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10 Things to Make With Funfetti Mix That Are Even Better Than Cake

Funfetti Donuts -- Thrillist Recipes
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When I was a kid and first saw Funfetti wedged on the shelf between chocolate and vanilla, I asked my mom the obvious question: what kind of flavor is Funfetti? “It tastes like happiness,” she answered. 

While that’s now also how I describe 99-cent pizza at 3am on a Saturday, my mom’s Care Bear-like explanation held up even as I got older. And since I’ve tested it out on every dish from waffles to milkshakes, I'm pretty trustworthy: everything tastes happier with Funfetti in the mix. The only thing I have left to try is 99-cent Funfetti pizza.

Funfetti Crackle Cookies -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Crackle Cookies Recipe

Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 32

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix and flour until well mixed. Stir in the eggs, oil, and vanilla and mix until smooth.
    Using a tablespoon, form dough into balls, then roll in the powdered sugar to coat. Place on prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are set and cookies begin to look crackled.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
Funfetti Cheesecake Dip -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Cheesecake Dip Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 cups

INGREDIENTS:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups Funfetti cake mix
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Vanilla wafers for serving
DIRECTIONS:
  • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in cake mix and powdered sugar; stir until smooth.
  • Serve immediately with wafer cookies.
Funfetti Whoopie Pie -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Whoopie Pie Recipe

Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 6

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix

  • 1 ⅓ cups Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS:
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat together all cake ingredients with an electric mixer until combined.
  • Pour batter into a 1 gallon resealable plastic bag. Snip a small corner off the bottom and pipe 4-inch circles, 1 inch apart, onto the baking sheets (you should be able to fit 6 on each sheet).  Alternatively, use a ¼-cup scoop.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and set in the centers. Let cool for a couple minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the filling, beat together marshmallow, shortening, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Once cookies are cool, spread ¼ cup of frosting on the flat side of one cookie. Top with a second cookie, flat side down to make a sandwich. Repeat with the rest.
Funfetti Waffles -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Waffles Recipe

Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 large

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
DIRECTIONS:
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, buttermilk, oil, and eggs.
  • Fill a preheated Belgian waffle iron with batter and cook for 3 minutes.
Funfetti Rice Krispies -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Rice Krispies Recipe

Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
  • ⅔ cup Funfetti cake mix
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS:
  • Spray a 13-by-9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and stir to coat. Continue stirring until marshmallows are melted.
  • Remove from heat; stir in cake mix until well combined. Add Rice Krispies and chocolate; stir until well coated.
  • Using a greased spatula, spread and press mixture evenly into the pan. Let it cool completely at room temperature.
  • Cut into 12 squares.
Funfetti Donuts -- Thrillist Recipes
Laura Murray/Thrillist

Funfetti Donuts Recipe

Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 16

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 ¾ cups Funfetti cake mix
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a donut pan lightly with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat all ingredients together until well combined. Transfer batter to a gallon-size plastic bag. Cut off a bottom corner of the bag and squeeze batter into each donut mold, filling them about ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, until tops are slightly browned and spring back when touched.
  • Let donuts cool in pan for 5 minutes and then turn pan upside down over a wire rack to remove.
Funfetti Whipped Cream -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Whipped Cream Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 cups

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup Funfetti cake mix
DIRECTIONS:
  • Pour heavy whipping cream into a large bowl and beat on high with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Add cake mix and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
Funfetti Puppy Chow -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Puppy Chow Recipe

Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 5 cups

INGREDIENTS:
  • 5 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup Funfetti cake mix
    ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup milk chocolate M&M's
DIRECTIONS:
  • Place Rice Chex in a large bowl; set aside.
  • Combine cake mix and powdered sugar in a large plastic bag or Tupperware with lid; set aside.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave (in 30-second increments, stirring each time with a silicone spatula) or over the stove using a double boiler. Stir in cream cheese and milk until combined.
  • Pour chocolate over Rice Chex cereal and stir until well coated. Transfer cereal into the bag or Tupperware with powdered sugar and cake mix. Shake until well coated.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and let cool.
  • Mix with M&M's and serve.
Funfetti Fudge -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Fudge Recipe

Total Time: 10 minutes, plus chilling time
Yield: 16 servings

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups Funfetti cake mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup hot milk
DIRECTIONS:
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix and powdered sugar. Add butter, chocolate, and milk; stir to combine. Quickly spread fudge into an 8-by-8-inch greased pan.
  • Refrigerate until completely chilled, about 1 hour, then cut into 2-inch squares.
Funfetti Milkshake -- Thrillist Recipes
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Funfetti Milkshake Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup Funfetti cake mix
  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
  • Rainbow sprinkles for garnish (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
  • Combine ice cream, milk, and cake mix in a blender. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately; garnish with whipped cream and more sprinkles if desired.