This Funfetti Millionaire Cake is funfetti overload! And TOTALLY awesome! The bottom layer is a funfetti cheesecake, the middle is funfetti cake and the top layer is a funfetti mousse. Seriously one amazing funfetti confection. I am completely in love with it!
Surely you know that I am a huge funfetti fan. No? Have you seen my Funfetti White Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake? Or my Funfetti Ice Cream Cake? Or maybe my Funfetti Overnight French Toast Casserole? There’s even more funfetti than that, but we’ll start with those. I abso-freakin-lutely love funfetti.
Can you tell?
Ever since I was a kid, it’s been my jam. If something hasn’t been funfetti-ized. I will do my best to funfetti-fy it. And not just any funfetti. The Pillsbury box mix will always be my first cake mix love. And I know I’m not alone.
In fact, I have some friends who had me make their wedding cake a couple years ago just so that they could have it made with funfetti box mix. The groom knows what’s up. He’s even with me on knowing that you can’t have funfetti cake without the rainbow chip icing. That was the filling in the wedding cake. And though the cake was from a box, I can’t tell you how many people complimented on how great it was. And you know why? Because funfetti rocks.
But, back to this cake. I actually used Pillsbury Funfetti mix as the cake for the middle layer of this cake. Since I’m a firm believer in it, I didn’t try to replace it with another. I used the original.
And I even tried using it in the cheesecake, but it ended up not being quite the right texture.
So instead of using box mix, I used a little trick I learned from one of my favorite bloggers, Sally, a while back. If you use a little butter and almond flavored extracts, it gives you a very nice cake mix-like taste without actually using a cake mix. Genius!
So I applied that to the cheesecake and mousse layer and it was perfect!
So time for a recap -
Layer 1 – cheesecake. Not all all hard or scary to make. Really. It’s a straight forward cheesecake. After so much experimenting with my Banana Pudding Cheesecake, I’ve gotten a lot more confident with changing them up. It’s fun. And the best part about this one is if you mess if up a bit (which you won’t, but if you do), it goes into a cake where you won’t even be able to tell. Score.
Layer 2 – cake. It’s made from a box mix. Unless you want to make it hard on yourself and use your favorite from-scratch mix. Still, super easy.
Layer 3 – mousse. I had never actually made mousse, so I was unsure if it’d be hard to do. But it was SO easy. I went off of a recipe from Brown Eyed Baker. And ohmygosh, it is SO good. I could eat the mousse all by itself. Pass me a spoon! Seriously. It had some gelatin in it to help stabilize it, but it is not at all gelatin-y in texture. It is light, airy, smooth, perfect.
Then, to top it all off, I used a whipped vanilla icing.
And you guys. I have been playing with whipped creams recently (have you seen my Bailey’s Chocolate Whipped Cream?), so with all the richness of this cake I figured I’d go lighter on the icing. This is the BEST whipped icing I have EVER had. Like ever. I could not keep my finger out of the bowl. I’d almost say forget the cake and just make the icing. Almost.
And if it’s possible, it’s even easier than making buttercream. It’s truly just whipped heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar. I wasn’t really sure how much powdered sugar I’d need to stabilize it for a cake, so I checked out Aimee’s whipped icing. She’s been sharing some seriously awesome icings recently. Definitely check those out!
So by now you must be dying to make this cake. And I don’t blame you. But before you run off to make it…
There’s even more to be excited about today! As if this cake wasn’t enough!
My bloggy bestie, Julianne from Beyond Frosting, and I have come together to bring you TWO super exciting things.
We both recently hit 10,000 Facebook fans! Woohoo!! So we decided to pull together an awesome giveaway of some of our favorite things to bake with. Initially, it was just going to be 10 things (like 10,000 fans, you know?) but then we got a bit carried away. There were just too many funs things! So there’s a few extra – and it’s all awesome!
I definitely want to say a BIG, BIG THANK YOU to all who read my little spot on the internet. And all of you who follow along – however you follow. It means SO much to me! And when you tell me how much you love the recipes and my posts, it truly brightens my day. You guys are the best!
So this giveaway is for all you party people who keep following along! I hope all of you win!!
And the other exciting thing we have planned starts Monday. We’ve got 14 fabulous bloggers coming together to bring you COOKIE DOUGH WEEK next week!! Who’s as pumped as I am?!? If you aren’t pumped, you better get pumped, because I know what they have in store for you and it’s going to rock. your. world. So get ready.
Ok. Sorry for the long post, but I had so much to share with you! An awesome recipe, a super fun giveaway and cookie dough week next week! My head is going to explode from all the awesome-ness!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
This giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 and above. Please see additional terms and conditions at the bottom of the Rafflecopter. Giveaway closes at 11:59PM EST on March 25th.
A little more about what you win:
Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit – my very favorite icing tips for cupcakes. It’s 5 Ateco icing tips. I’ve been through a couple kits myself. They really are the best ever. And they come with a massive, reusable piping bag that fits the large tips perfectly. Rock on.
Rubber Spatula – It’s Betty Crocker. It’s awesome. It doesn’t have ridges down the sides, so when you wipe of excess dough, there’s none left in the crevices. That’s how I roll.
Cupcake To-Go – for when you can’t leave home without a cupcake. Happens to me all.the.time.
Polka Dot Cupcake Liners – because they are cute and you need them.
Piping bags – always needed.
Fun baking towel – says “A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake.” Truer words have never been spoken.
Cookie Scoop – tos make sure your cookies are the right size. Very important for getting that perfect cookie.
Offset spatula – I use this to spread pretty much everything. I never knew how awesome it was until I started using one.
Fun sprinkles – you can never have too many.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips – what baking kit would be complete without chocolate?
Food Network Magazine – so many great recipes!
Silpat baking mat – helps you bake your cookies perfectly and evenly!
So, what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway already!
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