Let’s Party With These 13 Funfetti Dessert Ideas


Funfetti is a favorite for kids of all ages. Although cupcakes are a popular option, there are many great Funfetti inspired desserts you can make for any occasion.

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Funfetti cakes (also sometimes called a confetti cake) were always a childhood favorite. What kid – or even adult – doesn’t love the colors that make these desserts a standout. Back in the 70’s these cakes were typically vanilla cake with sprinkles and some kind of icing. In my house Cool Whip was the topping of choice.

But today there are so many other Funfetti dessert ideas, not just cake. Below are some ideas to kick start your next baking adventure. Use these ideas as they are, or create something entirely new with your own creativity.

Funfetti Oreo Cheesecake Bars

funfetti oreo cheesecake bars
Credit: 365 Days of Baking and More

This funfetti recipe comes from 365 Days of Baking and More and will be a fun surprise for kids of all ages. The outside looks a traditional chocolate cheesecake bar, but at first bite there is a burst of color in the interior. The Funfetti Oreo cheesecake bar features crumbled Oreos, cream cheese, a homemade chocolate base and of course loads of colorful sprinkles.

Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

funfetti dessert dip
Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

A creative and colorful dip from Little Sunny Kitchen. Funfetti cake batter dip is a no bake dessert that is easy to make and uses just a few ingredients. It will remind you of the Dunkaroos dip that was so popular at one time.

Cool Whip, cream cheese, boxed cake mix and of course sprinkles are the main ingredients you will need. This dip can be a great addition to a dessert charcuterie board and can work great with animal crackers, graham crackers, fruit and more.

Funfetti Whoopie Pies

funfetti whoopie pies
Credit: Good Party Ideas

Move on over boring cakes, there is a new fun Funfetti dessert in town. Funfettie whoopie pies from Good Party Ideas cannot be easier to make or be prettier to look at. Use colorful rainbow sprinkles, or color coordinate your party theme with a two tone sprinkle. It is great to have options right?

Recipe only needs a box of Funfetti cake mix, vanilla frosting and sprinkles of your color choice.

Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes (Gluten & Allergy Free)

vegan funfetti cupcakes
Credit: Strength and Sunshine

Yes, vegan cupcakes that are gluten and allergy-free can be delicious and gorgeous. This is proven with the Funfetti cupcake recipe from Strength & Sunshine. This recipe requires a bit more work and ingredients than some other recipes in this list, but the results are worth it.

The recipe also includes a vegan frosting to accent that moist and dreamy cupcake. The sprinkles on the top and burst of color that is hiding inside will bring the fun to any event.

Funfetti Mug Cake

funfetti mug cake with almond flour
Credit: Pass Me A Spoon

Hate sharing? This is the dessert for you! The Funfetti mug cake from Pass Me A Spoon is a made from scratch dessert that is a bit healthier than some of the other options on this list. It features almond flour, egg, coconut sugar, almond extract, almond milk, baking powder and of course sprinkles.

Cooks in just 90 seconds in a mug in the microwave! In just a few minutes you can have a delicious treat filled with color and flavor.

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

funfetti chocolate chip cookie dough
Credit: We Are Not Martha

What happens when you take a traditional cupcake and add some sprinkles and cookie dough? You get a flavor explosion like no other. This recipe from We Are Not Martha features a vanilla cupcake base with a cookie dough and is topped with a chocolate chip buttercream.

Funfetti Cookie Cake

funfetti cookie cake with buttercream frosting
Credit: Maria’s Mixing Bowl

A homemade cookie cake filled with color and flavor. This Funfetti cookie cake recipe comes from Maria’s Mixing Bowl and features a giant cookie made from scratch. Just a few ingredients you probably have on hand, a cake pan and sprinkles of your color choice and you will have a cake in no time.

Recipe includes steps to make the buttercream frosting that frames the gooey delicious cookie cake.

Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

funfetti cinnamon roll waiting for blanc mange
Credit: Waiting for Blanc Mange

The Funfetti cinnamon rolls are heavily inspired by the traditional Funfetti cake, but offers a unique flavor explosion. This recipe from Waiting for Blancmange features handmade brioche dough, cinnamon and of course sprinkles or confetti for the whimsical look.

Unicorn Whoopie Pies

unicorn funfetti whoopie pies from princess pinky girl
Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

Similar to the whoopie pie recipe above, but this recipe option brings a colorful twist. These beautifully baked Unicorn whoopie pies from Princess Pinky Girl are a show stopper. A vanilla cake mix for the outer layers with a creamy colored frosted center makes this sweet treat a favorite. Use a specific color palette – or stick to the original rainbow colors allows you to really make these your own.

Layered Funfetti Cake

layered funfetti cake from salted sweets
Credit: The Salted Sweets

This handmade layered Funfetti cake from The Salted Sweets offers classic flavors with a fun and creative twist. The creamy vanilla frosting with moist delicious white cake sets off the colors of the sprinkles perfectly.

This stunning cake is classy enough to use at a wedding, or fun enough to use as for a kids birthday.

Funfetti Cupcakes

funfetti cupcakes with vanilla cake and icing
Credit: Greedy Eats

Classic Funfetti cupcakes that will be a hit at any birthday party or event. They are so fun, even them making just to cheer someone up is highly recommended. This recipe from Greedy Eats features a homemade base and topping with your choice of sprinkles for decoration.

Natural Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

natural funfetti cupcakes strawberry
Credit: Get Inspired Everyday

A special kind of Funfetti cupcake from Get Inspired Everyday! This recipe features natural ingredients, including the sprinkles! Sprinkles from Color Kitchen are what make these cupcakes a bit different than the others.

Freeze dried strawberries, ghee, tapioca powder, almond powder and maple syrup round out the healthier ingredient options.

Mini Funfetti Cheesecake

mini funfetti cheesecake
Credit: Chocolate Moosey

A made from scratch recipe from Chocolate Moosey featuring a creamy cheesecake layer filled with an explosion of color. These mini cheesecakes are made in 4 inch pans making them the perfect dessert size for 1 or 2 people.

Stunning Dessert Charcuterie Boards For Any Occasion

Get ready to elevate your dessert game and impress your guests with the ultimate party showstopper – a dessert charcuterie board! No salami or cheese needed for these. Dessert charcuterie boards are not only incredibly easy to create, but also a whole lot of fun.

Dessert Charcuterie Boards For Any Occassion

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