Cookies/ Desserts

Birthday Cake No Bake Cookies

How do you make a no bake cookie taste like a birthday cake?!  Well read on to find out!  This is another easy no bake cookie recipe that would be perfect for any party…or late night snack.  Plus if you need a quick dessert to whip up, no bake cookies are always a great idea.  

After making the Butterscotch No Bake Cookies awhile back, I told James I wanted to make a Vanilla No Bake Cookie, and use white chocolate chips, instead of the butterscotch chips I used in the Butterscotch No Bakes.  James isn’t much of a white chocolate fan— that’s a love or hate kind of food— so James asked me if I could make a no bake cookie that tasted like birthday cake.  Yessssssss.

So after a little kitchen experimentation, and a few different batches to get the recipe just right, I have for you a no bake cookie that tastes like birthday cake!!  The first trial run in making these cookies yielded an EXTREMELY sugary cookie, and you could taste the white chocolate in them.  Not what I was going for.  So with the changes I made in the second batch, I was pretty excited about the taste and flavor.  There’s white chocolate in these cookies, but you can’t taste it in this recipe.  Trust meeeeeeeee!  It’s straight up birthday cake flavor  🙂

Birthday Cake No Bake Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 15-20 Cooking Time: 1-minute


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup dry Funfetti cake mix
  • 2-1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles, plus more for sprinkling on top



Lay a strip of foil or parchment paper on the counter to drop your cookies on after they have cooked.


In a medium sized pot, on medium high heat on the stovetop, add the butter, almond milk and sugar to the pot. Stir occasionally. Just as the mixture comes to a boil, set the timer for 1-minute. Stir the mixture continuously as it boils for the minute. After the minute is up, remove the pot from the stove.


Immediately add the vanilla bean paste or extract, the salt and the white chocolate chips. Stir the mixture several times until the white chocolate chips start to melt. Stir in the dry Funfetti cake mix and a cup of oats. Stir until combined. Add the additional 1-1/2 cups of oats to the mixture, stirring until well combined. Wait a moment before adding the sprinkles to the mixture, or they will melt.


Scoop desired sized cookies onto foil or parchment paper and immediately top with additional sprinkles. Let cookies set.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies stay fresh for 3-4 days.

The addition of more sprinkles on top of the cookies is TOTALLY necessary!

These cookies would be fun at a birthday party too!  You could use any color sprinkles to fit your theme.  Plus everyone loves sprinkles!  What is your favorite type of no bake cookie??  Which flavor should I tackle next??  And if you make this recipe and are wondering what the heck to do with the leftover dry cake mix, don’t worry….I got ya covered 😉 Stay tuned for a recipe using up leftover dry cake mix!!  Make sure you subscribe to my blog, so you don’t miss it!



PS- I have linked this recipe up at the following link parties: Meal Plan Monday, Sugar and Spice, Pin Junkie, Pretty Pintastic Party and Weekend Potluck.

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  • Reply
    Ashley K
    July 25, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    Hmmmm.. my ideas for more no bake experimentation would be s’more cookies or thin-mint/mint-chip cookies. What do you think??

    • Reply
      July 25, 2017 at 12:13 PM

      I like your thinking! You got my wheels turning….I will have to work on trying to figure both of those recipes out! Good idea! Are you going to be my taste tester?! 🙂 XOXOX

      • Reply
        Ashley K
        July 25, 2017 at 1:27 PM

        Heck yes, I’ll be your taste tester!! 😉

        I’d drive down there just for that (and to see you, of course :-P)!!

        I would love to help!! I’m going to days as of next week, so I’ll have a normal person schedule again and will be off at 3:15pm mon-fri!! Let me know, girlie!!

        • Reply
          July 25, 2017 at 1:31 PM

          Awesome! That sounds like fun! I am off Friday-Monday 🙂 We will have to set up a day! XOXO

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    July 25, 2017 at 11:58 AM

    I love sprinkles and you always have the prettiest food. These cookies are so cute. I like the no bake part and I like white chocolate too. Thank you for sharing. Shared and pinned.

