If you’re looking for a fun, unique, and delicious way to celebrate, this Birthday Cake Cheese Ball is the perfect sweet treat. Colorful and full of birthday cake flavor, this dessert cheese ball is a crowd pleaser!
Many of you know how much I love a cheese ball recipe here on Inspired by Charm. Well, recently, I realized I’d never created a dessert-style cheese ball. That needed to change immediately so today I’m sharing this recipe for a Birthday Cake Cheese Ball!
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Birthday Cake Cheese Ball:
I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but birthday cake ranks near the top of my favorite desserts. I’m sure it sounds crazy to some folks. However, I’m even a fan of the classic grocery store birthday cake. Serve it up with a scoop of ice cream, and I’m a happy human. Anyone else? (BTW, for me, it needs to be vanilla cake, vanilla icing, and vanilla ice cream.)
I suppose that’s why a birthday cake-inspired cheese ball seems like an excellent idea. Covered with sprinkles, it’s not only yummy but fun and colorful, too!
How to Make a Birthday Cake Cheese Ball:
The process is simple. Start by whipping together cream cheese and butter.
Next, beat in funfetti cake mix, extra sprinkles, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract. There’s just a touch of almond extract in this recipe, but I think it adds a depth of flavor. I personally love desserts with almond extract.
Once everything is incorporated, transfer the mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap. As you wrap it, shape it into a ball. Then, place the cheeseball in the refrigerator so it can firm up.
Before serving, roll the ball in a bowl filled with sprinkles. It’s at this point that the magic happens! The ball instantly transforms into this colorful sprinkle-coated beauty. What’s not to love!?
After that, your Birthday Cake Cheese Ball is ready to be served. I chose vanilla wafers and shortbread for serving, but feel free to use whatever cookies you like best.
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Obviously, this Birthday Cake Cheese Ball is perfect for a birthday party. However, I think the classic flavor would make it a delicious addition to any get-together. And feel free to change the color of the sprinkles to suit your celebration. The options are endless.
And that’s it, my friends. A dessert cheese ball recipe dressed to impress. Your friends and family will be delighted!
Birthday Cake Cheese Ball Recipe:
Birthday Cake Cheese Ball
- In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- Add the cake mix, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, and 1/4 cup of extra sprinkles.
- Once everything is incorporated, transfer the mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap. As you wrap it, shape it into a ball. Then, place the cheeseball in the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours so it can firm up.
- Before serving, roll the ball in a bowl filled with sprinkles.
- After that, your Birthday Cake Cheese Ball is ready to be served. I chose vanilla wafers and shortbread for serving, but feel free to use whatever cookies you like best.