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Birthday cake delight is a heavenly and light layered dessert that is simple to make and full of fun.
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A sweet vanilla cookie crust layered with fluffy cream cheese, creamy vanilla pudding and whipped cream combine to make a birthday cake delight that will undoubtedly bring a smile to everyone’s face when you serve it.

If you like this no-bake treat, we can help you with other variations on the recipe, including oreo delight, butterscotch delight and pineapple delight dessert.


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BIRTHDAY CAKE DELIGHT INGREDIENTS

You will need:

  • 1 (14.3-ounce) package of vanilla sandwich cookies (approximately 36 cookies, 2½ cups when crushed)
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted and cooled (plus more for greasing the dish)
  • 16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16-ounce tub of frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), defrosted and divided 
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles, plus more for garnish
  • 2 (3.4-ounce) packages of vanilla-flavoured instant pudding mix (or white chocolate pudding, if available)
  • 2 cups whole milk

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Pudding Mix: You could swap the flavor of the pudding mix for your favorite flavor. Try chocolate for a chocolate cake delight or butterscotch for a butterscotch delight as fun alternatives.

Topping: Top with vanilla oreo cookie crumbles along with the sprinkles.

Whipped cream: If you would rather use homemade whipped cream, try our recipe here.

Sprinkles: You can pick whatever color of sprinkles you want for this cake. If you are making this recipe for a girl’s birthday, pick pink and purple. For a boy, use shades of blue and green. You could even make this for Christmas or Easter and choose color-coordinated sprinkles for the occasion.

Vanilla sandwich cookies: If you can’t get vanilla sandwich cookies, there are a few options you could choose from instead. If you want to stick with the vanilla base, you could use vanilla wafers instead. You could also use graham crumbs, chocolate or oreo sandwich cookies as an alternative.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS BIRTHDAY CAKE DELIGHT RECIPE

PRO TIP It’s highly recommended to make this dessert a day ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. This will allow it to thicken and makes it easier to cut into slices.

STEP ONE: In the large bowl of a food processor, crush the vanilla sandwich cookies until small even crumbs form. Add the melted butter and pulse until combined.

STEP TWO: Press the cookie/butter mixture into an 8×8 greased baking dish and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill while preparing the next layer.

STEP THREE: With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a standing mixer, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 cup of frozen whipped topping until smooth and creamy (about 5 minutes). Add in the sprinkles and stir just until combined.

PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature so that you don’t have lumps in this layer.

PRO TIP: Some types of sprinkles have the color “painted” on and will bleed. If you are concerned about bleeding, test your sprinkles before stirring them in. 

STEP FOUR: Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chilled cookie crumb layer and place it back into the freezer for another 10 minutes.

PRO TIP: Make sure that your cookie crust is completely cool before adding your second layer. It’s important that the crust is cooled so that the following layers set properly on top of it.

STEP FIVE: With a whisk or beater, combine both packages of pudding mix, milk, and 1 cup of frozen whipped topping. Whisk until combined and mixture begins to thicken.

STEP SIX Spread pudding layer over the chilled cream cheese layer and chill for 30 minutes or until pudding is set.

STEP SEVEN: Gently top whipped topping, creating swoops with the back of a spoon or spatula (you may have leftover whipped topping). Top with more sprinkles. Chill until ready to serve.

HOW TO SERVE

Serve this delicious birthday cake delight alongside our no-churn birthday cake ice cream or no-churn vanilla ice cream.

Serve the piece of cake with our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea on the side.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: This delicious cake freezes exceptionally well and can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator before serving.

This happy birthday cake delight is such a fun alternative to a traditional birthday cake. It is easy to make with no baking required. Luscious layers of different textures and tastes make this an absolutely delightful choice for a celebration.

FAQ

How do you get the cream cheese to room temperature quickly?

To get the cream cheese to room temperature quickly, cut the cream cheese into cubes and place it on a plate for about 20 minutes.

Can you freeze this cake?

This cake freezes well. Store in an airtight container and thaw overnight before serving.

How do you store this cake?

You can store this cake in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

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One Pot Pasta

5 from 1 vote
Whip up a batch of our one pot pasta the next time you need a quick meal. Tender pasta noodles are cooked with tomatoes and chicken broth for a flavorful and appetizing dish the whole family will love.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • cups chicken stock
  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 1 small onion sliced thin
  • 14.5 ounces fire-roasted tomatoes not drained
  • ½ cup fresh basil measured loosely in measuring cup whole and then roughly chopped (you can add more if you want)
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced thin
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup parmesan shredded
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet place the linguine, onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Drizzle all of it with the olive oil. Then add the seasonings of salt and pepper.
  • Pour the chicken stock over all of it.
  • Over high heat bring to a boil uncovered. Boil for 8 to 10 minutes until the pasta is done and liquid is reduced. Stir frequently to keep the pasta from sticking together using a spoon or tongs.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan. If you want a thicker sauce let it sit for about 5 minutes and it will thicken even more.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh basil if desired.

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Notes

TIP: When choosing the skillet or pot for this recipe make sure that it’s wide enough for the length of your dry spaghetti or linguine. Any straight-sided skillet will work, but avoid deep skillets or stock pots because these can keep the liquid from evaporating and result in overcooked pasta.
TIP: As the pasta cooks, the liquid will reduce. You’ll know your pasta is done when it’s cooked through, the vegetables are tender, and the liquid has reduced. If you prefer more al dente pasta, stop your pot boiling closer to the 8-minute mark.
TIP: If you’re craving some tomato sauce with your noodles, pair this with our homemade pasta sauce on top.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 2mg
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close up shot of birthday cake delight with sprinkles on top on a white plate

Birthday Cake Delight

5 from 2 votes
Birthday cake delight is a heavenly and light layered dessert that is simple to make and full of fun.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • 14.3 ounce vanilla sandwich cookies (approximately 36 cookies, 2 ½ cups when crushed)
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter melted and cooled (plus more for greasing dish)
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 ounce frozen whipped topping Cool Whip, defrosted and divided
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles plus more for garnish
  • 6.8 ounce vanilla-flavored instant pudding mix or white chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups whole milk

Instructions
 

  • Butter an 8×8 glass baking dish and set it aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, crush vanilla sandwich cookies until small even crumbs form. Add melted butter and pulse until combined.
  • Press cookie/butter mixture into the greased baking dish and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill while preparing the next layer.
  • With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a standing mixer, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 cup of frozen whipped topping until smooth and creamy (about 5 minutes). Add in sprinkles and stir just until combined.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over the chilled cookie crumb layer and place back into the freezer for another 10 minutes.
  • With a whisk or beater, combine both packages of pudding mix, milk, and 1 cup of frozen whipped topping. Whisk until combined and mixture begins to thicken.
  • Spread pudding layer over the chilled cream cheese layer and chill for 30 minutes or until pudding is set.
  • Gently top whipped topping, creating swoops with the back of a spoon or spatula (you may have leftover whipped topping). Top with more sprinkles. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 743kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Nancy Rigby says

    5 stars
    Glad I found this recipe . We are starting to have refreshments again at church. I have a special birthday that I wanted to share cake with the others . His birthday is between during the week so this sounds great . Thanks again for sharing. Going to do chocolate.

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