    • Reply
      July 25, 2017 at 12:16 PM

      Awww thank you Amy! You are so sweet 🙂 These were ((almost)) better than my no bake butterscotch cookies. Almost. Well maybe a tie. It would be like picking a favorite child lol. I love me some no bake cookies! Have a great day darling! XOXO

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    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    July 25, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    I love all these birthday cake flavour, and I LOVE that these are no-bake for these hot summer days!! Take care!! XO

    • Reply
      July 25, 2017 at 3:07 PM

      Thanks Katherine! No bake is all I can do is this 100-plus degree heat here in California! Have a great day darling! XOXO

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    July 25, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    GAH! RAINBOW SPRINKLES HOW I LOVE THEEEE!! I need to come up with a GIGI version cause you have no idea WHAT they to do my taste buds! They’re teasing me, hahahahahaha!

    • Reply
      July 25, 2017 at 8:22 PM

      Heheheh OMG!! How could we GiGi-fy rainbow sprinkles?!?! There’s gotta be a way!!! XOXO 🙂

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    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    July 25, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    These are totally the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen! Sprinkles make everything better :). Hope you’re having a great week, Kelly!

    • Reply
      July 25, 2017 at 8:23 PM

      Thank you Kelsie! Sprinkles always make me happy too hehehehe. I hope you are having a great week too my dear 🙂 XOXO

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    Ashika | Gardening Foodie
    July 25, 2017 at 11:13 PM

    😁OOOOH, I love birthday cake, and a cookie which tastes like birthady cake, is really genius.
    I am not a white chocolate fan either…but this recipe could just change my mind. Looks great.
    Hope you are having a great week Kelly😃

    • Reply
      July 26, 2017 at 5:56 AM

      Thanks Ashika! I swear you can’t taste the white chocolate in this cookie recipe! It just tastes like birthday cake yumminess hehehehe. Have a great week too! XOXO 🙂

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    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    July 26, 2017 at 5:38 AM

    All the summer birthdays should get these cute little no-bake cookies! I love it!!! Sprinkles always make everything better too!!!

    • Reply
      July 26, 2017 at 5:57 AM

      I agree Kim! These are perfect for birthday parties and SO easy to make! Doesn’t get much better than that. And sprinkles 🙂 XOXO

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    Maria Doss
    July 26, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    Sprinkles are always so fun!! Anything with Birthday cake in its name is comfort food to me <—personal problems:) These cookies look so beautiful and colorful. Have a great week Kelly!

    • Reply
      July 26, 2017 at 5:51 PM

      Thanks Maria! I think I could literally put sprinkles on EVERY dessert I make. That’s how much I love sprinkles hehehe. And birthday cake is so yummy. And now you can have it in cookie, no bake form, which only takes minutes to make. Dangerous 😉 Have a great week too my dear 🙂

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    August 1, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    i know some people swear by using clear vanilla to make that birthday cake flavor, but it makes a ton of sense (to me at least) to add actual birthday cake into something birthday cake flavored (; and perfect for summer! i’m sweating just sitting in my house, much less with the oven on lol.

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      August 2, 2017 at 3:06 PM

      I have used imitation vanilla extract before, to get that “bakery” taste, but these cookies DEFINITELY have that yummy birthday cake flavor because of the cake mix! And no oven needed in this hot weather 🙂 Have a great week my dear! XOXO

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    August 2, 2017 at 10:51 PM

    Birthday Cake no bake cookies!!!! OMG these sounds so yummy. We’re getting ready to go up to the mountains with our entire family, and we’ll be celebrating the July/August birthdays. I am totally going to make these tomorrow to bring with us on Friday. Love this!

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      August 3, 2017 at 8:20 AM

      Yay! That is awesome! Thank you Sarah! You will have to let me know what everyone thinks! Have a great trip to the mountains. Sounds like a super fun celebration! XOXO 🙂

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    Edith Weldon
    August 5, 2017 at 9:31 PM

    I don’t use almond milk, could I substitute regular milk. Or possibly condensed milk and leave out the sugar altogether?

    • Reply
      August 6, 2017 at 6:08 AM

      Hi Edith! You can use regular milk instead. I have never made these using sweetened condensed milk, so I’m not sure how they would turn out. I hope that helps! Just make sure you don’t boil for longer than the 1-minute 🙂 Let me know what you think if you make them. XOXO.

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    August 6, 2017 at 12:51 PM

    These look so fun! I think when the heat of summer is over, I can express a batch out to my grandbabies! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate 365 Link Party! So fun!

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      August 6, 2017 at 1:43 PM

      Awww totally Jan! They would love that! Thanks for hosting! So much fun! XOXO 🙂

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