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If you want a quick and easy dessert, this Cake Batter Dip is a great one to try! It’s an easy chocolate dip made with devil’s food cake mix and cream cheese. It’s chocolatey, smooth, and creamy – pair it with fruit, cookies, pretzels, and pie crust dippers for a fun and easy treat.

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Four Ingredient Cake Batter Dip

Cake dip is also super versatile – have I mentioned it’s a cake mix dip? Yep, you can use all kinds of cake mixes to make this fun dip, but today it’s all about devil’s food cake mix. Chocolate fans: this one’s for you!

This is a quick mix and serve dessert – you only need 4 ingredients!

The dip is made with a dry cake mix combined with butter and cream cheese for a creamy, rich chocolate dip. It’s a great excuse to keep cake mix on hand in the pantry!

I love it as a fruit dip, but you can pair it with cookies or try my fun pie crust dippers with it.

It might look like a bowl of chocolate frosting, but this cookie dip with cake mix really does taste like chocolate cake batter. If you were a kid who loved to lick the beaters when your mom made a cake, you will love this cake batter dip with cream cheese.

What’s in Cake Dip

Softened cream cheese: Make sure it’s softened so there are no lumps in your dip.

Softened butter: Salted or unsalted works

Devil’s Food Cake Mix: Or any chocolate cake mix – dry mix only! You can also make this with yellow cake mix for funfetti cake dip – or use any flavor cake mix.

Milk: Nonfat or regular, or nondairy works

Powdered sugar: For sweetness!

How to Make Cake Batter Dip

  1. Place the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat them with an electric mixer until the mixture is fluffy.
  2. Add the dry cake mix and three tablespoons of milk and mix until well combined.
  3. Slowly add the powdered sugar to the cake batter mixture and mix well. Add more milk a few tablespoons at a time until the dip reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Give it a taste test and if it needs more sugar, add a little more powdered sugar. This will thicken the dip, so you may need to add a bit of milk to thin it.
Graham cracker being dipped into a bowl of cake batter dip

What to Serve with Cake Batter Dip

I love this cake batter dip recipe with pie crust dippers! They are so simple to make – here’s what you will need:

  • Refrigerated pie crust
  • Melted butter
  • Granulated sugar

Unroll the pie crust and cut out shapes. Place the cutouts on a prepared baking sheet, brush them with butter, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake them for five to seven minutes at 350°F. Let them cool before serving them with the dip.

You can also serve devil’s food dip with:

  • Fruit like sliced apples, bananas, and strawberries.
  • Pair it with shortbread cookies, gingersnaps, or vanilla and chocolate wafers. Or make it an animal cracker dip for the kids and pair it with a box of animal crackers!
  • For a salty-sweet snack, pair the dip with salted pretzels, pita chips, or buttery crackers.
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Expert Tips

  • Not into chocolate? You can use a different kind of cake mix! I love funfetti cake batter dip, but you can also try lemon, carrot cake, strawberry, and vanilla cake mix – there are a lot of options.
  • Take it up a notch with a mix-in! Feel free to add crushed cookies, chopped nuts, or sprinkles to your cake batter dip.
  • How to store cake batter dip: Cover the bowl of cake dip with plastic wrap and keep the dip in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to a week. Be sure to stir it well before serving. If it’s thickened up on you, add a little milk to thin it.
  • Make it sugar-free: use sugar-free cake mix and Swerve sugar free powdered sugar!

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Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip is chocolatey, smooth, and creamy – pair it with fruit, cookies, pretzels, and pie crust dippers for a fun and easy treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter, softened (or salted)
  • 1 cup (128g) dry cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1 cup (113g) powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) nonfat milk (or any milk)
  • Sprinkles for garnish
  • Assorted dippers for serving


  • Beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until smooth. Add cake mix and powdered sugar and mix until crumbly.
  • Add milk and mix until smooth, adding more milk if needed for desired consistency.
  • Serve room temperature with assorted dippers. Top with sprinkles for garnish, if desired.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Recipe Notes

  • Use ANY cake mix or brownie mix for this – any flavor works.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 444IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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This Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip is perfect for entertaining! It’s so versatile and can be paired with almost anything – we love it with pie crust dippers.

Last Updated on June 2, 2022

Dorothy Kern

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  1. You guys are too funny! Ashton’s recipes are amazing, as are yours. I dare to compete with either, so I’ll just use all of your recipes! Again, why mess with perfection! And trust me, I feel your pain on the elf antics. This was our first year for it, I had big plans, extravagant ideas. Yeah, I found myself every morning sending Aiden back into his room to grab something while I frantically (yet strategicaly) repositioned Fred. Oh the things we take on! I think he’s okay with it though, I bake cupcakes :o)

  2. I have been meaning to try these cake batter dips! Yours looks so yummy and I love the dippers 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  3. This sounds sooo yummy! I think this could definitely get me into some trouble though! I am pinning this and trying it later:) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. Honestly, you always have me in stitches. It’s amazing the things we do for our kids. This sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!