A quick and easy dessert or appetizer, this funfetti cake batter dip is a creamy mix of Cool Whip, white cake mix, cheesecake pudding mix, milk, and sprinkles.
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Table of Contents
- About Funfetti Cake Batter Dip
- Can you use out of date cake mix?
- What kind of sprinkles should you use?
- Can you make this dip in advance?
- What to serve with funfetti dip?
- How long can you leave out a dessert dip?
- How long is cake dip good for?
- Can you freeze cake dip?
- More recipes with sprinkles
- More fun dessert dips
- How to make funfetti cake batter dip
- Recipe Details
About Funfetti Cake Batter Dip
Quick and easy dessert dips are all about saving time between you and enjoying dessert goodness, and cake batter dips are the most classic (and loved!) ones to make.
Because who doesn’t love cake, right? Especially when you don’t have to worry about baking or frosting?
And when you make funfetti cake batter dip, who doesn’t love the colorful addition of sprinkles?
With a preparation time of only five minutes, dips like this are perfect for customizing to any holiday, occasion, or guest – even when you’re in a hurry!
Can you use out of date cake mix?
Usually, the best recipe ideas strike you when you don’t have time to go shopping and you’re left raiding your cabinets for options. And during your search, you’re bound to run across something that looks fine but has a date that’s long since passed.
That’s exactly what happened to me recently when I was hunting for cake mix.
So, when it comes to expired cake mix, what do you do? Can you use it or not?
First off, make sure that the cake mix you have has been properly stored. This means that it’s been in a cool, dry place, and that either the seal in still intact or that it’s been stored in a sealed container since it was opened.
Once you confirm the storage, check the date printed on the package. Cake mix is typically good four to five months beyond the “best by” date.
If you have a product that’s older than this, I would not recommend using it for something like a dip. If you’d like to read more about the concerns of expired cake mix, check out this article.
What kind of sprinkles should you use?
When it comes to sprinkles, you can use any type that you like, but I’d recommend something similar to the ones pictured: a mix of jimmies (long shapes) or quins (flat disks). You can read more about different types of sprinkles here: Sprinkles 101.
This means the sprinkles should be tiny bits of solid-color candy and have a soft-to-medium texture. I do not recommend using sanding sugar as they won’t be as visible and the dip itself will quickly absorb the color. Dragees and nonpareils (both round pearl shapes) could also be used, but they have a harder texture than the other types and that might be offputting in a soft dip like this.
Can you make this dip in advance?
One of the most common questions I get about dessert dips is whether or not you can make them in advance. I totally understand why someone would want to do this, as it’s easier to prepare treats for a party the night before than scrambling to get everything done the day of the event.
The good news is that the answer to this question is almost always yes. BUT, each dip has its own considerations depending on the ingredients.
In the case of this funfetti dip, the ingredients you want to be careful of are the cake mix, cheesecake pudding mix, and the sprinkles.
While making this dip, you may notice that the consistency will change significantly once the milk is added to the dry mixes. That’s because adding the milk starts the process of the cake and pudding mix absorbing any available moisture. The idea is that this moisture will come from the milk, but over time, it will also start to draw moisture from the cool whip. This means that the dip will continue to thicken even after you’re done mixing. Because of this, if you plan to make this dip in advance, I recommend adjusting the white cake mix from 2/3 cup to 1/2 cup.
Another thing to be careful of is are the sprinkles. Even if you use the type pictured here, the sprinkles will eventually begin to soften and their color will bleed into the white of the dip. So, if you’re making this dip in advance, I would recommend waiting to add the sprinkles until just before serving.
What to serve with funfetti dip?
After making as many dessert dips as I have, you start to get a feeling for what goes best with these ultra creamy treats.
Below are some of my best suggestions. Feel free to try one (or as many) as you like!
- Nilla Wafers
- Sugar Cookies
- Graham Crackers
- Cubes of pound cake
- Golden Oreos
- Ladyfinger cookies
- Gingersnap Cookies
- Crumbled waffle cones
- Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
This list could go on and on. If you find a new combination for dipping, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
How long can you leave out a dessert dip?
As with any appetizer, you should keep track of how long it has been sitting out at room temperature.
For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature, which is how this dip will be served.
As the party goes on, you can move your dip back to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.
How long is cake dip good for?
Once prepared, this funfetti dip can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two days. However, keep in mind that the color of the sprinkles will bleed a bit into the dip itself, so the presentation will change over time.
When ready to serve, allow dip to soften a bit at room temperature. If dip seems too firm, try mixing a tablespoon of milk (up to a maximum of three tablespoons).
Can you freeze cake dip?
Once prepared, dip can be stored in a sealed container or freezer bag for up to one month.
Before serving, allow dip to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then allow dip to soften at room temperature. If dip seems too firm, try mixing a tablespoon of milk (up to a maximum of three tablespoons).
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How to make funfetti cake batter dip
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – In a large bowl, mix Cool Whip, white cake mix, and cheesecake pudding mix until combined.
Step 2 – Add the sprinkles to the batter, then mix well.
Step 3 – Pour in the milk and mix until smooth and creamy. The dip will thicken the more you mix.
Step 4 – Serve and enjoy!
Funfetti Cake Batter Dip
- Keeping speed on medium-low, add milk to bowl and continue to whip until milk is fully incorporated and dip is thick and creamy.
- Remove bowl from mixer and add sprinkles. Gently fold in sprinkles with a spatula.
- Scoop dip into a serving bowl and decorate the top with more sprinkles. Serve immediately cookies or fruit for dipping.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.