I came to this conclusion when I realized after working out that my pants were see-through.
Underwear. Underwear everywhere. All up in everyone’s sweaty gym faces. *groans*
In my defense, it wasn’t like I was wearing mesh shorts to the gym. They’re basic black bike shorts… ones I thought under the incorrect notion that they were opaque. I wasn’t dressed like I was going to the club. In fact, I kind of looked like a bum in bike shorts. What a sight to behold indeed.
And to think I was down on my hands and knees doing fire hydrants and mountain climbers with see-through shorts. I’ll bet that was a sight to behold.
What I want to know is, why didn’t anyone say anything to me? Not that I expect people to, but if I saw someone begrudgingly doing squats and realized her shorts were sheer I’d probably be pointing it out to her.
Maybe people were intimidated by my form? KIDDING. I have no form. And I’m hardly intimidating.
Anywho. After realizing this I immediately rushed home and insisted on stuffing my face with this Cake Batter Lush. If you don’t know, ‘lush’ is basically a pudding dessert and it’s absolutely heavenly. This one is flavored with the sweet taste of cake batter, and it’s positively perfect for any sprinkle-lover.
It’s made with French vanilla pudding and Birthday Cake Golden Oreos, which add to that cake battery goodness. You layer the lush with an Oreo crust, then top it with the pudding mixture and the Cool Whip. Lastly, I top it with more chopped Oreos and sprinkles for a festive touch and added crunch.
You guys are gonna love it!!
*adapted from my S’mores Lush recipe
Cake Batter Lush Dessert
- 36 Birthday Cake Golden Oreos
- 4 Tbsp butter melted
- 1 (3.4 oz) box French vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup dry Funfetti cake mix just the dry powder
- 4 cups Cool Whip about two 8-oz pkgs, divided
- About 1/2 cup sprinkles
- Place 20 cookies in a gallon size resealable bag and begin crushing the cookies with a rolling pin or meat mallet until the cookies become coarse crumbs. Pour the cookie crumbs into a large bowl with the melted butter and toss to combine. Press into a greased 8 or 9-inch square baking dish, compacting them loosely in there. Set aside.
- Wipe out the bowl and add in the pudding mix, dry Funfetti mix and milk, whisking until combined and letting sit for 2 minutes. Add in one package (2 cups) of the Cool Whip and 1/4 cup sprinkles, folding it in until combined. Carefully spread this mixture over the cookies in the pan.
- Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top of the cake batter pudding layer.
- Crush the remaining cookies in another plastic bag until coarse crumbs as formed. Sprinkle the cookies over the top with the sprinkles. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before cutting into slices to serve.
Sweet, fluffy, airy and light, you’ll love this cake battery delight! My family went nuts over this lush!
Have a sweet day!
Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble says
I am dying over here. The first thing that came to my mind reading this was “you are my spirit doppelganger” This happened to me recently, except I was running around the neighborhood in leggings because my gym clothes werent clean. I thought, this works. Nope. I got so many drive by honks I thought my ass must be bare. It was.
LOL RIGHT!? I am so wary of “opaque” leggings now that I’ve gone out in supposedly opaque ones several times and my ass was showing. Ugh!
Mary Lynn says
This is the perfect and colorful dessert for those 90 plus degree days we have been having.
Shawn @ I Wash You Dry says
Ahhh this made me laugh. Thanks. I”ve had gym probs too. But I’m sure the Lush made it better. 🙂 Looks fabulous!
I’m glad I’m not alone 😀
Michele @ Alwayzbakin says
Hey, you were there working out. People should be minding their business instead of worrying about your see-through shorts. I’m sure nobody noticed! THIS dessert sounds fabulous! THANK YOU for sharing. Everything you make is so pretty and sprinkly. 😀
Made this dessert yesterday for my husband…it was uhhhhhhh-maze-ing!
We could have sat down and ate the whole thing. But we did save some for later!
And there is not much better than a crust of crushed oreos and butter! 🙂
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says
I have never had a lush dessert before but I can see why they are popular! ANything with golden oreos sign me up! And see through pants… ugh the struggle!!
The struggle is SO real!
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
I am totally DOWN for this dessert! Looks incredible! It sounds like all my favourite things wrapped up in one neat package. As for the shorts, such a bummer, but seriously can anyone look decent when they are doing mountain climbers and planks? I think not!
