Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip


If I had to pick my all time favorite dessert it would be a cheesecake.

Any sort of cheesecake will do. I’m crazy about the tangy taste of the cheesecake, but not so thrilled at how long it takes to make a cheesecake. In fact, I hate making cheesecakes because it takes for-ev-er.

So, to continue with my “Birthday Week” theme, I decided to make one heck of a cheesecake – in dip form.

Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip

It had to include that delicious cake batter taste with the tanginess of a cheesecake, and of course SPRINKLES!

But more importantly, it had to be made in less than 10 minutes.


Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip

This Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip is perfect for when you have unexpected guests, a treat for a baby shower, girl’s night, and of course – for BIRTHDAY’S!!

When I was younger my sister and I used to get those tubs of cream cheese frosting and dip graham crackers in it for a late night snack. This dip brings me back to those long nights of girl talk and giggles.

Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip

If you’re a cheesecake and cake batter fan, then you’ll love this super quick, {no bake, no egg, no butter} Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip. It’s amazing with graham crackers {for that graham cracker crust taste}, but also great with pretzels, and even apple slices too!

If you’re more of a chocolate fan, try my Chocolate Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip! 

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Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup white cake mix
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sprinkles
  • Graham Crackers for dipping
  1. Place cream cheese in your mixing bowl and beat on medium high speed for 3 minutes, or until it becomes light and whipped.
  2. Bring speed down to medium and add the sour cream and vanilla, mix until incorporated. Slowly add the powdered sugar and cake mix to the bowl and mix until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and then gently fold in the sprinkles.
  3. Serve cold with graham crackers, pretzels, or fresh fruit slices. Enjoy!


  1. Wow! I ADORE cheesecake. really, like, any kind. really. And this is simply genius! I feel I’d have to take no more than 5 bites and then sadly walk away from the bowl. It’s almost Friday! :)

  2. This looks delicious! Im going to have to try and make this for my kids.

  3. SO easy! This is on the menu for the next family party!!

  4. Oh man, I would eat the whole thing!!

  5. looks awesome! Pinning!

  6. Cake batter/funfetti is one of my favorite things, so to combine it with teh creaminess of cheesecake is right up my alley.

  7. I love cake batter ANYTHING! Looks delicious :) Even better when I have all the ingredients already in my kitchen

  8. this–is brilliant!!

  9. Your photography is incredible, and your food all sound so delicious. I am definitely subscribing to your newsletter!

  10. I love finding new ways to use funfetti/cake batter! I just looked at the Oreo cake batter blondies too and can’t decide what to try first! I’m so glad I found your blog!


  11. Going out this morning to get stuff for my son’s birthday party tomorrow. Might have to throw the ingredients for this on my list. I think the kids would love it. Thanks :-). Very happy I found your recipes. I have spent the last hour looking at all of your stuff. Should be doing other things, but this is much more fun.

  12. Perfect idea! But since I live in Denmark, the ingredients won’t be precisely the same, so some questions: could I use creme-fraiche instead of sour cream? And the cake mix… Any specifik one? Luckily I buy vanilla extract when in the States, but seeing as luggage space is limited, and I’m only there once a year, the rest I’ll have to find here… But am so making this, I love cheesecake, but hate all the prep;)

    • Hi Sarah, the sour cream is perfect for giving it that cheesecake tang. While creme fraiche is a similar consistency, it probably won’t give you the tang you are after. That being said, it could still work, just won’t be exactly the same taste as with sour cream. I went with a white cake mix, but you can use a funfetti or yellow cake mix too. Let me know how it turns out with the creme fraiche if you still make it. :)

  13. Would it be possible to lighten by using neufchatel and reduced fat sour cream?

  14. Georgia says:

    It’s my week to bring a “treat” to the office, so I am grateful I came across this site. Do you know how many the recipe serves as is?

    • Stephanie says:

      I was wondering the same thing, I tried to picture how much it’d make based on the ingredients, and I think I’m going to double it. bringing it to a bbq

  15. This may sound dumb, or I could be having a moment… so for the cake mix, do I just scoop out the dry mix or do I make it into the batter first?

    TIA!! Can’t wait to try cheese cake is my favorite too :-)

  16. Will definitely try this! Do you know if it’s safe to eat powdered cake mix though? I’ve never tried or used it in this way so I was just wondering. Thanks!

    • Totally safe! It’s just a combination of flour, sugar, and other basic ingredients like baking powder, salt, etc. What you would want to be cautious of is a recipe that uses raw eggs. This recipe does not use any raw eggs, so you are all good! :)

  17. Where in the world did u get a mini triffle bowl??

    • Tonya, my husband got them for me last year for Mother’s Day! (He got them at Walmart) I believe they came in a set of four, and are called parfait dishes. :)

  18. This is SO good! I just made it for a party tonight. The only thing I had to change was add a little milk to make it just a bit thinner. The flavor was perfect! Thanks so much. :-)

  19. Hi Shawn! How long is this dip good for? Could I make it the day before and refrigerate it?

    • Hi Olivia, you can definitely make it a day before and store it in the fridge. I would let it sit on the counter for at least 20-30 minutes before serving since the cream cheese could get hard in the fridge. It could last up to a week in the fridge. :)

  20. Misty Whitman says:

    I’m going to make this for a little girls’ sleepover that we’re hosting tomorrow. It looks amazing! I just hope my Hubby doesn’t try to to eat it all! (He will) :)

  21. I still need to try this one!!! I already know I’m going to be addicted to it!

  22. So happy to find this! I was looking for one more snack for my son’s birthday party. It’s “duck dynasty” theme though so we will be leaving out the colorful sprinkles and drizzling some Carmel on top.

