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Skinny Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

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Uh, yeah.

It’s another skinny batter dip.

It’s a little redundant, I know. But I have a good reason:

I will never post a skinny dessert recipe on this blog unless it TASTES LIKE DESSERT!

I did a lot of  “skinny” dessert testing in December, because I wanted to have some great recipes that would fit in with your (and my) 2014 healthy eating resolutions. And I was super disappointed to discover that there are a lot of great looking skinny dessert recipes out there that do not taste anything like dessert… or like food.

In the end, I found an oatmeal recipe I really liked (to be posted soon!) and this Skinny Funfetti Cake Batter Dip. And you know it’s good, because it passed the I-have-a-ridiculous-sweet-tooth test!

I modified the recipe I’m sharing today from Six Sisters Stuff, but I’ve also seen a version on The Domestic Rebel!

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Truth be told, I was a little underwhelmed with the dip immediately after making it. But after it chilled overnight in my refrigerator, it was seriously unbelievable! I couldn’t believe what a difference the chill time made. Instead of tasting like a bunch of separate ingredients (which still tasted okay), it actually tasted like CAKE BATTER and was absolutely delicious!!

As you can see in the photos, the only downside to overnight chilling is that the sprinkles bleed quite a bit. I solved this (to my satisfaction, anyway) by simply adding more sprinkles after the dip was poured into its serving bowl. You could also easily avoid this pitfall by using a white cake mix in place of the Funfetti cake mix, and then adding sprinkles just before serving.

Enjoy!

Skinny Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

Yield: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt (I prefer Chobani)
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip lite/free/sugar free
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup milk (skim or almond)
  • 15.25 ounces Funfetti or white cake mix
  • Sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt and the cool whip until completely incorporated.
  2. Whisk in the cake mix in 1/4 cup increments, whisking in between each addition.
  3. As the mixture becomes stiff, add 1/4 cup of milk at a time (alternately with the cake mix) to thin it out to a desired consistency*.
  4. STRONGLY SUGGEST chilling the dip over night (covered).
  5. Garnish with sprinkles just before serving with pretzels, apples, graham crackers, etc...

Notes

*I used 1 cup, but you may prefer your dip to be thicker than I did, which I why I don't recommend pouring in the entire cup of milk from the start.

Calories 179, Fat 7.5g, Carbs 25.3g, Protein 3g, Fiber .5g | Nutrition calculated at caloriecount.about.com using Cool Whip Free and Unsweetened Almond Milk

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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17 Responses to “Skinny Funfetti Cake Batter Dip”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on January 3, 2014 at 4:04 am (#)

    Skinny is great, especially if it tastes like the real deal or a real dessert. I dont want skinny if it tastes like beans in brownies, you know what I mean :) pinned

  2. Megan - The Emotional Baker posted on January 3, 2014 at 7:32 am (#)

    What a neat idea! I’ll have to give this a try :)

  3. Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon posted on January 3, 2014 at 9:15 am (#)

    YUM! My kids would be all over this. Pinning now!

  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on January 3, 2014 at 9:46 am (#)

    This sounds amazing! I can’t do the skinny desserts that don’t taste good…why even bother! Thanks for the tip to chill…although I don’t know if I will be able to wait that long :-)

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on January 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm (#)

    I know, skinny needs to be good or yuck! And not only is this fabulous but it’s GORGEOUS!

  6. Jennie @themessybakerblog posted on January 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm (#)

    I agree. Dessert must taste like dessert–skinny or not. This really looks amazing. I loved the pb yogurt dip you made. I eat it all the time, either as a dip or by the spoonful. I can’t wait to give this a whirl. Happy New Year! Pinned.

  7. Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat posted on January 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm (#)

    I’m totally with you. To be honest, when I see “skinny desserts”, I don’t even bother because, um hello?! So I’m totally taking your word on this and going to try it out. I do love all things cake batter!

  8. Erin | The Emerging Foodie posted on January 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm (#)

    And this?? Going crazy over here. Pinning!

  9. Carrie This Home posted on January 4, 2014 at 4:09 pm (#)

    I just made this today with my daughter and it’s great! So happy to find a skinny recipe that tastes as good as the real stuff!

  10. Christie - Food Done Light posted on January 7, 2014 at 10:24 am (#)

    Love this recipe. I love the idea of using a cake mix to flavor the dip. Can’t wait to try it.

  11. amy posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm (#)

    Do you have any idea what this would taste like with gluten free cake mix? I would hate to spend the money on a mix and it doesn’t work well with the other ingredients. Thanks!

    • Ashton replied: — January 10th, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

      No clue. But if you’re willing to be the guinea pig, be sure to come back and comment to let us all know! :)

  12. Caroline posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm (#)

    holy moly this stuff is amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing. is it a problem that i’m just eating it off a spoon??

  13. Jordan posted on February 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm (#)

    What is the sugar content?

  14. liana posted on February 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm (#)

    this recipe is amazing made it yesterday however I have been doing a calorie counter to keep track of all my daily intake and was wondering how many grams of sugar are in this? the rest of the nutritional facts are on there just not the sugar if you could please list that I would really appreciate it.

  15. Lana G posted on February 27, 2014 at 2:58 pm (#)

    Do you have any other suggestions on what to serve this with? Would any other fruits besides apples taste good with it? I plan on making this for a friend’s birthday next week and I want to give her a lot of options. Thanks! This looks great!

  16. Nikki posted on August 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm (#)

    I just made this. I used powdered peanut butter instead. Delicious!

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