Simple and fun is the name of the game with this birthday cake batter dip recipe. Whether you’re making a sweet treat for yourself, your family, or your next event, this is a dessert dip that will please your waiting audience. With a little bit of cake mix, whipped topping, and cream cheese, you’re going to create a heck of a lot of smiles!
You are at a party, and there are a group of people gather around a dip… Yeah, you know the kind. From turtle or just plain old chocolate chip dip with graham crackers, we all love a good dessert drip. Let’s go celebration style with this rainbow filled version!
What is cake batter dip?
Cake batter dip is just that: a dessert dip made to taste like cake batter, except without using any eggs! It’s great as a quick snack or to serve up at literally any get-together you can imagine. Grab some fruit or cookies to go along with it and you’re golden. After all…everyone likes cake and everyone likes dip, and so everyone will love this cake batter dip.
Also, to be honest? It might bring back super fond memories for you and your loved ones. Why? Well, this it tastes just like the frosting included in Dunkaroos snack packs. Remember those from the 80s and 90s? Gosh, we’re nostalgic just thinking about it.
How should you serve this birthday cake dip?
After making the dip itself, you may wonder: what should I use to actually eat it? While you can just dig into it with a spoon if you’d like, there are tons of great snacks that pair perfectly with cake batter dip, such as:
- Vanilla wafers
- Bits of waffle cone
- Cookies of any kind (seriously!)
- Graham crackers
- Prezels, if you like that sweet-and-salty mixture
- Fresh fruit, if you’re feeling healthy
But, really, if you think it’ll taste good…it probably will. So go ahead and try it! This sprinkle filled dessert dip is really quite versatile.
How To Make Birthday Cake Batter Dip Recipe
Serves 8-10 – Prep Time: 5 min
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1 box (15.25 oz) funfetti cake mix, dry – not prepared
- 1 tub (8 oz) whipped topping, thawed
- ⅓ – ½ cup milk
- Rainbow Sprinkles – Confetti Pastel and Pastel Stars
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy
- Add whipped topping and beat until smooth
- Stir in cake mix
- Add milk a little at a time until desired consistency
- Stir in sprinkles
- Transfer to serving bowl, add more sprinkles on top
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to serve
- Serve with cookies, pretzels, graham crackers or fresh fruit
What other add-ins can you use in birthday cake dip?
In this recipe, as you saw, we like to use Confetti Pastel and Pastel Star sprinkles for that make-believe Funfetti effect. But if you’re looking for other kinds of themed sprinkles, try…
- Pink Heart sprinkles for Valentine’s Day,
- Fall Leaves sprinkles for an autumn-themed event,
- Halloween sprinkles when things get spooky,
- Christmas sprinkles around the holidays,
- Snowflake sprinkles for a more inclusive winter dip,
- Gold and silver sprinkles for an anniversary, retirement, or graduation event,
- Or crispy patriotic sprinkles around the 4th of July!
Not into sprinkles? You can also mix in chocolate chips, crushed Oreos, crushed pretzels, or dried berries…anything your heart desires.
Want a fruitier dip? Use a fruit-flavored cake mix such as strawberry, orange, or lemon to take your dessert dip to a whole new level!
Other Birthday Cake Dip FAQs
Have some other questions about this recipe? Look no further! We’ve likely got answers for you here.
Will gluten-free cake mix still work?
Yes! We haven’t tried it ourselves, but we don’t see why it would change the recipe very much.
Will dairy substitutes work in this cake batter dip recipe?
This is one we can’t guarantee, as, again, we haven’t tried it ourselves! However, we’ve seen online and among fellow bakers that a lot of dairy substitutes will still produce the same yummy dip. If you try it, let us know in the comments how it turned out.
How long can you store the dip?
In the fridge, about a week. In the freezer, up to 3 months. For both cases, make sure it’s sealed well!
How long can you leave it out (like at a party)?
No longer than two hours, since it has dairy in it. You don’t want your dip to get runny or go bad, after all!
Let us know how you liked this cake batter dip recipe…
After you’re done whipping up this quick and easy treat, comment down below with your thoughts on our birthday cake dip! Did you adore it? Did it inspire you to get creative? Did you leave anything out or use substitutions? We always want to hear from you!
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