  23. I love cheesecake and this sounds delicious. I have a similar recipe, but use the Kroger brand graham cracker stix for dipping.

  24. Thanks Shawn! A friend of mine pisted this on Facebook. I re-pinned. Hope you don’t mind.

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    I’m delighted for you!

  26. Excellent website. Plenty of useful info here. I’m sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks to your sweat!

  27. I came across this posting on Pinterest and had to immediately repin it. After following it to your blog I have now added your blog to my bookmark bar. This is a great blog. I can’t wait to go through it more to look at more of your recipes! I also can’t wait to find an excuse to make this. Would it be terrible if I just made it for myself? :)

    Also just out of curiosity, do you think you could cut the sour cream with Greek yogurt or do you think that would make it taste awful?

    • Awesome, thanks Andrea! Comments like these seriously make my day! :)

      And yes, totally legit to make it for yourself… hehe, never hurts to spoil yourself once in a while. As for the sour cream, substituting with Greek Yogurt could definitely work, it probably wont taste exactly the same, but still really good. I use Greek Yogurt to sub for sour cream a lot, and it usually works with great success.

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  29. Hey there! I made this and it went down a treat but I think I did it a bit wrong, instead of it being light and fluffy, it was more liquidy, how would you suggest thickening it up?

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  31. Love it! What a great idea. I came across your recipe on Pinterest and bookmarked it for later. Well tonight was later! :-) It brought back memories or when my mom used to put Dunkaroos in my lunch box. Thanks so much for sharing this with us! :-)

  32. How many people can this recipe serve? I am thinking of serving this at a Christmas party. Thanks!

  33. Hi. Tastes great. However, how did you get the sprinkles to stay firm? Mine melted after the first stir and changed the mix into a purplish color (I used red and green for Christmas). Thanks :)

    • I was going to ask how to keep the sprinkles from running as well – the picture here looks beautiful and mine came out rather purple because the sprinkles color ran right away. Still tastes good, but not as appetizing looking… any ideas? I used Better Crocker sprinkles.

  34. I would love to try this with chocolate cake mix. What do you think?
    And do you think cutting this in half and using a Jiffy Yellow Cake mix would work?

    • Hi Clare! I had the same thought about chocolate cake mix – maybe with chocolate chips? I’m a bit of a chocoholic, so I’ll be trying it out at least! Not sure if you made this yet, but it wasn’t a real huge batch when I just made it. Perfect size for parties at least. Although it might have been that I liked the dip so much and couldn’t imagine it being smaller. Ha! If you try another mix with the recipe and like it, you’ll have to share. :)

  35. Just made this for a food day at work and tried a bit for myself. All I can say is YUM! :) Oh and that I’ll be making this again on the weekend for a party with my girlfriends. Love the recipe, thanks so much for sharing it!

  36. I would eat the whole thing to. I have a major weakness for these ingredients and them together sounds great.

  37. Kristen Moore says:

    This was amazing! I made it and now I can’t step away from the bowl! My only change was I added 2/4ths of vanilla extract verses the 1 cup. I couldn’t be any happier. I ate it with strawberries

  38. This is so good!!! I just made it! And everyone in my household loves it!

  39. mary brown says:

    Just made this to take to friends for dinner and I’m disappointed. Not tasting like cheesecake to me.

  40. Does anyone know the yield per recipe?

  41. This looks awesome, but as a poor college student I don’t have a mixer. Are there alternatives? Can I hand whisk it? Blender? Thanks in advance.

  42. I stumbled across this on my FB feed and thought I would give it a try. I made two batches, subbing caramel instead of sprinkles in one and adding white chocolate and fruit jam to the other. Both came out amazing! I’ll probably just split one batch next time, as it made about 6 cups, but will definitely bookmark for future use! Thanks!

  43. I’m curious how much this makes at one time? I want to have to this on my dessert table at my wedding reception. How many times would I have to repeat the recipe for about 150 people???

  44. Boomdog02 says:

    OMG…you are evil and must be stopped!!!!!!! Could you do this with a chocolate cake mix?

  45. Tastes great, but, no matter how carefully you fold in the sprinkles, the color runs and makes the mixture a little messy looking

  46. Desiree White says:

    Omg it’s heaven!!!!! I used funfetti mix. Yum.

  47. Planning a family brunch this month and think this is going to be a fun and delicious addition! Thank you!

  48. Jessica Lyn says:

    So excited to make this for a birthday party this Spring, thanks for sharing xox

  49. Hi. I was wondering if vanilla extract would enhance the taste or not?

  50. I am making today for a bridal shower tomorrow, but I am using gluten free cake mix :) I’ll follow up with the turn out!! So excited!

  51. Nice. One caveat: the sprinkles REALLY smear out into the dip. It shows a bit in the photos, but my first swipe to fold them in produced long colorful streaks which then began to dye the dip a purplish color. Fold them in gently and quickly, definitely decorate the top with more, and perhaps try a container that has some texture or design to make the smearing appear less “muddy”.

  52. my birthday is coming next month, and I think this is going to be a tasty and delicious addition! Thank you!

  53. For the powdered sugar should it be sifted?

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