Who says that dips have to be savory? This sweet and creamy Funfetti Cake Batter Dip is the perfect thing for dipping with cookies and is both an appetizer and a dessert for your next party.
Sweet cake batter dips are so good. Whenever I see one at a party I’m somehow magically drawn to it. Making a Funfetti dip for your next party will make you the star of the day, and everyone will want the recipe.
Kids love this one because it’s sweet and packed with sprinkles, and adults love it as well because it tastes just like the Dunkaroos dip we remember from our childhoods. Funfetti cake dip is the best cake dip ever.
Want to make a cake dip for Christmas time? Try this recipe for Christmas Tree Cake Dip (the secret ingredient is Little Debbie Tree cakes!)
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- No Cooking: You can have a snack ready to take to a friend’s house or to serve a crowd without ever touching the stove.
- Simple Ingredients: Cream cheese, Cool Whip, boxed cake mix, and just a couple other common ingredients come together beautifully to make this creamy dessert dip.
- Sprinkles! I cannot resist a dessert recipe with sprinkles. They simply make anything better. For these photos I used a mix of sprinkles that I had on hand. Choose your favorite colors or match the sprinkles to the occasion.
- Memories: This dip reminds me so much of Dunkaroos! You can get dunkaroos dip in stores again, but it’s sort of expensive. You can turn those memories on with your own DIY Dunkaroos dip.
- Safe to Eat Cake Batter: This dip tastes just like the batter left on your beaters after mixing up a cake, but it doesn’t contain any raw eggs that could make you sick. I’ll also tell you how to heat treat the cake mix so that the raw flour doesn’t hurt you either. Yay!
Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
- Cream Cheese: This is the main creamy ingredient for our cake batter dip. Ensure that you let the cream cheese come to room temperature before mixing this up.
- Cool Whip and milk: Folding milk and cool whip in with the cream cheese makes it easier to dip into, and gives it a light, fluffy texture.
- Funfetti Cake Mix: A standard size box of cake mix is perfect for this recipe. Choose a funfetti mix that has the sprinkles included.
- Vanilla: The cake mix has vanilla flavoring in it, but we want more! A good quality vanilla extract will do the job.
- Extra Sprinkles: You absolutely must top the dip with extra sprinkles!
How to Make Funfetti Dip
- Heat the Cake Mix: Add the mix to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at high power for 30 second intervals, stirring well after each. Heat until the cake mix has reached 165°F/74°C throughout.
- Mix: In a large bowl, beat or mix together the cream cheese and the whipped topping until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated.
- Keep Mixing: Add the milk and cake mix, and stir with a spatula until combined. Add more milk if needed to reach the desired consistency. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until serving.
- Serve: Serve your funfetti dip topped with additional sprinkles and surrounded by your favorite sweet dippers
Dippers for Funfetti Dip
Feel free to eat this delicious dessert dip right from a spoon, but if you want to share, you should probably serve it with some yummy cake batter dippers. To make this dip just like Dunkaroos, I recommend using vanilla animal cookies. Here are some other Funfetti dippers to try:
- Teddy Grahams – the honey or chocolate varieties are both good.
- Graham Cracker Sticks.
- Pretzel Sticks or Pretzel chips – the saltiness combines well with the sweetness of the dip, and might be preferred by some.
- Small cookies of any type – Try vanilla wafers or vanilla Oreo thins.
- Crushed waffle cones, or butter waffle cookies.
- Fruit – Be a little bit healthy by enjoying this with fresh strawberries or apple slices.
Other Party Appetizers to Make
This Funfetti cake batter dip is perfect to make and bring to a party that you’ve been invited to, or to serve at your own gatherings. Here are some of my other favorite party appetizers that are perfect for sharing:
Creamy Sausage Dip is super easy to make, and always a hit whenever I bring it anywhere. Just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes are all it takes.
Make this beautiful Taco Ring the next time you’re asked to bring a dish to pass. It’s impressive, delicious, and enjoyed by all.
Fruit Pizza is another sweet treat that can be either an appetizer or a dessert.
Wow your friends with this Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball packed with creamy, savory flavors.
The CDC and others who know about these things do not recommend eating raw cake batter. Uncooked flour in any form can harbor bacteria like salmonella and ecoli. To be safe, you should heat treat the cake batter before adding it to this recipe.
You need to heat the cake mix to a temperature of 165°F/74°C so that it is safe to consume. You aren’t fully cooking the flour, just heating it up to a temperature that will kill any bacteria. You can do this in one of two ways. See below.
In the microwave, cook the cake mix in a bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring well after each. Continue until the temperature of the mix is 165°F/74°C.
Preheat the oven to 300°F/150°C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat and spread the cake mix onto it. Bake the flour, removing the pan from the oven to stir the cake mix every 90 seconds. Test using a thermometer to ensure that the cake mix reaches 165°F/74°C.
You definitely can. I suggest adding about ¼ cup of sprinkles into the dip to make up for the ones lost by not using a Funfetti cake mix though.
You can make this dip up to 2 days ahead of time, so long as you store it in the fridge. You may notice that the sprinkles start to break down though, so I recommend making your dip shortly before you plan to serve it.
I have a feeling that you’ll be making this recipe a lot! Be sure to Pin it so you have it for the next time too.
- 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
- 8 ounce cool whip thawed
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓-½ cup whole milk
- 1 funfetti cake mix box unprepared
- ¼ cup sprinkles
- Add the mix to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at high power for 30 second intervals, stirring well after each. Heat until the cake mix has reached 165°F/74°C throughout.
- In a large bowl, beat or mix together the cream cheese and the whipped topping until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated.
- Add the milk and cake mix, and stir with a spatula until combined. Add more milk if needed to reach the desired consistency. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until serving.
- Serve your funfetti dip topped with additional sprinkles and surrounded by your favorite sweet dippers
- Microwave: In the microwave, cook the cake mix in a bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring well after each. Continue until the temperature of the mix is 165°F/74°C.
- Oven: Preheat the oven to 300°F/150°C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat and spread the cake mix onto it. Bake the flour, removing the pan from the oven to stir the cake mix every 90 seconds. Test using a thermometer to ensure that the cake mix reaches 165°F/74°C.
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