No Bake Funfetti Lush Dessert
This Funfetti Lush Dessert has a Birthday Cake Oreo crust, a cake batter cream cheese layer, vanilla pudding layer, and tastes just like funfetti cake! It’s a no bake dessert and comes together really quickly, which makes it a perfect option when you need an easy dessert that will feed a crowd. Perfect for summer get togethers or birthday parties!
Happy Monday! Today I’m joining a group of fellow bloggers to shower Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction with delicious recipes in celebration of the pending birth of her first little bundle of joy (eeeeee! a new baby!).
If you’ve ever visited Sally’s blog, you know that she really loves dessert and she REALLY loves sprinkles. When I was thinking of what I wanted to make for her, I had in mind something that would be a great end-of-summer recipe that was filled to the brim with sprinkles. One of my favorite summertime desserts is the no bake Oreo layer dessert, so I took that architecture and turned it into a funfetti dessert, complete with all of the flavors of actual birthday cake.
Let’s talk about this funfetti lush dessert!
Only in the last few years has the term “lush dessert” popped onto my radar. I know they’ve been around forever, and I’ve even made variations of them without realizing it! They usually involve the same key components:
- Some type of crust, usually a cookie crumb crust, but sometimes a flour/nut/butter crust.
- A cream cheese layer that is sometimes plain, sometimes flavored.
- A pudding layer (so many flavor choices!).
- The top is either covered in Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream.
As you can see, the variations are truly endless… SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!
For this funfetti lush dessert, I started out with an Oreo crust, but not regular Oreos… BIRTHDAY CAKE OREOS. Can you believe how many different varieties of Oreo cookies there are?! Crazy! The filling in these Oreos have little flecks of sprinkles and are flavored like birthday cake. Perfect!
My cream cheese layer was pretty standard, but I threw in a trio of extracts that give things that characteristic funfetti birthday cake flavor. That magic combo is equal parts vanilla and butter extracts, and half part almond extract. It’s seriously amazing how it transforms the flavor! Then I mixed in sprinkles because, of course!
Then we went on to a standard vanilla pudding layer, which I mixed with a bit of Cool Whip to lighten it up and give it a little bit of a mousse consistency, which I love. On top of the pudding is a layer of Cool Whip and more sprinkles.
Voila! Funfetti lush dessert!
Everyone who had this dessert loved it, and I thought it was super light and refreshing. It’s unfathomable to me, but we’re heading into Labor Day weekend and this would be a perfect summer send off if you’re having a picnic or need to bring a dish somewhere. But let’s not just relegate it to summer! This would be fantastic for any birthday party, especially if you have a funfetti fanatic!
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No Bake Funfetti Lush Dessert
For the Crust
- 15.25 ounce (432.33 g) package Birthday Cake Oreos, crushed into crumbs
- 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
For the Cream Cheese Layer
- 8 ounces (226.8 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) butter extract
- ¼ teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) almond extract
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) Cool Whip
- 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
For the Pudding Layer
- 5.1 ounce (144.58 g) box vanilla pudding
- 2¼ cups (549 ml) milk
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) Cool Whip
For the Topping
- 8 ounce (226.8 g) tub Cool Whip
- 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
- Make the Crust: Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan. In a medium bowl, combined the Oreo crumbs and the melted butter with a fork until the mixture is evenly moistened. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.
- Make the Cream Cheese Layer: With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar on medium speed until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the butter, vanilla, and almond extracts, and beat to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold in 4 ounces of Cool Whip (half of an 8-ounce tub) until thoroughly combined, then stir in the sprinkles. Spread into an even layer on top of the crust and return to the refrigerator while you make the pudding layer.
- Make the Pudding Layer: In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes. Set aside for 5 minutes. After it has been sitting for 5 minutes, fold in the 4 ounces of Cool Whip (remaining half of the 8-ounce tub). Spread in an even layer on top of the cream cheese layer.
- Finish with the Topping: Spread the Cool Whip evenly on top of the pudding layer, making sure to spread it to the edges. Evenly distribute the sprinkles on top, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, before serving. Leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Butter extract may be available at your grocery store, but if it's not, it can easily be purchased on Amazon.
Did you make this recipe?
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Check out all of the recipes posted today for Sally’s shower!
