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Dunkaroo Dip

You can taste the nostalgia in this sweet birthday cake party dip, called Dunkaroo Dip. If you loved Dunkaroos as a kid, this 10-minute dessert dip is sure to take you right back to the good ol’ days!

A whole strawberry garnished on the top of a bowl of creamy dunkaroo dip that's on a platter with a variety of dippers.

Dunkaroos are a classic 90’s treat, which you can still find on store shelves today. It is delicious birthday cake frosting, packaged with cookies for dipping. This Dunkaroo dip allows you to enjoy all that same flavor and nostalgia, but makes enough to share at a party. 

And trust me, this dip is perfect for any party. It’s full of colorful rainbow sprinkles and festive birthday cake flavor. Surround it with a variety of cookies, fresh fruit and pretzels and you’ve got a sweet treat everyone will adore.

It just takes a few minutes to whip this dip together and get the party started!

Why You Should Make This Recipe

  1. Tastes Like Frosting: This dip is fluffy, creamy and sugary. It’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
  2. Kid Friendly: This recipe is so simple. All you have to do is mix! Not only is the flavor something your guests of all ages will love, but if you have kids who want to help in the kitchen this is an easy one they can assist with.
  3. Make it Your Own: What I love about dessert dips (like Booty Dip or Brownie Batter Dip), especially for parties, is you can enjoy them with a wide variety of dippers. If someone is trying to have a balanced treat, they can enjoy this dip with fresh fruit. For those who can’t get enough sugar, dip in some cookies. Guests who like a little salty sweetness can opt for pretzels. What you choose to dip is completely up to you and it allows you to enjoy this recipe in so many ways!

Ingredients for Dunkaroo Dip

Ingredients shown are used to prepare Dunkaroo dip.
  1. Funfetti Cake Mix: Choose your favorite brand. You just want the powdered mix, unprepared. You can also use white cake mix. but you will need to add some vanilla extract and sprinkles  to achieve the birthday cake flavor.
  2. Cream Cheese: I always feel that full fat cream cheese makes for a creamier, more delicious dip but feel free to use reduced fat if you like. Soften your cream cheese before preparing! 
  3. Cool Whip: Again, here is an opportunity to make a lighter swap by using light cool whip if you prefer. Don’t forget to thaw your Cool Whip ahead of time! 
  4. Milk: I recommend using whole or 2% for the best flavor.
  5. Colorful Sprinkles: For serving

Tools

  1. Mixing Bowl: Large recommended 
  2. Electric Hand Mixer: You could also use a Kitchen Aid if necessary.

How to Make This Recipe

Step One: Heat Treat

Because we are working with unprepared cake mix, it is important to heat treat your cake mix. This cooks off any harmful bacteria and makes it safe to eat unbaked cake mix.

You can heat treat your cake mix in the oven or the microwave. 

In the Oven: Spread the cake mix out evenly over a baking sheet. Bake for five minutes at 350 degrees, giving it a good mix halfway through. 

In the Microwave: Place the cake mix in a microwave safe mixing bowl and microwave it for two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. You want the internal temperature of the mix to reach 165 degrees. 

Let your mix cool completely before mixing in the rest of your ingredients.

Step Two: Mix

Cream cheese mixed with funfetti cake mix in a glass mixing bowl.

Beat the cream cheese and salt together until creamy. Then add the cake mix and beat again until combined.

Add ⅓ of the Cool Whip into the cake mixture and beat until combined. Add the next ⅓ and beat again. Add the remaining cool whip and beat with the electric hand mixer until just combined.

Pour the milk into the cake batter mix and whip again until combined. 

Step Three: Serve

Place your Dunkaroo Dip in a serving dish and top with extra colored sprinkles to serve. Enjoy with graham crackers, waffle cone pieces, oreos, strawberries, pretzels, and more.

Expert Tips

Hand dunking a whole strawberry into the sweet appetizer Dunkaroo dip that has colorful sprinkles over the top.
  • Many dunkaroo dip recipes call for some vanilla yogurt. You can substitute some of the milk for yogurt if you prefer a thicker dip and the subtle tang of yogurt.
  • You can mix sprinkles into the dip if you want more color, but I recommend you do so carefully. The color in sprinkles will easily bleed and mix and you don’t want that. Sometimes heat treating the batter will make the sprinkles less vibrant.

