Funfetti Cream Cheese Ball Dip

16 Servings
2 hr 10 min

Chances are pretty good that you’ve been at a party with a cream cheese ball dip before. But, have you been to one with a funfetti cheese ball dip?

Get ready for an easy dessert dip recipe that’s no-bake, easy to tweak, and full of color and flavor. If you love funfetti cake batter flavor, save this recipe for your next celebration.

Cream cheese ball covered in sprinkles on a plate with pretzels, graham crackers, and cookies.
Cream Cheese Ball Dip with Sprinkles

So, if you’ve explored the cookie dough dips on this site, you know I’m all about dessert dips. Savory dips are perfect before the food, but why stop there? Load up the dessert table with sweet dips!

This cake batter cheese ball dip is perfect for birthday parties. You can change the color of the sprinkles or other events, too. In fact, you can even change the flavor of cake mix to experiment with flavor and color combos.

You can make this easy cheese ball quickly, but it does require at least two hours of chilling time. Get it ready the day before your event, or even freeze it to thaw out a couple of days before you need it.

Cream cheese, butter, sprinkles, and other ingredients in bowls.

Birthday Cream Cheese Ball Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this easy dip recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Cream cheese: I use my favorite brand of cream cheese when it’s the main ingredient in a recipe. Use a brand you know always tastes the best. You want it to be softened.
  • Unsalted butter: Also a main ingredient, so I choose my favorite tasting brand. The butter also needs to be softened for this recipe.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Funfetti cake mix: A standard size box of Funfetti cake mix which is easily found at most grocery stores. You can also buy a store brand, rainbow chip, or anything similar. Have you seen all the different Funfetti options lately?!
  • Sprinkles: Use any color of sprinkles you like. To keep the birthday cake and Funfetti theme, use rainbow sprinkles.

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe Directions

Use a hand or stand mixer to beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth.

Cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl.

Add in the powdered sugar and cake mix and blend until well combined.

Cream cheese ball coming together in a mixing bowl.

Stir in one tablespoon of the sprinkles.

Sprinkles on top of cream cheese mixture in a bowl.

Scoop the cheese ball mixture into the middle of a piece of plastic wrap. Cover it and roll it into a ball.

Cream cheese ball dip on plastic wrap.

Refrigerate for at least two hours, or until firm.

Wrapped ball of cream cheese fufetti dip.

Once you are ready to serve, place the rest of the sprinkles onto a plate. Remove the plastic wrap from the cheese ball and roll it into the sprinkles to evenly coat it.

Cheese ball dip on top of sprinkles on a plate.

Serve immediately with graham crackers, pretzels, cookies, or your favorite choice of dippers.

Funfetti cheese ball in the middle of a plate surrounded by pretzels, graham crackers, and nilla wafers.

Funfetti Cream Cheese Ball Recipe Notes and FAQ

How do I store any cheese ball dip leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

Cheese ball dip covered in sprinkles with pretzels and cookies around it.

Can I make a cheese ball the day before I need it?

This can be made the night before but wait until you are ready to serve to roll it in the sprinkles.

Dipping a cracker into a cheese ball covered in sprinkles.

What else can I make with Funfetti?

Other recipes that use Funfetti cake mix or are Funfetti inspired:

  • Cake batter popsicles
  • Funfetti cookies
  • Birthday cake ice cream
  • Funfetti cake trifle
  • If you are watching your carbs, try this low-carb confetti mug cake.
Funfetti cheese ball dip with a birthday candle in it.

What are some other ways to make this cake batter cheese ball?

Use different colors of sprinkles to match the holiday or theme. Try different cake mix varieties to change the flavor. You can even shape it into a pumpkin for Halloween, a heart for Valentine’s Day, or a bunny for Easter. Get creative!

More Sweet Dip Recipes

  • Lemon cookie dough dip
  • Rainbow cookie dough dip
  • Cookies and Cream cookie dough dip

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Funfetti cheese ball with pretzels, graham crackers, and cookies for dipping.

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Funfetti Cream Cheese Ball Dip
Recipe details
  • 16  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 2 Hours Total time: 2 hr 10 min
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  • 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups Funfetti cake mix (about half a box)
  • 1 cup and 1 tablespoon sprinkles, divided

Beat together cream cheese, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
Add in powdered sugar and Funfetti cake mix and blend until well combined.
Stir in the tablespoon of sprinkles.
Scoop the cheese ball mixture into the center of a piece of plastic wrap, cover, and roll into a ball.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
When ready to serve, place the remaining sprinkles onto a plate. Remove the plastic wrap and roll the cheese ball onto the sprinkles to evenly coat. Serve immediately, enjoy!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.
  • This can be made the night before but wait until you are ready to serve to roll in the sprinkles.
Jennifer Soltys
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