Cake Batter Dip

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This fluffy cake batter dip brimming with colorful sprinkles tastes just like funfetti cake batter! It’s an easy no-bake dessert that you can make from boxed cake mix that’s perfect for every occasion.

Cake batter dip in a white bowl with a cookie stuck into the top, and a platter of cookies in the background.

 

Cake batter dip is exactly as delicious as it sounds. Fluffy, creamy, and made with funfetti cake mix, this easy dessert dip tastes just like cake batter, without the raw ingredients. It’s perfect for a celebration and great for snacking or dessert. Paired with animal crackers, this funfetti dip brings back memories of Dunkaroos (that classic kids’ lunchbox treat). It’s packed with all the buttery funfetti flavors we know and love.

Why You’ll Love This Cake Batter Dip Recipe

  • Funfetti flavor. If you love the flavor of funfetti cake mix cookies and no-bake desserts like brownie batter dip, you’ll love this easy cake batter dip. It’s packed with colorful sprinkles and the sweet, buttery flavor of a classic funfetti birthday cake.
  • Ready in 10 minutes. While some dessert dip recipes are quick to make but need time to chill in the fridge, this funfetti dip is actually ready to serve in minutes.
  • Easy ingredients. I’m sharing all my tips and tricks to turn a box of funfetti cake mix into the most amazing dessert dip, with just a few simple add-ins.
Ingredients for funfetti cake batter dip.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Below are some notes on what you’ll need to make this irresistible cake batter dip. Scroll down to the recipe card after the post for a printable list of ingredients.

  • Boxed Cake Mix – For this recipe, I use funfetti cake mix. Technically, you can make this cake batter dip with any boxed mix you’d like! Because the cake mix contains raw flour, you’ll need to heat-treat it before you start. See below for details.
  • Cream Cheese – I recommend using blocks of cream cheese (not the spreadable kind that comes in tubs). Let the cream cheese come to room temperature to make it easier to blend.
  • Cool Whip – You’ll need one tub of thawed Cool Whip, or you can substitute homemade stabilized whipped cream.
  • Milk – Whole milk or 2%. 
  • Vanilla – Real vanilla extract has the most natural flavor, but artificial vanilla also works fine. 
  • Sprinkles – Rainbow sprinkles, for garnish. I recommend using rainbow jimmies (the tiny rods) as they won’t leak color into the dip.

How to Heat Treat Cake Mix

It’s important to heat-treat the cake mix to kill any bacteria in the raw flour. Just like when you heat flour for edible cookie dough, add the cake mix to a large bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat for 2 minutes until the cake mix reaches 165ºF.

Alternatively, you can heat-treat the cake mix on a rimmed baking sheet in the oven at 350ºF for 5 minutes. Let the cake mix cool completely before you make your dip.

How to Make Cake Batter Dip

Ready to whip up a batch of fluffy funfetti cake batter dip? Follow the steps below. Check out the recipe card for printable recipe instructions.

  • Heat treat the cake mix. First, heat the cake mix following the directions above. 
  • Combine the dip ingredients. Once the cake mix is cooled, add your cream cheese, milk, and vanilla. Finally, fold in the whipped topping and top your dip with sprinkles.
  • Serve! Enjoy this cake batter dip with your favorite cookies, fruit, or graham crackers for dipping. See below for more ideas.
Cake batter dip in a white bowl topped with sprinkles, with a platter of cookies in the background.

Recipe Tips and Variations

This cake batter dip is the perfect dessert recipe for budding dessert makers because a) there’s no baking involved and b) it always turns out delicious! Keep these tips handy:

  • Use room temperature ingredients. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge 20-30 minutes ahead of time. Softened cream cheese will combine more easily.
  • Let the cake mix cool. The cake mix needs to cool down completely before you combine it with the other ingredients. Otherwise, it will melt the cream cheese and whipped cream.
  • More add-ins. Garnish your dip with chocolate chips, crushed cookies, mini marshmallows, or a swirl of caramel sauce or chocolate sauce. Strawberry syrup is also delicious!
Overhead view of cake batter dip in a white bowl with a cookie stuck into the top.

What to Serve With Funfetti Dip

While it’s hard to resist eating this cake batter dip by the spoonful, there are endless possibilities for delicious dippers. These are some of my favorite ideas:

  • Animal crackers
  • Graham crackers 
  • Oreos
  • Apple slices
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Nila Wafers
  • Pretzels (for a sweet-salty combo! Also try chocolate covered pretzels)

This funfetti dip is the perfect sweet party appetizer or shareable dessert. Serve your dip alongside more snacks like homemade party mix and a bowl of party punch at your next celebration!

A hand holding a cookie over a bowl of cake batter dip, with a platter of cookies in the background.

Can I Make This Dip Recipe Ahead? 

This cake batter dip can be prepared up to 1 day in advance. Keep in mind that the dip does thicken as it sits. I recommend leaving off the sprinkles until you’re ready to serve so that they don’t leech color into the dip. Since this funfetti dip is so easy to make, however, I usually just whip up a fresh batch!

Cake batter dip in a white bowl topped with sprinkles, with a platter of cookies in the background.

Storing Leftovers

  • Refrigerate. Store any leftover cake batter dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Stir the dip before serving.
  • Freeze. You can freeze this dessert dip for up to 3 months (try to leave off the sprinkles until serving). Thaw the dip overnight in the fridge, stir, and enjoy.

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Cake Batter Dip

By Erin
This fluffy funfetti cake batter dip is an easy no-bake dessert made from a boxed cake mix and brimming with sprinkles. It tastes just like your favorite buttery cake batter!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 15.25 oz funfetti cake mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz cool whip, or 2 cups stabilized whipped cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons sprinkles

Dippers

  • Graham crackers
  • Pretzels

  • Apples

  • Strawberries

  • Nila Waffers

  • Animal Crackers

Instructions 

  • Our cake mix into a large bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well and repeat for a total of 2 minutes. You want the temperature of the cake mix to be 165º F. to kill any bacteria. Remove and let cool completely or it will melt your whipped cream.
  • Once cool add cream cheese, milk, and vanilla and mix until smooth and creamy. 
  • Add the whipped topping and fold until combined. 
  • Place in a serving bowl and top with sprinkles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 330mg | Sugar: 22g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dip Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 275
Keyword: cake batter dip, funfetti dip, funfetti dip recipe
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5 Comments

  1. I LOVE this stuff! I have an unfortunate habit of eating the batter when I make cakes, so I knew this dip would be perfect for me. I was not wrong.

  2. Just tried the Cake Batter Dip for my daughter’s birthday party and it was a magical hit! Paired with some vanilla wafers and fruit, it was like having a funfetti cake without the baking.