Funfetti Lush is a delicious dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This indulgent treat is made with a few sweet ingredients. Each bite is a burst of flavor and texture that will leave you wanting more.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just treating yourself, Funfetti Lush is the perfect way to indulge in something sweet and satisfying. So go ahead, dig in, and enjoy every last crumb.
Why I Love This Recipe
- The bright colors will be amazing on your dessert table for parties, potlucks are just any day of the week.
- You only need simple ingredients that are all budget-friendly to help you make this easy recipe.
- It’s a refreshing lush cake that will always be the star of the dessert table.
- Funfetti cake mix
- melted butter
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- rainbow sprinkles
- whipped topping
- instant vanilla pudding mix
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
- Add some crunch – Swap out some of the rainbow sprinkles for chopped nuts or cookie crumbs to add a crunchy texture to your dessert.
- Make it fruity – Mix fresh or canned fruit into the cream cheese layer for a burst of fruity flavor. Try strawberries, blueberries, or pineapple.
- Use different colored sprinkles – Swap out the rainbow sprinkles for seasonal colors or specific themes, like red and green for Christmas or pink and red for Valentine’s Day.
How to Make Funfetti Lush
This is a quick rundown of the steps to make this recipe. You can find the full recipe in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
In a mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, melted butter, water, eggs, and vanilla until completely mixed, scraping down the sides as needed. Transfer the cake batter to the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle returns clean. Place the baking dish on a wire rack and allow the cake to cool completely.
Beat the cream cheese with the powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in ¼ cup sprinkles. Then, fold in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the cake.
Next, whisk together the pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes or until it begins to thicken. Spread the pudding over the top of the cream cheese layer.
Add a final layer with the remaining whipped topping and decorate with the remaining sprinkles. Refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving.
- Coffee: A hot cup of coffee is the perfect complement to the sweetness of Funfetti Lush. The bitterness of coffee helps balance out the sweetness of the dessert.
- Milk: A glass of cold milk is another classic pairing with desserts. The creaminess of milk can also help cut through the richness of the dessert.
- Fresh fruit: Sliced strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries would make a refreshing and colorful addition to the dessert. The tartness of the fruit can also help balance out the sweetness of the dessert.
- Use room temperature cream cheese: It’s important to make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing it with the powdered sugar. This will ensure a smooth and creamy mixture.
- Chill the dessert for at least an hour: To allow the layers to set and the flavors to meld together, it’s important to chill the dessert for at least an hour before serving.
- Mix the pudding mix and milk well: When mixing the pudding mix and milk, be sure to whisk them together well to avoid any lumps in the mixture.
- Leftovers – If you have leftovers of Funfetti Lush, cover the dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The longer the dessert sits, the softer the cake layer will become due to the moisture from the cream cheese and whipped topping layers.
- Freezing – Funfetti Lush does not freeze well due to the cream cheese and whipped topping layers. Freezing can cause the texture to become grainy and the layers to separate. It’s best to enjoy this dessert fresh or refrigerated within a few days.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
No, you can adjust the amount of sprinkles to your liking. You can also use different colored sprinkles depending on the occasion or theme.
Can I use low-fat cream cheese or sugar-free pudding mix?
Yes, you can use low-fat cream cheese and sugar-free pudding mix if you prefer. However, keep in mind that it may impact the texture and flavor of the dessert
Yes, you can use homemade whipped cream instead of frozen whipped topping. Just make sure to whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
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Want to make this delicious recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin it so that you can come back to it later.
- 9×13 baking dish
- mixing bowls
- 15.25 ounces Funfetti cake mix
- ¾ cup butter melted
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles divided
- 16 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed and divided
- 1.5 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, melted butter, water, eggs, and vanilla until completely mixed, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Transfer the cake batter to the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle returns clean. Place the baking dish on a wire rack and allow the cake to cool completely.
- Beat the cream cheese with the powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in ¼ cup sprinkles. Then, fold in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the cake.
- Next, whisk together the pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes or until it begins to thicken. Spread the pudding over the top of the cream cheese layer.
- Add a final layer with the remaining whipped topping and decorate with the remaining sprinkles.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving.