Mini Lemon Funfetti Cakes

Mini Lemon funfetti Cakes @createdbydianeCake was invented for celebrating. I’m convinced of it! It doesn’t matter if it’s a major celebration or just a simple celebration of two friends getting together, there is always time for celebrating and cake is always necessary. At least I think it is. These fun little mini cakes are the perfect cake to share for all of life’s celebrations. From birthdays to report card days, to spending time with the ones you love, or the ones you hope to get to know more. Life is too hectic and busy not to take the time to celebrate all of the wonderful moments life hands us. If you have a wonderful day, well then go ahead and celebrate it with one of these cakes. You don’t even need to include anyone in your celebrating and if you have two cakes, I won’t tell anyone. Oh I didn’t mention sprinkles. SPRINKLES are VERY important. Trust me. They make celebrating more festive with all the super-fun colors.funfetti batter in muffin top panI added extra sprinkles to the top of the batter, so the mini cakes would have pretty sprinkles all over the tops as well as inside.  mini funfetti cakesSee the tops are covered in colorful sprinkles even after baked.  Fun, right? I just love lemon and adding lemon flavor to these mini cakes has you smelling the wonderful sweet lemon aroma as soon as they come out of the oven. Topping them with lemon frosting and tinting it yellow, makes the celebrating even more fun. Spring is here and I just love bright yellow flowers so that was a perfect look for these mini cakes.

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Mini Lemon Funfetti Cakes
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix (along with ingredients to prepare)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon emulsion/extract
  • 1 additional tablespoon colored sprinkles
  • 1 container funfetti frosting.
  • 1 teaspoon lemon emulsion/extract
  • yellow food coloring (I used 1 drop Lemon Yellow and 1 drop Egg Yellow from Americolor)
  1. Prepare batter according to package directions. Mix in the lemon with the water.
  2. Spray the muffin top pan with a baking release spray for easy removal.
  3. Place 3 tablespoons of batter in each portion of the muffin top pan.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Let mini cakes cool completely.
  6. Refrigerate the cakes for 15 minutes. (you can leave them in the pans)
  7. Mix frosting with yellow colors and lemon flavor.
  8. Place frosting into a piping bag with a 2D tip.
  9. Place a circle of frosting on a mini cake, stack another on top, place another circle of frosting and then place the top and frost the top piece like a rose.
  10. Apply sprinkles on top of the frosting before it firms up.

lemon funfetti mini cakesLearn how to frost a rose cupcake here.

Here are some tips on how you can celebrate more:

1. make the most of celebrating by taking the stress off and going back to some basics of balloons and candy along with cake, make for a perfect party

2. celebrate 1/2 birthdays so it doesn’t seem so long before you are celebrating again.just think twice as much fun and cake in every year. Bake a round cake and cut it in half, frost the cake to create a two layer half cake.

3. play games, fill a jar with candy and have everyone guess how many pieces, the winner gets the sweet treat. Grab a bag of peanuts and hide them all over the house. Go on a peanut hunt, fun for everyone. play everyone’s favorite songs for a fun game of freeze dance.

Mini Lemon Funfetti Cake Happy Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday Funfetti!!! That’s right Pillsbury is celebrating Funfetti’s 25th Birthday.

Hop on over to Pillsbury Facebook Page and join in the fun of their promotion.


Now for some more FUN!

Enter to win a Funfetti Celebration Starter  Kit:

·         One box of Pillsbury Funfetti Premium Cake & Cupcake Mix

·         Funfetti Frostings (1 each of four new frosting flavors)

·         $50 dollar Visa or American Express gift card

·         Total estimated giveaway value: $60

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*Pilllsbury compensated me for this, but I just love cake and can’t help myself, I just had to share this with you. All opinions are my own.

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  1. 2

    Michelle says

    Diane, We have two adopted children and have always, always celebrated special days with them – not just their birthdays, but also their adoption days! For both of them that occurred about 6-8 months after their birth, so they have what they call their “half-birthdays” each year. Even though they are both getting into young adulthood now, they still want their special cakes for those days – and more times than not, we must have SPRINKLES on them! I have a cupboard full of various jars of sprinkles so we have no problem fulfilling their wishes! Thanks for all of your great recipes!

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    Joanna says

    We always celebrate the kids birthdays by letting them pick their favorite meal – and dessert, of course!

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    KAthy S says

    My family is rich in traditions. We love to celebrate birthdays by doing dinner out. Birthday person gets to pick location.

  4. 38

    Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    We eat! I usually try to make something special (that the kids request) when we are celebrating 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    I head to my favorite ice cream shop. It’s so cliche, but it’s what I love. They make a few flavors that I just can’t seem to replicate on my own, yet. (You know I’m trying.)

  6. 62

    Jeanette says

    Justin Loves Funfetti. Looks Yummy but you ALWAYS make yummy things. and who ever takes the photos is a GENIUS. I will have 2 make this 4 sure

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    Jackie Withstandley says

    We celebrate almost everything by making ice cream sundaes. The kids always love ice cream and with all of the different ingredients or cakes/cookes we can throw in, sundae making is different every time!

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    claudia ellis says

    The birthday girl/guy gets to pick what kind of birthday cake they would like, they also get to pick a special activity they would like to do for their birthday!

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    Kimberly Johnston says

    The whole family gets together for a celebratory meal. The meal prep is shared, because it’s a lot of work for a couple of people to do. If it’s a birthday or celebration for one person, like a graduation, then that person gets to dictate menu. Otherwise everyone gets a say in the menu. We’ve had Mexican, Chinese, French, and Jewish cuisine for the past 4 Christmas dinners. And Greek cuisine for one of my past birthdays.


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