- Funfetti Quick Bread [Fresh April Flours]
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie [Love and Olive Oil]
- Funfetti Frosting [Taste and Tell]
- Funfetti Cheesecake [Life, Love and Sugar]
- Funfetti Cake Batter Dip [Show Me the Yummy]
- Gluten-Free Confetti Thumbprint Cookies [Grain Changer]
- Funfetti Coconut Macaroons [Handle the Heat]
- Homemade Pop Tarts with Sprinkles [Grandbaby Cakes]
- Funfetti Cookie Cups [Liv for Cake]
- Pink Lemonade Cake [Carlsbad Cravings]
- Funfetti Bundt Cake [Love From The Oven]
- Loaded Unicorn Bark [Averie Cooks]
- Oreo Funfetti Cupcakes [Your Cup Of Cake]
- Rice Krispie Treats [Chelsea’s Messy Apron]
- Funfetti Cake [Beyond Frosting]
The ADULTS went back for a third serving! This was so easy to put together and was a huge hit! Will definitely make again, and have already shared the recipe with friends!
Can you sub anything for the butter extract?
It was easy to make and delicious.
I had to make some adjustments. I could not find the vanilla Birthday Oreos so I had to use the vanilla golden Oreos. The cream cheese filling was too small for my 9×13 pan so I doubled this layer. Everything else was as stated in the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
I have made this before and it’s fabulous! Today, I wanted to make it so it was reminiscent of horchata, so…I used cinnamon bun Oreos for the crust, in the cream cheese layer I put in the vanilla and almond extracts and added 1 tsp cinnamon, and left the rest the same (though I sprinkled the top with cinnamon sugar). It was fabulous!! Thanks for a great recipe that is easy to adapt!!
This looked great but unfortunately was way too sweet. Even my boyfriend with a super sweet tooth couldn’t take more than a couple bites :(
Can I just leave out the Butter and Almond Extracts?
If I do should I add more of Vanilla Extract?
Great post! I really enjoy it and want to adopt it in my life.
She likes desserts and sprinkles? I think we would be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t like dessert and sprinkles. In fact, if I met that person, I would automatically be very suspicious of them.
Great looking cake!
This is such a cute idea to shower Sally. Love all your baking blogs and lots of sprinkles!
Its looking so yummy and tasty. Will try this weekend.
MICHELLE! MICHELLE! MICHELLE! What would I do without you? Thank you so much for all the kind words and I can’t get over this lush. It’s… luscious. ;) You’re the BEST!
I want to eat this entire pan!! Pinning for sure :)
Yum yum yum!!! Love that’s it’s no bake!
I know Sally’s blog very well and that she LOVES sprinkles. (don’t we all!?)
Congratulations to you again, Sally!
Yum!!! Looks sprinklicious. I see a baby girl is coming. How exciting!
I would eat the whole pan! I love lush desserts and this is epic! The birthday cake oreos also….awesome touch!
This is so sweet yall are doing this for her!!! So jealous you get to be her friend! I feel like I know both of you so well just from obsessing over your blogs!! :) Happy Sally shower day!
This makes me so happy!!! I LOVE Sally! Hers and yours are the only 2 blogs I frequent (and furthermore always trust that your recipes will be perfect) What a sweet gesture! Did you check out her gender reveal cake today? SO adorable. She’s going to be such an amazing little mommy!!!!
Aww you are so sweet! I did see the cake, it’s beautiful!!
I was so hoping you were going to say that Sally had the baby. Have not heard her say or read what the gender of the baby would be. I know how much she loves the sprinkles and I don’t. Think this recipe would be fine without them.
Hi Linda, I think she’s due in a few weeks, but she just posted a gender reveal today! If you head on over to the blog, you’ll see it (I won’t ruin the surprise for you :)). And yes, you could totally make this without sprinkles!
This looks like a whole lot of deliciousness! Love the use of the birthday cake oreos as the crust. Cream cheese is my favorite layer in this dessert. Wishing I had this to take to work with me to get me through the day…especially the sprinkles to brighten a Monday!
This is perfect, Michelle! I’ve never made a lush dessert, but whenever I see one, they always sound so good and like I must make one ASAP. Sprinkles aplenty is probably a great place to start with one, haha. Thanks so much for joining Sally’s shower :)