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Easy Funfetti Dip (only 5 ingredients)

This 5-ingredient funfetti dip is a quick, easy and lighter treat to enjoy with family and friends! Dip with your favorite fruit or graham crackers for the ultimate snack.

Funfetti dip on white plate with crackers and apples.
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Easy Funfetti Cake Dip

This funfetti dip recipe is one of my kid’s favorite treats. It’s light, fluffy and full of that yummy cake mix flavor. Some of their other top picks are cake batter popcorn, fruity pebbles treats, rainbow cupcakes and jello cookies.

It is perfect for birthday parties, an afternoon snack or late night dessert. It has all the delicious flavors of a confetti cake with less calories. Both kids and adults will love it!

For dipping, we love to use fresh fruit like sliced apples or strawberries. This confetti cake dip also tastes amazing served with graham crackers. It reminds me of dunkaroo dip…and who didn’t love that growing up? SO good!

Reasons We Love This Dip

  • No-Bake: It’s a super easy no-bake dessert that will curb your sweet tooth without ever having to heat up the oven!
  • Quick: From start to finish, it’s made in just 5 minutes. It doesn’t get better than that.
  • Minimal ingredients: The base of the dip is made with just 5 simple ingredients (plus sprinkles, if you have them on hand!)
  • Kid-friendly: Your little ones will go crazy over this recipe, especially if they love the famous dunkaroos dip!
Ingredients for funfetti dip on counter.

Ingredients for Funfetti Dip

  • Cream cheese: This key ingredient will make your funfetti dip nice and creamy. Make sure the cream cheese is softened. Learn how to soften cream cheese quickly.
  • Cool whip: Make sure to thaw the whipped topping first. Learn how to make cool whip from scratch with a few simple ingredients.
  • Funfetti cake mix: This is what gives that dip that yummy funfetti flavor. Add more to taste.
  • Milk: You don’t need a lot – just enough to thin the dip out a little so that it’s not super thick. Add in small increments until your desired consistency is met.
  • Vanilla: A dash of pure vanilla extract will help boost the flavor of the funfetti cake batter dip.
  • Sprinkles: These are optional, but I love the color and crunch that rainbow sprinkles add. So fun for any occasion.

Using Raw Cake Mix

If you are concerned about the raw flour in your cake mix package, feel free to heat treat it first. This will kill any bacteria in the flour.

Pour the cake mix into a microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave in 30 second increments (stirring in between). Once the flour reaches 165°F, it is safe to use. Make sure to let it cool completely before making the funfetti dip!

Mixing funfetti dip in glass bowl.

How to Make Funfetti Cake Dip

  1. Mix. Using an electric hand mixer, blend together the softened cream cheese and dry cake mix in a large bowl until smooth. Pour in the milk and add a small dash of vanilla extract. Mix until creamy.
  2. Fold. Use a spatula to fold the cool whip into the mixture. At this point you can also fold in the sprinkles if adding. Taste and add more cake mix if needed. If the mixture is too thick, feel free to add a bit more milk to thin it out.
  3. Serve. Transfer the dip into a serving bowl and add a few more sprinkles on top. Then serve with your favorite dippers! Check out a few of my favorite dipping ideas below.

Ideas for Dipping

I love to dip apples and graham crackers into this funfetti cake dip. My kids love to dip animal crackers. I’m sure just about anything you use would be amazing!

  • Sliced apples
  • Strawberries
  • Graham crackers
  • Teddy grahams
  • Animal crackers
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Golden Oreos
  • Pretzels
  • Waffle crisps

Substitutions

For a lighter alternative, you may substitute vanilla yogurt in place of cream cheese. You can also use whipped cream instead of cool whip if preferred. This recipe would also taste delicious with a few mini white chocolate chips mixed into the dip!

How to Store Funfetti Dip

This dip stores well and can easily be made in advance if preferred. Once prepared, simply cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and then store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Dipping animal cracker into funfetti dip.

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Funfetti Dip

5 from 4 votes
This 5-ingredient funfetti dip is a quick, easy and lighter treat to enjoy with family and friends! Dip with your favorite fruit or graham crackers for the ultimate snack.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup dry funfetti cake mix , add more to taste
  • 1/4 cup milk , more as needed to thin out
  • dash vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cool whip , thawed
  • sprinkles , optional

For serving

  • Apple slices
  • Graham crackers , see note for more serving ideas

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and cake mix. Use a handheld mixer and mix until combined. Add the milk and a dash of vanilla. Mix until creamy.
  • Fold in the cool whip and sprinkles if desired. Add more cake mix to taste. Add more milk to thin out.
  • Top with sprinkles if desired. Serve with fresh fruit, graham crackers or cookies.

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Notes

Storage: If not serving right away, cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to use. Store up to 3 days. 
Substitutions: Feel free to swap the cream cheese for yogurt and the cool whip for whipped cream.
Tastes great with: 
  • Sliced apples
  • Strawberries
  • Graham crackers
  • Animal crackers
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Golden Oreos
  • Pretzels
  • Waffle crisps
Tip: If you are worried about using raw flour, you can heat treat the flour to kill any bacteria before using. Simply place the flour in a microwave safe bowl. Then microwave in 30 second increments and stir in between until the flour reaches 165°F. Let the flour cool before using. 

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 549IU | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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