Recipe: Let’s Make A Birthday Cake!

Rainbow Sprinkles Birthday Cake

Illustrated by Melissa Machowski

This recipe for a cute rainbow sprinkles birthday cake is fun to make, and kids can help make and/or decorate it. Serve it with ice cream and have an old-fashioned birthday party!


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles, plus more for the top of the cake


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 2 9″ round cake pans
  3. In a small bowl, mix egg whites, 1/4 cup milk, and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Mix in butter.
  6. Mix in remaining milk to flour and butter mixture.
  7. Mix in the egg white mixture.
  8. Fold in the sprinkles.
  9. Divide batter evenly into cake pans.
  10. Bake 30 minutes.
  11. Cool completely
  12. Stack cakes with a layer of icing between them.
  13. Ice the cake.
  14. Decorate the top of the cake with more sprinkles.

Happy birthday!


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