Festive and fun, this pale Birthday Cake Dessert dip recipe with brilliant pops of color looks as great as it tastes! It’s really simple to make. Involving nothing more complicated than a boxed cake mix, it’s a great introduction to dessert dips for anyone who isn’t very comfortable in the kitchen or who isn’t familiar with whipping up a dessert dip every now and then. You can do this.
Making Dessert Dips
My advice to you is to make and chill the dip in a bowl separate from what you plan to serve it in. It adds a nice touch when the sides of a bowl are clean. If all those cooking shows have taught me anything, it’s that presentation is very important. Go the extra step to ensure that extra little “wow” factor when you unveil it.
For me, dessert dips are my first choice for any carry-in dinner or gathering with friends. I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen, dirtying multiple bowls, and creating a general mess while still trying to reserve a little time to get ready myself. No one likes to fit in cleaning up a kitchen before or after a party. You probably don’t either. That’s why these are such a brilliant idea. You can have the feeling of carrying in a fabulous addition to any buffet table with the satisfaction of knowing that it wasn’t frustrating to fix. We’ve all been there, right? That moment when you want to impress someone with a great recipe only to find that it falls flat or was so impossible to put together? Not anymore.
It’s funny, because I only remember warm, time-consuming dips or the most basic chip dips as appetizers when I was younger. When did potlucks become so creative? I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know that I am so excited about it. These are so foolproof. Kids love to get involved and help. Let them.
Instead, I simply turn to one of my many dip recipes here on the site and know that dessert is covered. It’s unexpected and so fun. You wouldn’t think that something like this, something so simple, would go over so well but there it is. Rave reviews every single time. It’s one of those things that no one can resist, everyone wants the recipe, and you won’t go home with a full bowl. It will be empty, every time. So, plan ahead–set a bit to the side for yourself for later.
Not just for kids, adults are eager to gobble this excellent dessert dip recipe up with a Vanilla wafer or graham cracker. I wonder if pretzels would be any good? I think the combination of sweet and salty might go really well together. To serve, just scoop it into a pretty bowl and gather together a variety of dippers. So fast to put together, this Birthday Cake Dessert Dip is an easy ending to any meal. From Leenee’s Sweetest Delights blog.Serve with pretzels, graham crackers, or vanilla wafers, this birthday cake dip is AWESOME! Click To Tweet
Birthday Cake Dessert Dip Recipe
Birthday Cake Dessert Dip
I did not add additional sprinkles to the top of the dip but you are welcome to add that garnish before serving.
- 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted and Cooled
- 1 (8-ounce) Package Cream Cheese, Softened
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup Funfetti Cake Mix
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tablespoon Sprinkles
- Melt Butter and set aside.
- Beat together Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar, and Cake Mix. Mix well.
- Add in Vanilla Extract and cooled Butter. Combine well.
- Chill for a few hours or overnight.
- Serve with graham crackers or vanilla wafers.
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