Easy Easter Dessert


Is there anything better than getting in the kitchen with your kids? It is a great opportunity for learning and fun, and results in something delicious! Combining my love of baking with my daughter and fun holiday themes brings me so much joy. Today we want to share a yummy, yet simple, Easter dessert we made. It has limited ingredients, and can be completed pretty quickly. I will admit, you might have a few more dishes in the sink, but we think it’s worth it!

You will need the following ingredients: 

  • 1 box (16 oz) white cake mix + ingredients called for on the box
  • 2 boxes (3.5 oz each) instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip whipped topping
  • Easter sprinkles
  • gel food coloring in pink, purple, yellow, and light blue
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Divide the cake mix evenly into four separate bowls. Use gel food coloring in pink, purple, yellow, and light blue to tint the bowls of cake batter. Stir until each color is consistently distributed.
  3. Working quickly, spoon each color of cake batter into the greased baking dish. Continue spooning the batter into the dish until all batter has been added. Use a toothpick to slightly swirl the colors. Bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes then use the handle end of a wooden spoon to poke holes about 1 1/2 inches apart all across the cake, poking about 3/4 of the way through the cake. Cool completely.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk and both boxes of pudding mix until the mixture is just slightly thickened. Pour pudding over the cool cake. Spread the remaining pudding over the top of the cake.
  6. Refrigerate 20 minutes until pudding sets completely. Top with Cool Whip. Garnish with Easter sprinkles or candies.

One thing I love about baking with shortcuts like box cake mix and pre-made cool whip is that it’s so much easier to do with your kids. Very few things need exact measurements and the process itself doesn’t have to be perfect. I’m a major protectionist so it took me a while to get used to letting go with my daughter in the kitchen with me. Now I just love seeing the happiness in her eyes and seeing the result of her hard work. 

The other amazing thing about this recipe is it’s a stunner! When you cut into it the colors are gorgeous. Also, the white topping with vibrant spring sprinkles is definitely going to stand out at your Easter celebration. 

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. We would love to see your version of this Easter dessert, and others, so be sure to post and tag Waco Moms!

Happy Easter!

Easter dessert