Nadiya Hussain's confetti birthday cake

(77 ratings)
Nadiya birthday confetti cake
Nadiya birthday confetti cake
  • Serves: 12

  • Prep time:

    plus cooling
  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

Nadiya Hussain's confetti birthday cake is the ultimate birthday cake, whether you're baking for a children's birthday party or for a grown-up. It's super pretty but surprisingly simple to make. The pink icing is actually made with real strawberries, so you won't have to use any food colouring to achieve this dreamy colour. The sprinkles take it to the next level. This pastel-coloured pink cake is the perfect celebration cake and you'll make someone very, very happy with it!


For the cake:
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2tbsp whole milk
  • 100g brightly coloured sprinkles, plus 200g to decorate
For the frosting:
  • 75g strawberries
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 375g icing sugar

cake is that it can be baked, cooled, crumbled and mixed with frosting to make cake pops for kids' parties - which are definitely easier to distribute to smaller children!


  1. Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Grease and line 2x18cm tins and dust the sides with flour, removing any excess.

  2. Put the butter, flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs and milk in a mixer and mix on high speed for 2 mins. Stir in the sprinkles by hand, then divide between the tins. Bake for 25 mins until just firm to touch. Leave to cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  3. For the icing, blitz the strawberries in a food processor, then strain through a sieve, discarding the pulp. Whisk the butter with half the icing sugar, then whisk in the strawberry juice and rest of the sugar. Add a little milk if itís too thick.

  4. Sandwich the cakes together with ⅓ of the icing and use the rest to cover the cake. Cover the top with sprinkles.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 609(kcal)
  • Fat 29.0g
  • Saturates 18.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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