Good point, Jessica!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
lol oh noooo! I think you made the right choice in eating a bunch of this deeeelicious lush dessert!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Sweet glory that might be the best thing I’ve seen in a while. I want to face plant in it.
Lol! Thanks Erin!
Awesome and so easy to make! I wouldn’t recommend a 9″ pan unless you have another 16 cookies and 3tbsp of butter to spare though. Tastes like ice cream cake! Delish!
So glad you liked it, Gavino!
Hello! What size pan would you recommend? I’m making this, this weekend for Easter!
Hi Aless, definitely an 8-inch square pan!
Could I make this with vanilla ice cream instead of vanilla pudding?
Sandi, you totally could! The texture will be a little different (from pudding texture to ice cream texture) but it should work if you keep it frozen!
Made it exactly like the recipe, but doubled the portions. Thank heavens I did! Delish!
Yay, so glad you enjoyed it, Ebony!
Did u put this in a 9×13 dish when doubled?
Question..I am getting ready to make this for the first time for a grad party tomorrow…do I use the whole cookie or take the filling out….I hope I get a reply right away…lol…I need to get started…
Hi Jan! Sorry this is a little late, but yes, you use the entire cookie!
Angie Reneau says
Hi Hayle, Was wondering if I couldn’t use Heavy Cream instead of the Cool Whip ?? Thanks, Angie
Hi Angie! You can use real whipped cream in place of the Cool Whip if you cannot find Cool Whip. I like using Cool Whip because it has more stability than real whipped cream does, but in a pinch real whipped cream will work!
Silly question to we just use the pudding mix(dry) or actually make the pudding:-) Thanks!
Hi Sarah, yes, you actually make the pudding 🙂
K. Musial says
Do you mean 2 – 8oz tubs of Cool Whip or 2 pkgs of Dream Whip (dry mix)
Denise Fenton says
I made this sprinkle funfetti lush but instead of using the oreo cookies, I used a pre-made gramham cracker ? crust. And just put sprinkles on top. It is like Heaven in your mouth. Thanks for the recipe.
Do you put the pudding mix in dry with the cake mix and milk etc.
Alyssa Perez says
Hi! Does this recipe call for salted or unsalted butter?
Hi Alyssa, I’d use unsalted.
Alyssa Perez says
In addition to my previous comment, do you think it would work if I subbed french vanilla pudding with cheesecake instant pudding instead?
Oh my gosh, that’d be amazing!
Hi there, so can I make this the night before or would it not be as good? Also you make the pudding then add to cake batter?
Yes you can make ahead, and you make the pudding mix but add in the dry cake mix powder to the pudding!
Do you actually make the pudding mix? According to the pudding box directions you make with 2 cups of milk? So do you really need 3 cups of milk for this recipe? Or do you mix the dry pudding mix with the funfetti dry mix with 1 cup of milk only?
Hi Jessica, no, you only use 1 cup of milk with the pudding mix and cake mix! If you used 3 cups it likely wouldn’t set up since it would be so runny. You want it thick, so only 1 cup of milk is used.
Could you substitute dairy free milk or does it need to be whole milk?
Hi Jennifer, I have not tried using a milk substitute with instant pudding so I can’t say for sure, but it doesn’t have to be whole milk – it can be 2% or skim!
THIS WAS DELICIOUS! I AM MAKING IT A SECOND TIME.
This is sooo good! My whole family loved it! It is a keeper that I keep coming back to.
Made this for Easter and it was a huge hit? Question: What do you do with the leftover cake mix?
Hi Amy! Good question! You could mix it into a milkshake, no-churn ice cream, or search for cookie recipes that use it in them for part of the flour.
This recipe looks so pretty and I love anything Funfetti so I’m dying to make this I just have what is probably a totally stupid question.
Is it safe to eat dry (uncooked) cake mix. I know you are not supposed to eat raw flour that’s why I’m asking.
Tracy, if you are feeling unsure about it, you can always heat treat the cake mix by microwaving the dry cake mix powder on a microwave-safe plate for about 40 seconds to 1 minute and let cool before proceeding. Note, this may melt the sprinkles in the cake mix.
What happens if you try it earlier than 6 hours? Is it just not set at that point? Thank you!
Hi Sydney, you can definitely try it at 6 hours! It just may not cut into as neat of slices.
Can I freeze this once it’s been made? We have half left after Easter and I could eat it all myself but my waistline wouldn’t like it!
Hi Dana, I wouldn’t recommend freezing pudding, I don’t think it’ll thaw out well.