This DIY Dunkaroo dip is a homemade version of the classic childhood treat you’d stick in your lunchbox. Easy, 3-ingredient funfetti cake mix dip that’s perfect for animal cracker dunking, and loaded with sprinkles!
Why this is going to be your new favorite thing
- It’s so easy to make. I mean seriously, so easy.
- People go nuts for this! It will disappear so quickly at parties, so make sure you get your share first ;)
- There are no crazy ingredients, and it’s easily customizable.
Tips for making Dunkaroo Dip
- Use a large bowl – larger than you think you’ll need! This will help you mix everything together thoroughly without having to be super cautious not to spill cake mix everywhere.
- Use a sturdy wooden spoon and spatula to mix everything together. You can even use a large whisk if you’d like, you’ll just need to scrape the mix out from the middle. Wooden spoons or large, sturdy spatulas are your best bet.
- We’re making this Dunkaroo Dip recipe with yogurt, and I recommend using vanilla-flavored. Use a kind you know you like the flavor of!
- You’ll notice that after you’ve combined everything, there’s probably not a whole lot of “funfetti” happening. It’s going to smell like it, but not look it – the colors of the sprinkles won’t stick out much when they’ve been combined with the yogurt and Cool Whip.
This is when we add extra sprinkles, because why not?
- Transfer to a clean, smaller bowl for serving. Make sure it’s a good size for people to dip into, and a bowl that’s safe to go in the fridge (since that’s where it will need to be stored).
- And at the risk of being a broken record… add more sprinkles :)
Heat treating the flour in the cake mix
If you’re concerned about the potential for bacteria in raw flour, you can quickly heat treat it by spreading it out onto a baking sheet and toasting it at 350°F for 5 minutes. Let it cool, then follow the instructions above.
Just note that the sprinkles in the funfetti cake mix may discolor or become a bit melty and spread. But don’t despair – that’s just more reason to add even more sprinkles :)
You don’t need exact quantities
I wanted to make the quantities easy: a whole box of funfetti cake mix, a whole container of yogurt, a whole container of Cool Whip.
But that doesn’t mean your Dunkaroo Dip won’t work if you don’t have exactly those amounts. so don’t fret! The only difference you’ll see might be in the texture – if you’re low on the wet ingredients, the dip will be a little more dense.
- If you’re low on the cake mix, it might be a little fluffier. No matter what, it will be delicious :)
- One time when I made this, all I had was one of those little 6 ounce single serving yogurts and it worked out just fine – so if you don’t have a full 8 ounces of yogurt, I promise everything will be okay.
- Similarly, some boxes of cake mix come in 18.9 ounce boxes, some come with 15.25 ounces. Both are fine!
Quick story time
If you’d like to skip this, just jump straight to the recipe!
At a previous job, it was discussed that some of my coworkers had never experienced Dunkaroos when they were first around. I couldn’t let that slide, so I decided to whip this up in the middle of the day at my office so they could experience this sprinkle-filled, cake batter flavored 90s nostalgia.
One of my coworkers went on a Prime Now spending spree (back before it was just Whole Foods orders) and I further indulged his new addiction and asked him to add the ingredients for this dip.
Side note: Our order was a really, really weird assortment of stuff. A computer monitor cable, ice cream, Cool Whip, funfetti cake mix, yogurt, pudding, a fan… there may have even been a rom-com and a litter of puppies in there, I don’t remember.
But I’m fairly sure that the guy delivering our order assumed it was for a female computer technician who was PMSing, having hot flashes and going through a breakup.
Once it all arrived I mixed everything together, and my desk neighbor dunked a cracker in it, tasted it, grabbed another cracker and tasted it again, and then frantically searched for his own bowl to pile dip and crackers into while muttering, “You are a WIZARD”.
I don’t use Snapchat, but evidently he also snapped a picture of it all with a caption to that effect as well. Another coworker just kept repeating, “How does this taste like cake batter? I mean, I know what’s in it, but… HOW? HOW IS THIS SO GOOD?!” every time he took a bite.
Others gave me some serious high fives, fist bumps, and a lot of almost NSFW moaning and groaning. When it was almost gone, I dared my office manager to lick the bowl. While I didn’t actually see her do it, that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen…
So… yeah. I’d say this is a winner winner,
chicken cake batter dinner dessert.
Prepare to be the most popular person you know
Go make a batch of this Dunkaroo Dip and just watch a mass of people come flocking toward you. These are your new best friends – treat them well, and make sure you have a plentiful supply of animal crackers!
I’m serious, order them in bulk (affiliate link). You’ll thank me later.
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- 1 box Funfetti cake mix, 18.9 oz or 15.25 oz box*
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 8 ounces Cool Whip, taken from the fridge, not freezer
- Rainbow sprinkles, optional for adding more color (I usually add about ¼ cup)
- Animal crackers, for dipping
- In a large bowl, use a large wooden spoon or spatula to combine Funfetti mix*, yogurt and Cool Whip and stir until well combined.
- Cover and place in fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Top with extra sprinkles, serve with animal crackers for dipping and enjoy!
- *Note about dry cake mix: If you’re concerned about the potential for bacteria in raw flour, you can quickly heat treat it by spreading it out onto a baking sheet and toasting it at 350°F for 5 minutes. Let it cool, then follow the instructions above. Just note that the sprinkles in the funfetti cake mix may discolor or become a bit melty and spread.
- Make sure your Cool Whip is thawed before you start, otherwise you are going to have a heck of time getting it to combine well.
- You can use a hand mixer or just a spoon to stir - it's up to your personal preference.