting until it’s thick and a spreadable consistency. Fold in sprinkles.

40 comments

  1. Yum! One of the girls in my office brought in an almond pound cake a few weeks ago, which was to die for! This looks delicious, I especially like the idea of using vanilla paste instead of extract!

  2. Aww this reminds me of my “funfetti” wedding cake. Isn’t everything better with sprinkles!?

  3. This looks delish and so much fun to make :) haha gotta love spinkles!!

  4. I could ABSOLUTELY get on board with having that for breakfast! It looks amazing. I’m loving these confetti creations :)

  5. I want this! Why is confetti cake the best, happiest thing ever?

  6. What a gorgeous pound cake! I love these funfetti recipes :) I would rather have this than a regular cake!!

  7. I think I need to make this ASAP!!! I love love love pound cake and love anything with sprinkles too!! Funfetti cakes and cupcakes were the treats of choice in our house when my sister and I were kids!

  8. Sprinkles are the bomb. I loved the funfetti cupcake box mix when I was in college; now I can make my own ;)

  9. Oh my goodness, this looks wonderful!

    I need some more sprinkles in my life.

  10. Can you believe that I’ve never made a pound cake before? Never! I definitely need to change that. Now I just have to decide between your Cookies N’ Cream pound cake and this one! :-P

    • Well, now you officially have baking homework! :) Both of them are SO easy – you only need one bowl to mix the batter, so no major clean up, either. Have fun!

  11. Jacob loves confetti cake. It’s basically his favorite thing ever. This looks like such a fun twist on traditional pound cake!

  12. Alright, I am definitely making this! Sprinkles just make everything so fun. :)

  13. That is absolutely gorgeous. I love how pretty sprinkles are!

  14. Oh. yum. Frosting on a pound cake? Absolutely!

  15. Must make this cake!!!! I have a feeling this will be the one cake I make for birthdays from now on :)

  16. i need some sprinkles in my life. this looks incredible :)

  17. I love pound cake. I’ve never been one for “light and fluffy” cake (hence my obsession with cookies instead), but I’m a HUGE fan of cakes like pound and coffee cakes…

    And is there ever a time that sprinkles doesn’t make something better???

  18. Oh my gosh. This looks amazing!!!! I love the idea of a funfetti style pound cake! And why would anyone ever question the idea of frosting?? Any excuse for frosting is ideal in my book!!

  19. Love all your funfetti recipes! This pound cake looks wonderful!

  20. Yum!
    Anything with sprinkles deserves frosting!! Fantastic recipe!

  21. This looks amazing! It reminds me of my favorite cake ever, funfetti! I’m definitely going to try making this! :)

  22. Brandi, this is such a fun & playful cake!

  23. Looks amazing! I want this now! ;)

  24. I love funfetti cupcakes and this looks so awesome, Brandi!

  25. FUNFETTI POUND CAKE!!! i love it :)

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