Happy Birthday Cake Fluff Salad Recipe

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This birthday cake fluff salad recipe is a fun and colorful dessert for your next birthday party. The sweet and fluffy marshmallow salad is great as a dip or to eat with a spoon.

If you love that birthday cake flavor in desserts, add this one to your list. With Funfetti cake mix as one of the ingredients, you get that cake batter flavor that so many of us drool over.

Funfetti fluff in a bowl with graham crackers around.

Funfetti Birthday Cake Fluff Salad Dessert

Rainbow colors, indulgently sweet, easy to make, yep–I think this marshmallow dessert recipe checks all our boxes over here. This fluffy delight is perfect for unicorn parties, birthday parties, or any happy and colorful event.

As I mentioned in the birthday cheese ball post, there are different varieties of funfetti cake mix to use if you want different colors. You can switch up the sprinkles, and even explore different colors of marshmallows.

If you want a tasty dip option for the fall season, give this pumpkin fluff dip a try. The more sweet dips, the better if you ask me!

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Marshmallows, funfetti cake mix, sprinkles, and other ingredients for fluff salad.

Birthday Fluff Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this marshmallow salad recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Vanilla instant pudding: Get vanilla or french vanilla instant pudding mix.
  • Milk: I use 2% milk for this recipe. Feel free to use your choice of milk when making pudding.
  • Vanilla extract: Cake batter extract would also be good.
  • Funfetti cake mix: A box of Funfetti cake mix or any type of confetti cake mix.
  • Whipped topping: A tub of Cool Whip or your favorite brand of whipped topping.
  • Mini marshmallows: Use rainbow marshmallows for even more color.
  • Sprinkles: Rainbow sprinkles or whichever colors you prefer.
  • Optional dippers like, graham crackers, animal crackers, or use mini tasting spoons.

Funfetti Cake Mix Fluff Salad Directions

Heat-treat the cake mix for safety. Spread the dry cake mix onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 mins to kill off any harmful bacteria. Let cool before adding to the ingredients.

Whisk the cold milk and pudding mix in a large mixing bowl until it is smooth.

Vanilla pudding in a mixing bowl.
Vanilla pudding with vanilla extract.

Stir in the vanilla extract and dry cake mix.

Cake mix in with vanilla pudding mixture.

Mix in the tablespoons of sprinkles.

Sprinkles in with vanilla pudding mixture.

Fold in the whipped topping until the mixture is well combined.

Whipped topping in pudding mixture in a bowl.

Add in the mini marshmallows and stir until coated.

Marshmallows in the bowl with pudding mixture.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.

Mixed marshmallow fluff in the bowl.

Add extra sprinkles to the top and serve!

Dipping a graham cracker into birthday fluff.

Include some mini tasting spoons, graham crackers, animal crackers, or any other dippers you think will go well with the marshmallow fluff.

Little bowl of birthday cake fluff salad with sprinkles.

I think pretzel crisps would be great to break up some of the sweet flavor with some salty!

Birthday fluff topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

Top with a cherry, add a birthday candle, or dress this dessert up however you want to fit your celebration!

Spoon full of birthday marshmallow fluff salad.
Marshmallow fluff salad with sprinkles and graham crackers.

Birthday Fluff Salad Recipe Notes and FAQ

How should I store leftover fluff salad?

Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Bowl of fluff salad with a graham cracker and a cherry topping.

Can I make fluff salad the day before?

It’s best to make this birthday fluff the night before you plan to serve it.

Funfetti fluff salad surrounded by graham crackers.
Yield: 12

Birthday Cake Fluff

Funfetti fluff in a bowl with graham crackers around.

Sweet and colorful marshmallow fluff salad for a birthday party. Funfetti fluff has that birthday cake flavor we all know and love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3.4oz vanilla pudding packet
  • 1 ½ cup cold milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups dry funfetti cake mix (about half a box)
  • 8 oz container cool whip
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles, plus extra for garnish

Instructions

  1. Spread cake mix on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 mins to kill off any harmful bacteria. Let cool before adding to the ingredients.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the cold milk into the vanilla pudding mix until smooth.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract and dry cake mix. 
  4. Mix in the tablespoons of sprinkles, and fold in the cool whip until well combined. 
  5. Add in the mini marshmallows until coated.
  6. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. Add extra sprinkles for garnish. Enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

This fluff salad can be prepared the night before.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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