Sprinkle Cake

Sprinkle cake….or school cake, I don’t know what this is actually called but I’m always seeing so many videos of it and people talking about how it reminds them of school. I don’t think my school ever had this, or maybe I just don’t remember it but anyway I didn’t understand the hype, it just seemed like a regular basic cake to me. I was incorrect, this is so good, it seems simple but it works. The taste gets a 10/10 from me. 

Sprinkle Cake

Sprinkle Cake

4.3 from 19 votes


  • for the cake:
  • 200g softened unsalted butter
    (margarine works too)

  • 175ml vegetable oil

  • 375g granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 6 eggs

  • 375g self raising flour

  • 100ml milk

  • for the icing:
  • 350g icing sugar

  • 80ml milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • plus some sprinkles


  • cake:
  • start by pre-heating your oven to 170c/325f and also grease and line your baking tin. I used a 7x9 inch tin but a 8 inch square tin works perfectly too!
  • in a bowl add your butter, oil, sugar and vanilla. beat these together on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. if you're doing this by hand, just beat it for as long as you can
  • add in 3 egg, then mix, then add the remaining 3 eggs
  • now add in the flour and milk, then mix until you get a smooth batter
  • pour this into your tin and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. the baking time depends on the tin you use, mine baked for about an hour, just keep an eye on it. also i like to cover my cakes with tin foil after around 40 minutes just so that they don't brown too much on top
  • icing:
  • add the sugar, a few spoons of the milk, and vanilla into a bowl and whisk these together. you want to get a thick icing that is still spreadable, so just keep adding spoons of the milk until you get to this consistency
  • once the cake has cooled, add the icing on top then throw on your sprinkles
  • i recommend leaving this at room temperature for a few hours so that the icing can set, you'll get much neater slices if you wait. but after that you're done!

Video Tutorial



  1. Soffy
    April 27, 2022 / 5:44 am

    If we use only all purpose flour not self raising flour
    What would be the measurement

    • April 27, 2022 / 7:48 am

      Yesss the same amount but just add 3tsp of baking powder to it!!

  2. Imli
    April 29, 2022 / 5:35 pm

    If we’re using a fan oven, what temp should we set it to? Is 170 degrees still okay?

    • April 29, 2022 / 8:47 pm

      I’d say reduce it to around 150c for a fan oven!!

  3. May 27, 2022 / 11:14 am

    Hi there, can I use the recipe and put in the muffin holder/cup cake holder

    • May 27, 2022 / 3:08 pm

      yessss i would just bake them at 180c for about 20 minutes instead!

  4. A N
    June 3, 2022 / 8:20 am

    Tried this recipe for my family yesterday and they loved it! The fluffiest most delicious sponge!

  5. Natalie
    August 11, 2022 / 9:18 pm

    Made this today! Oh my, it’s soooo goood! Thank you!

  6. Samira
    October 14, 2022 / 9:07 pm

    Thank you for the recipe 🙏