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Funfetti Dip Cheese Ball

Use Funfetti cake dip to make a dessert cheese ball that will feed a crowd! This unique dessert recipe is perfect for parties and potlucks. Serve it with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or animal crackers for fun finger food at your next gathering. You can even make it ahead of time and store it in the freezer.

a sprinkle covered cream cheese ball surrounded by vanilla wafers and graham crackers for dipping.

This cake batter dip is made to be just like the real thing, but without any raw egg that may worry you. It tastes EXACTLY like a fluffy white cake with sprinkles and all.

Cake Dip Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese, softened – It’s best to let both the cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature for a couple of hours before you start making this dessert recipe. If you’re like me and always forget to do this ahead of time you can shortcut the process. Simply roll the butter sticks and cream cheese blocks between your hands (like you’re a caveman trying to start a fire) until it’s malleable.
  • Butter, softened
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Funfetti Cake Mix – Off brand will work just fine. It’s usually called “rainbow cake mix” or “rainbow chip cake mix.”
  • Sprinkles – It takes quite a few to cover your Funfetti cake dip ball completely. I leave the bottom bare, then press the sprinkles onto the top and sides until it’s covered. Plan on 3/4-1 cup of sprinkles. If you need a visual reference, I used about three compartments worth of sprinkles from one of these sprinkle jars you find at the grocery store.
funfetti dip ingredients: butter, cream cheese, cake mix, powdered sugar, and sprinkles.
Funfetti Dip Cheese Ball Ingredients

Dippers

I used vanilla wafers and graham crackers as dippers. Other ideas include animal crackers, shortbread cookies, or fresh fruit for your gluten-free friends.

Finished funfetti dip cake mix dessert cheese ball with a graham cracker for dipping sticking out of it.
What will you use to dip?

Variations

Flavor variations for this recipe are as endless as cake mix flavors. Use a lemon cake mix and cover it with yellow sprinkles or a spice cake mix and cover the cheese ball with fall colored sprinkles. Green and red sprinkles with a red velvet cake mix would make a gorgous dessert for a Christmas party. What flavor/sprinkle combo will you come up with?

Tips and Tricks

A hand-held electric mixer will work just fine, but a stand mixer makes this Funfetti dip recipe even easier.

mixing the ingredients for funfetti dip in a kitchenaid stand mixer.
Mix it up!

The dip is shaped most easily by hand. Wait until you have it wrapped in plastic wrap and start to mold it. Don’t worry about getting a perfect sphere unless you just want to. A disc shape works just fine and might actually be more practical for serving.

Ball of funfetti dip taken straight from the mixer and placed on plastic wrap.
What the dip looks like straight from the mixer
funfetti dip formed into a ball and covered in plastic wrap ready to go into the refrigerator or freezer.
Use your hand to shape the dip into a ball or disc while it’s covered in plastic wrap.

The sprinkles will need a bit of “smooshing” to stay on the cream cheese so don’t be afraid to get hands-on. I don’t roll the whole thing in sprinkles because it seemed wasteful. A cup is already a lot! Just press the sprinkles on the top and sides of your disc.

Pressing sprinkles into the finished dessert cheese ball made with funfetti cake mix.
Press the sprinkles on the dessert cheese ball to get them to stick.

Can I Freeze This Recipe Ahead?

Yes! That’s another thing I love about this cake mix dip recipe. Once you’re finished you can wrap the ball, sprinkles and all, in plastic wrap and store it in your freezer. The next time you’re invited to a potluck or gathering you’ll already have something ready to go!

It’s best to thaw it out in the refrigerator for a day or two so it doesn’t become completely “unchilled” at any point. This way you don’t risk the cheese ball getting too warm and soft.

Other Dessert Recipes You Might Like

Rainbow Unicorn Cake

Traditional Strawberry Shortcake

Easy Honey Bun Cake

Chocolate Coffee Cookies

Get ready to dip away!

A funfetti cake dip rolled into a ball and covered in sprinkles to make a cake mix dessert served with graham crackers.

Funfetti Dip Cheese Ball

Jenn
Use Funfetti cake mix dip to create a dessert cheese ball to feed a crowd.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups funfetti cake mix
  • 1 cup sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and vanilla on medium speed until smooth.
  • Gradually add dry cake mix and powdered sugar until mixed well.
  • Wrap dessert dip in a piece of plastic wrap and use your hands to form it in the shape of a ball or disc. Place plastic-wrapped cheese ball in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Unwrap and cover the the cheese ball in sprinkles, pressing down gently to make them stick.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with your choice of cookies, crackers, and fruit for dipping.

Notes

Once you’re finished you can wrap the ball, sprinkles and all, in plastic wrap and store it in your freezer. The next time you’re invited to a potluck or gathering you’ll already have something ready to go!
Keyword cream cheese ball, dessert dip, party food
Nutrition Facts
Funfetti Dip Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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