Saw this recipe and we had to try it. Super cheap and easy! Kids had fun making it and enjoyed it!
Two packages of birthday cake muffin mix

Funfetti Muffin Loaf with Whipped Vanilla Frosting


  • 2 packages of birthday cake muffin mix
  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (half a stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles

For Frosting:

  • Whipped vanilla frosting (store-bought or homemade)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease a standard-sized loaf pan.
  2. Prepare the Batter: In a large mixing bowl or using a stand mixer, cream together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Add the birthday cake muffin mix, vegetable oil, water, eggs, and vanilla extract to the creamed mixture. Mix everything together until well combined. You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer for this step.
  4. Add Sprinkles: Gently fold in the rainbow sprinkles into the batter until evenly distributed.
  5. Fill the Loaf Pan: Grease the loaf pan and pour the batter into it, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Keep an eye on it towards the end to prevent over-baking.
  7. Cooling: Allow the loaf to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Then, carefully remove it from the pan and let it cool completely on the wire rack.
  8. Frosting: Once the loaf is completely cooled, spread a generous layer of whipped vanilla frosting on top. You can use store-bought frosting or make your own.
  9. Serve: Slice the Funfetti Muffin Loaf into desired portions and enjoy! It’s a delightful treat for any occasion.

Note: Feel free to get creative with the frosting or add extra sprinkles on top for a festive touch. This recipe is not only easy but also perfect for involving kids in the kitchen. Enjoy!

FAQ: Muffin Loaf with Whipped Vanilla Frosting

Q1: Can I use a different type of cake mix for this recipe? A1: Yes, you can experiment with different cake mixes to create unique flavors. However, keep in mind that the texture and taste may vary based on the chosen mix.

Q2: Can I use a different type of frosting? A2: Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite frosting flavor or try cream cheese frosting for a tangy twist. The choice of frosting can be personalized to suit your preferences.

Q3: Can I make this recipe without a stand mixer? A3: Yes, you can use a hand mixer or even mix the ingredients by hand. The stand mixer is convenient but not essential.

Q4: Can I add more sprinkles for extra color and fun? A4: Yes, you can adjust the amount of sprinkles to your liking. Adding more will enhance the visual appeal and add extra bursts of color.

Q5: How should I store the leftover Muffin Loaf? A5: Store the leftover loaf in an airtight container at room temperature for a day or two. For longer storage, refrigerate it, but bring it to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.

Q6: Can I freeze the Muffin Loaf? A6: Yes, you can freeze the unfrosted Muffin Loaf. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, then bring it to room temperature before frosting.

Q7: Can I use a different pan size? A7: You can, but adjust the baking time accordingly. Smaller pans will require less time, and larger pans may need more. Always check for doneness with a toothpick.

Q8: Can I omit the cream cheese from the recipe? A8: The cream cheese adds a rich and moist texture, but you can omit it if needed. However, it might alter the final texture and taste of the loaf.

Q9: How far in advance can I frost the Muffin Loaf before serving? A9: It’s best to frost the loaf just before serving. If you frost it in advance, store it in the refrigerator and bring it to room temperature before serving for better texture.

Q10: Can I use this recipe for muffins instead of a loaf? A10: Yes, you can use the same batter to make muffins. Adjust the baking time to around 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

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