I’m a big believer in celebrating pretty much everything.
I celebrate when a bad day ends. I celebrate everyone’s birthdays. I celebrate holidays. I just love celebrating. (Or really, I just love a good excuse to pig out and drink).
Don’t read ‘celebrating’ to be the slightly-nutty person who paints their face green, wears head-to-toe green and wears a giant emerald boa for St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t do monochromatic colors except black, and I don’t wear boas. And I certainly won’t be blowing kazoos after a rough day of work. BUT, I will take the time to appreciate the small feats – a person’s living to a certain age, for example, or nailing an interview, perhaps. And by celebrating, I mean drinking. Seriously – copious amounts of alcohol will be consumed.
That, and food. I want all the food.
Cake is always good celebrating food. But sometimes the idea of baking a cake seems a feat in itself. There’s the whole cooling period, and don’t even get me started on frosting it. I am the worst cake froster in the history of the land. Like, they’re comically terrible. I once took a cake decorating class at Michael’s and dropped out because I felt so defeated that I couldn’t make an icing rose. The icing rose did me in. I’ll forever be branded a Michael’s dropout.
So anyway. Cake, but not cake. This pie is technically a cake-but-not-cake since it tastes like cake but is the opposite: it’s a fabulous, luscious, creamy pie. And you totally need it in your pie-hole like yesterday.
I came up with this idea after seeing my friend Julianne’s post about Funfetti Cream Pie Cookie Cups. She seriously put Funfetti Cream Pie inside of a cookie cup. Genius much? Then I figured, if she can make Funfetti Cream Pie, so can I. And here we are. Sans cookie – you can check out Julianne’s recipe for that! – but every bit as delicious. And oh so creeeeeeeamy.
*inspired by Julianne’s recipe
Funfetti Cream Pie
- 1 prepared graham cracker pie crust
- 2 small (3.4 oz each) boxes vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 cup yellow cake mix just the dry mix
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- Rainbow sprinkles or jimmies
- First, prepare your whipped cream. Place your stand mixer bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for about 15 minutes prior to starting. This will ensure they're extra cold for your homemade cake batter whipped cream.
- Once thoroughly chilled, place the 2 cups of the heavy cream into the mixer bowl and begin whipping on HIGH speed for about 4-5 minutes or until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the cup of dry, powdered cake mix and continue beating on HIGH for an additional 2 minutes or until stiff peaks have been achieved. Sprinkle in some rainbow jimmies to combine. Set mixture aside in fridge.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the two boxes of pudding mix, the almond extract and the 2 cups of cold milk. Mixture will be thick. Stir in a handful of rainbow sprinkles. Fold HALF of the whipped cream into the pudding mixture until combined; spread evenly and carefully into the prepared pie crust. Top with remaining whipped cream.
- Refrigerate the pie for at LEAST 2 hours or until set, before cutting into slices. Store leftovers in the fridge covered for up to 2 days.
This pie is INCREDIBLE! It’s so rich, creamy and thick, just like Funfetti cake batter. You won’t believe how light and fluffy it is, thanks to the homemade cake batter whipped cream. Smothered in sprinkles and ultra sweet, this is the perfect treat for a cake batter lover!
Have a super sweet day!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
I’m such a celebratory person, too. I once celebrated a little too much. It involved too much merlot, a zoo wedding, a carousel, and a group of rowdy baristas. Three years ago and I still haven’t lived that one down. 😛 Funfetti Cake Pie sounds amazing. My boyfriend is weirdly obsessed with rainbow sprinkles. It doesn’t matter what kind of ice cream he gets, there will always be rainbow sprinkles on it. He would adore this. 😀
Sounds like your boyfriend and I are the same person! I don’t care what ice cream flavor I’m getting – rainbow sprinkles are a MUST in my life. Same with cake – I don’t trust a cake that isn’t smothered with rainbow sprinkles 🙂
Katelyn @munchie pie says
This is the kind of pie that I have no self-control with! It seems so light you eat half of it and your like wait…I just ate half a pie. It’s pretty much healthy right?! With all that milk?!
It’s TOTALLY healthy! You’ve got dairy in there which is essential for strong bones and calcium, so I’d say this was practically health food 😀
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Such a fun pie! I can’t think of anything to celebrate, but this pie is happening ASAP!
Yay! Thanks Jessica! <3
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I feel like I could eat these whole thing right now. I did get my taxes done today, so that is something worth celebrating, right? 😀
TOTALLY reason to celebrate. Hope you’re getting a return – that’d at least make one of us!
I’m with you! Let’s celebrate everything and eat yummy food…like this amazing pie!
Thanks Tonia! Let’s celebrate – cheers! xoxo.
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
NOM NOM NOM. This is awesome! Thank you for the shout out lady!
Thank YOU for the amazing inspiration. You’re such a genius, Julianne. xoxo!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
hey, life is short. . so we need to enjoy each minute of it .. and so YES to all the food, cake and funfetti cream pie! I love this . . and love Julianne’s blog too! 🙂
Julianne’s blog is the best… and so is yours, Alice! Thanks for your sweet comment 🙂 xoxo!
Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel says
You put the “fun” in funfetti! thats for sure! This looks so sweet and creamy. The best cream pie!!!
Thanks Kelsey! xoxo.
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
The only problem with funfetti was that it was cake and not creeeeamy luscious pie! and you fixed it!!! LOVE
Thanks Kayle! xoxo!
Hayley girl this looks and sounds aahmazing! But I need something now, lol! I can’t wait 2+hours tonight. I’m definitely making this soon though. Going to check to see if you have something quicker : -)
Hey Marla! Haha, I understand your pain 🙂 I definitely have quicker fixes now. Check out my Copycat Wendy’s Frosties or my Copycat Dole Whips for a fast, icy treat 🙂 You could also whip up my Funfetti Dip if you’re craving cake batter!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
This pie looks so fun! I love all the pretty sprinkle colors, it looks so festive!
Thanks so much, Shelby!