The Best No Bake Birthday Cake Recipes
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!
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8 Amazing No Bake Birthday Cake Recipes
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!
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.
Fruity Pebbles 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!
Best Birthday Cake Cheesecake
It’s easy to love this recipe since it is delicious and only takes 30 minutes to make! After putting the ingredients together all you have to do is set in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
Can you imagine how yummy a cake made from Cool Whip, Golden Oreos and Funfetti Cake mix will be?
No Bake Funfetti Lush Dessert
This recipe is similar to the one above, but is a little easier if you are short on time and still want to throw together a super delish no-bake birthday cake.
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!
No Bake Unicorn Birthday Cheesecake -
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.
Fresh 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”.
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.
No-Bake Millionaire Pie
Ok, this isn't a cake - it's a pie, but it's so delicious and fun that it's perfect for a birthday celebration.
In this recipe store-bought, graham cracker pie crust is filled with cherries, pineapple, coconut, and nuts. The delicious flavors combine for a rich and decadent dessert that the birthday boy or girl will love!
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 😉
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We would love to hear from you! What is your biggest challenge when it comes to hosting a celebration? Please comment below!
My son’s birthday is coming up and I was totally thinking of making him an icebox cake. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
You are welcome. I am sure it will be a hit (and super easy to make). I love sharing simple ideas to keep bithdays simple so moms can be stress free.