How to Make the BEST Funfetti Bundt Cake From a Mix


Here is the secret to making the BEST Funfetti bundt cake from a mix that tastes just like you bought it from your local bakery. It starts with a cake mix~but no one will ever know!!!

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The Funfetti Trend

“Funfetti” is taking the dessert world, and Pinterest, by storm. A google search of this colorful dessert will turn up myriad ways to use this sprinkle-laden batter. From Funfetti brownies to Funfetti cookies to Funfetti bars, most anything can be baked Funfetti style! Pillsbury created this colorful cake mix, so if you want a Funfetti cake mix, you’ll be reaching for the box pictured in the photo above.

What Is A Funfetti cake?

This trendy dessert is basically a white cake mix laden with colorful sprinkles. It usually tastes like ordinary white cake, which is largely flavored with vanilla. However, my Funfetti bundt cake has the best flavor since it also contains almond extract. Almond extract is the secret ingredient that makes ordinary box cakes taste like a slice from your favorite bakery!

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How To Make Your Cakes Taste Homemade

This recipe follows my “cake mix magic” cake baking method, which I’ve used countless times for over a decade.  If you follow this method, you can make just about any cake mix taste like it was made from scratch! A box of cake mix simply needs to be “doctored” with certain ingredients to make it moist, delicious, and taste as if it is homemade.

Ingredients That Make Up The “Cake Mix Magic” Method For Funfetti

  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
  • 1 (3-oz) jello instant cheesecake flavored pudding mix (may also use vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs (at room temp)
  • 1 cup sour cream (I use reduced-fat)funfetti Bundt Cake

Can You Use The “Cake Mix Magic” Method For Other Cakes?

Absolutely! The possibilities are endless. For some other cake recipes with this method you can check out these blog posts:

Because this method is so versatile, you can experiment for yourself using just about any flavor! To learn the easy way to craft a custom cake from a cake mix, visit my blog post, How to Make the BEST Cake EVER From a Cake Mix.

Watch Me Make This Funfetti Bundt Cake

In the short video below, I show how easy it is to whip up this delicious Funfetti bundt cake using my favorite miniature bundt cake pans.

An Easy Almond Glaze Is The Final Touch

In addition to the “cake mix magic method,” this delectable dessert gets an extra dose of flavor from this simple, three-ingredient almond glaze. To create this glaze, all you need are 3 simple ingredients—almond extract, powdered sugar, and water. That’s it! After glazing the cake, I love to top it off with even more sprinkles to give it that extra pop of color. Easy, festive, and yummy!

Watch me make my easy “no recipe needed” glaze for this cake in the video below. After seeing it, you may never follow a glaze recipe again!

Give this fun recipe a try, and let me hear what you think. I LOVE hearing back from readers, so please leave comments! Thanks so much for reading and baking. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

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funfetti bundt cake

The Best Funfetti Bundt Cake from a Mix

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Turn a funfetti cake mix into a colorful, almond glazed bundt cake that is lovely and delicious enough to serve company!


  • CAKE:
  • 1 box funfetti cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
  • 1 (3-oz) jello instant cheesecake flavored pudding mix (may also use vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs (at room temp)
  • 1 cup sour cream (I use reduced fat)
  • 1/2 jar colored sprinkles
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 TB water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • sprinkles to garnish



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray bundt pan completely with Baker's Joy; set aside.
  3. Mix cake mix, pudding, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  4. Add oil and water, mixing with a hand mixer until combined.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, blending for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add sour cream; blend well until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  7. Stir in sprinkles.
  8. Pour into a bundt pan.
  9. Bake for approximately 40 minutes until cake is “just set” in the center (a slight jiggle is fine).
  10. Remove from pan; allow to cool 30 minutes before glazing.


  1. Mix powdered sugar, water & almond extract.
  2. Stir until completely smooth.
  3. Pour over slightly warm (not hot) bundt cake.
  4. Garnish with more sprinkles.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 522Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 79mgSodium 540mgCarbohydrates 74gFiber 1gSugar 54gProtein 5g

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