How to Serve Dunkaroo Dip

A waffle cone resting in the creamy sweet Dunkaroo dip with other dippers surrounding the bowl like strawberries and graham crackers.

Serve this delicious dessert dip on a platter with plenty of options for dipping. I recommend using:

  • Animal crackers
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Wafers
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Graham crackers
  • Strawberries
  • Sliced Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Pretzels
  • Shortbread Cookies

FAQs

How to Store Dunkaroo Dip

You can easily make this dip ahead of time to enjoy later or store leftovers.

Place the dip in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. Gently mix it before serving to make it easier to dip.

This dip can also be frozen for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and stir very gently. Freezing the dip may cause the sprinkles to break down and spread their color.

Do You Need to Chill Dunkaroo Dip Before Serving?

I do recommend letting your dip chill for about 30 minutes before serving. This gives the milk a chance to really soak into the cake mix and make it more creamy and smooth. It also gives the cream cheese time to solidify, giving you the best dipping texture.

Recipe Variations

This dip recipe is easy to switch up for different occasions by using a different type of cake mix. 

You can use a chocolate cake mix for the chocolate lovers in your life or if you want your dunkaroo dip to fit a certain theme you can use white cake mix and add sprinkles in coordinating colors.

Use green sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day (along with these St Patrick’s Day Cookies) or red and green for Christmas. Use pink for Valentine’s Day or orange for Halloween.

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A whole strawberry placed on the top of a bowl of creamy dunkaroo dip with colorful sprinkles over the top.

Dunkaroo Dip

You can taste the nostalgia in this sweet birthday cake party dip, called Dunkaroo Dip. If you loved Dunkaroos as a kid, this 10 minute dessert dip is sure to take you right back to the good ol’ days!
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: dunkaroo dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 978kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl Large recommended
  • Electric Hand Mixer You could also use a Kitchen Aid if necessary.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • tsp salt
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • ½ cup milk, whole or 2%
  • Colorful sprinkles, for serving

Instructions

  • Heat treat 1 box Funfetti cake mix by microwaving the powder for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the cake mix to completely cool before moving on.
  • Beat the 8 oz cream cheese and 1/8 tsp salt together until creamy. Then add the cake mix and beat again until combined.
  • Add ⅓ of the Cool Whip into the cake mixture and beat until combined. Add the next ⅓ and beat again. Add the remaining cool whip and beat with the electric hand mixer until just combined.
  • Pour 1/2 cup milk into the cake batter mix and whip again until combined.
  • Place your dunkaroo dip in a serving dish and top with extra colored sprinkles to serve. Enjoy with graham crackers, waffle cone pieces, oreos, strawberries, pretzels, and more.

Notes

Recipe copyright The Domestic Spoon. For educational or personal use only.
  • Funfetti Cake Mix: Choose your favorite brand. You just want the powdered mix, unprepared. You can also use white cake mix. but you will need to add some vanilla extract and sprinkles to achieve the birthday cake flavor.
  • Cream Cheese: I always feel that full fat cream cheese makes for a creamier, more delicious dip but feel free to use reduced fat if you like. Soften your cream cheese before preparing!
  • Cool Whip: Again, here is an opportunity to make a lighter swap by using light cool whip if you prefer. Don’t forget to thaw your Cool Whip ahead of time!
  • Milk: I recommend using whole or 2% for the best flavor.
    Colorful Sprinkles: For serving
  • Many dunkaroo dip recipes call for some vanilla yogurt. You can substitute some of the milk for yogurt if you prefer a thicker dip and the subtle tang of yogurt.
  • You can mix sprinkles into the dip if you want more color, but I recommend you do so carefully. The color in sprinkles will easily bleed and mix and you don’t want that. Sometimes heat treating the batter will make the sprinkles less vibrant.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 978kcal | Carbohydrates: 140g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1332mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 90g | Vitamin A: 1213IU | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 2mg
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