This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. We only include brands we use and trust.
It’s time for a birthday and you are hoping to avoid baking. Maybe it’s too hot and you don’t want to turn on the oven. Or perhaps you tend to burn anything you put in the oven. No matter the reason, today I am coming to your rescue with 8 deliciously easy no bake birthday cake recipes.
Easy No Bake Birthday Cakes
Let’s face it – baking can make things complicated.
You have to pre-heat the oven. Make sure you have the correct temperature for the pan you choose. And remember to set the timer.
Even with all of those steps complete, there are no guarantees. It’s quite possible that when you open the oven door you could be staring at a disaster. (sad face)
Not to mention, that a hot oven can turn an uncomfortably warm kitchen into Hell’s Kitchen on a summer day.
No one wants to bake and try to frost a cake when they feel like they are melting…am I right?
Whether you have a “black thumb” when it comes to baking, or you are just hoping to avoid turning on the oven on a hot day no bake birthday cake recipes are the perfect solution!
Skip the BAKE and head straight to the CAKE
Today I am sharing the easiest no bake birthday cake recipes I have tried. Now, many of you know that I am all about super simple. So, for a few of the recipes you will also see my notes on how to modify the recipe to make it even easier!
So toss those oven mitts back in the drawer and let’s get started!
Birthday Cake Oreo Icebox Cake
I don’t want to give away my age, but Icebox Cakes were still quite popular when I was a little girl. I can remember my mom putting the layers of Nilla Wafers and Cool Whip into a pan and popping into the freezer for a special after dinner summertime treat.
Icebox Cakes are super easy and can easily be a replacement for a traditional birthday cake. This is especially true of this recipe since it uses Birthday Cake Oreos!
The cake requires no meticulous attention to detail at all! Yay! It’s basically just messy layers of oreos and chocolate cream. Of course, there are sprinkles on top because…um…hello….it’s a BIRTHDAY CAKE! Sprinkles are a requirement!
Visit Sweetest Menu for the full recipe
No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna
Remember where I said above that I would be sharing my personal tips to simplify some of these recipes? Well this is one of them.
The original recipe calls for homemade pudding and whipped cream. If you have the time and the desire, then go for it! However, if you are looking to reduce your time in the kitchen then here are some simple substitutions: Instant Pudding and Cool Whip.
The cookies in this No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna are called Pizelles. You might be able to find them at your grocery store, but if not you can get them here.
Visit Wine and Glue for the full recipe
Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treat Cake
At a recent birthday party I had a fruity pebble marshmallow treat for the first time and my mind was blown! I couldn’t believe such a simple ingredient swap could result in such a delicious treat.
The steps are exactly the same. Just combine Fruity Pebbles and Rice Krispies in a 50:50 ratio before you get started. The results are adorably festive!
Visit Glorious Treats for the full recipe
No Bake Birthday Cheesecake
It’s easy to love this recipe since it is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to make! After putting the ingredients together all you have to do is set in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
Even more exciting is that you only need 5 ingredients and one of them is a box of birthday cake mix. That is what gives this no bake dessert it’s special birthday flare. Now that is my type of treat!
See the full recipe at Delish
Funfetti Lush Dessert
Here we go! Birthday cake oreo crust, vanilla pudding and a cream cheese layer flavored with funfetti cake mix. Now there’s a no bake dessert that is perfect for a simple birthday celebration!
In the original recipe it calls for putting regular sprinkles on top. Now, that might work in your house but in my house there is a current obsession with all things unicorn. Lucky for me I found these amazing Unicorn Candyfetti sprinkles that brought a huge smile to my unicorn loving little one.
Original recipe found at Brown Eyed Baker
No Bake Unicorn Cake
Speaking of unicorns, you will definitely want to try out this Rachel Ray version. She claims that a unicorn is her spirit animal! I can’t blame her, I am pretty sure it was mine too when I was 8 years old.
This simple dessert is created by layering store bought pound cake, three flavors of sorbet and then topped with whipped topping and frozen.
I am sure the sorbet is delicious, but might be a little too grown up for your guest of honors tastes. In that case, I would recommend following the same steps but instead of sorbet I would recommend:
- 1st layer – Bubble Gum Ice Cream
- 2nd layer – Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- 3rd layer – Birthday Cake Ice Cream
Visit Rachel Ray Show for the full recipe
Healthy No Bake Watermelon Cake
This simple recipe is quick, easy and healthy. With a few ingredients and a sharp knife you can enjoy this refreshing summer cake in no time.
Reading the reviews I saw that one person actually sliced the watermelon into 4 rounds and stacked them like a layered cake with whipped topping in between. I think this is a great idea and would make it more “cake like”.
See original recipe at Kraft Recipes
Chocolate Raspberry No Bake Cake
The combination of chocolate, cream and raspberries is simple and delicious. The recipe calls for Nabisco’s Chocolate Wafer cookies, but you could substitute Oreos if you already have them on hand.
This recipe also keeps well in the fridge so it is the perfect make ahead dessert for any special occasion.
Find the full recipe at Sugar Hero
Related Post: Super Easy Birthday Cake Alternatives
There you have it mama! 8 deliciously simple no bake birthday cake recipes. Perfect for your next summer celebration or anytime you want to skip the bake and head straight to cake 😉
We would love to hear from you! What is your biggest challenge when it comes to hosting a celebration? Please comment below!