Colorful Funfetti cake mix is shaped into a ball, dipped in red, white and blue jimmies, then served as a dip in this deliciously sweet Patriotic Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball recipe.
Funfetti Cake Ball, Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball, Funfetti Dessert Ball, Funfetti Dessert Dip, Funfetti Cake Dip, or even Dunkaroo Dip, no matter what you call it, if you like cake batter, then you are going to love this easy-to-make, a no-bake patriotic recipe that’s perfect for your Stars and Stripes celebration!
This delightful and enticing no-bake Funfetti cake ball dessert is sure to dazzle the tastebuds and captivate your guests. It tastes just like cake, only in dip form. And, it takes just minutes to make!
Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, attending a festive gathering, or celebrating Independence Day at home, this Funfetti Dip is the perfect addition to any 4th of July or Labor Day celebration.
It’s sure to be the star of your patriotic bash!
Before we get started, though, let’s talk about one of the most common questions I get regarding this recipe:
Is It Safe to Eat Cake Mix Raw?
If you are worried about eating cake mix from the box due to the raw flour, there is a quick way to ensure it is safe to eat. The trick is to just microwave the cake mix to 160°F, to kill off anything that can make you sick so it’s safe to eat raw. So do that first, then follow the recipe.
Now that we have that out of the way, are you ready to see how to make this fun-filled Patriotic Funfetti Cake Ball?
How to Make Patriotic Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball Recipe
Get ready to impress your guests with a sweet, creamy, and colorful cake-infused dip that perfectly captures the spirit of this special occasion.
You’ll find the complete ingredients list and instructions in the free printable recipe card near the end of this post.
As is, this recipe will yield one Funfetti cake mix ball.
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Ingredients for Patriotic Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball
To create the perfect 4th of July Patriotic Funfetti Dip, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients – all of which you can find on Amazon, at Walmart, or even in your local grocery.
- Cream cheese
- Funfetti cake mix
- White sugar
- Powdered sugar
- Patriotic jimmies
Instructions to Make Patriotic Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball
Making this red, white, and blue cake mix cheese ball is as easy as combining the ingredients, forming a ball, freezing it, then covering it in red, white, and blue sprinkles. And that’s it!
Step One: Cream Butter and Cream Cheese
Begin by adding the butter and cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine until smooth and creamy.
Step Two: Add Remaining Ingredients
Next, add the cake mix and both sugars mixing on medium speed until completely combined.
Step Three: Form A Ball
Now lay out a large piece of plastic wrap. Using your hands, shape the mixture into a ball and place it in the middle of the plastic wrap. Bring up all 4 corners of the wrap to form the ball tighter and cover it completely.
Step Four: Place in Fridge
Place into the freezer for one hour or until the ball is mostly firm.
Step Five: Cover in Sprinkles
Once the ball is ready, remove it from the plastic wrap and place it on a plate. Pour the jimmies into a shallow pan or plate.
Now take the cake ball and roll it in the jimmies, covering it completely.
Step Six: Serve and Enjoy!
Transfer the cake ball to a serving dish and serve with your choice of vanilla wafers, fruit, cookies or anything else you’d like.
If waiting to serve, place it back into the freezer until 30 minutes before you are ready to serve it.
See? Easy as can be! And doesn’t it look good enough to eat?! Speaking of easy, the handy-dandy printable version of this recipe is below.
Can Funfetti Cake Mix Cheese Ball Dip Be Made Ahead of Time?
Planning ahead? This recipe can be prepared up to 12 hours ahead of serving time. Once made, simply place the Patriotic Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
It won’t take it long to thaw enough to where you can easily dip it. I usually remove it about 30 minutes before serving time.
What Can I Serve with Funfetti Cake Ball Dip?
This Funfetti Cake Ball Dip goes perfectly with fresh fruit, cookies, graham crackers or whatever else captures your fancy!
Some of my favorite cookies to use include Nilla Wafers, fudge-dipped cookies, and my homemade Vanilla Butter Cookies!
Versatile Funfetti Box Cake Recipe
Another thing I love about this easy, no-bake 4th of July dessert recipe is that it is so versatile. By simply switching the color jimmies, you can serve it at any special event or celebration!
Use red and green to make a Christmas Funfetti Cake Ball, blue and white for Hanukkah, pink and white – or blue and white – for a baby shower, or red and pink for Valentine’s Day. Whatever occasion you choose, your guests are sure to be impressed!
Looking for more deliciously fun and easy Patriotic Recipes?
Are you looking for more easy red, white and blue dessert recipes for the 4th of July or Labor Day? I think you will love these! Check them out:
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PRINTABLE PATRIOTIC FUNFETTI CAKE CHEESE BALL RECIPE
- 8 oz brick of cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups Funfetti cake mix, dry
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup patriotic jimmies
- To serve with: vanilla wafers, animal crackers, graham crackers, fruit, etc
- In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and butter. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until combined.
- Add the cake mix and sugars. On medium speed, beat until well mixed.
- Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap. Shape the cake mix mixture into a ball and place in the middle of the wrap.
- Bring up all 4 corners of the wrap to form the ball tighter and cover completely. Place in freezer for 2 hours.
- Pour the patriotic jimmies onto a shallow pan or plate. Unwrap the cake ball and roll it in the jimmies, covering it completely.
- Transfer to serving dish and serve with your choice of vanilla wafers, graham crackers, animal crackers, fruit
*If not serving immediately, place in freezer for up to 12 hours
Serving Size:5 cookie scoops
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 563Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 496mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.