This Christmas Tree Cake Dip recipe uses Little Debbie snack cakes to make an irresistible dessert dip for holiday parties and gatherings! Dip your favorite shortbread cookies, graham crackers, or pretzels in this Christmas tree dip for a sweet treat.
I think the very best kind of dessert recipes are ones that you can whip up in no time at all so you can get right down to snacking. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with this Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip!
Chopped up snack cakes, cream cheese, whipped topping… it’s all so simple, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. You can dip with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and just about any kind of cookie!
This recipe is a bit like my cream cheese fruit dip, which means it goes well with slices of apple, strawberries, raspberries, and all kinds of fruit too!
I’m adding some red frosting and green sprinkles to keep the Christmas Tree Cake theme going with this dip recipe, but those are optional. If you like dip recipes follow the link to view them all!
What Is Christmas Tree Cake Dip?
It’s genius, that’s what it is! This dessert dip recipe mixes the ever popular Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes with cream cheese and whipped topping to make a sweet, creamy snack cake dip!
But you don’t have to limit yourself to Christmas tree snack cakes as there are lots of different brands and varieties of snack cakes to choose from.
Zebra Cakes would work, and so would Twinkies! Between Little Debbie and Hostess you could make an endless variety of snack cake dips.
Of course you’ll need something good to dip with, like maybe apple slices or graham crackers. See below for more suggestions on serving!
Christmas Tree Cake Dip
- 5 Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 8 ounces whipped topping
- 2 tablespoons milk more as needed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Green sprinkles and red frosting optional
- Unwrap the cakes and give them a rough chop. You don’t need to chop them very small as they’ll blend easily into the dip regardless.
- Add the cream cheese and whipped topping to a medium mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add the chopped cake, milk, and vanilla to the bowl and beat again until the mixture is as smooth as you’d like. We like a little bit of chunks of cake, but if you keep beating it will get more and more smooth. Add more milk, as needed, to reach the consistency you prefer.
- Spoon into a serving dish and either refrigerate until ready to serve or serve immediately. Top with sprinkles and pipe red lines over the top just before serving.
Tips & Notes:
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Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes – These snack cakes are a Christmas favorite already, but they are even better when you chop them up and turn them into a sweet dip! I’m using the vanilla cakes, but they also make a chocolate version and those can be used too.
Cream Cheese – You will need to start with room temperature, softened cream cheese so that it will be easy to mix!
Whipped Topping – It’ll add a touch of sweetness and add a light and fluffy texture to the dip. It also holds its shape well which helps keep the texture right if the dip is sitting out at room temperature for awhile after being served.
Milk – It’ll help enhance the rich, creamy textures of the snack cake dip!
Vanilla Extract – For flavor! We recommend using a good quality vanilla extract for this and pretty much any other recipe that calls for it.
What We Love About This Dessert Dip:
- Easy: This is a quick and easy dessert recipe that you can whip up in no time at all without any sort of baking! Just a bit of mixing and it’s ready to serve.
- Parties: Every good party needs a dip recipe! Switch things up from the usual savory dip with chips and make this sweet dessert dip instead. It’s perfect for Christmas parties too with the red and green sprinkles!
- Festive: This is obviously perfect for Christmas, but you can use any variety of snack cakes + sprinkles and enjoy this for other holidays as well!
How To Make Christmas Tree Cake Dip:
Mix: Add the softened cream cheese and the whipped topping to a medium mixing bowl. Beat those together with an electric hand mixer until they’re smooth.
Snack Cakes: To get started you’ll need to unwrap all those snack cakes and then chop them up! You don’t need to chop them very small, they’ll blend up pretty easily. Add them to your dip.
If you’ve got a food processor and you want to make a perfectly smooth dip you can simply add all the ingredients to your processor and process until the mixture is smooth!
Combine: Add the chopped snack cakes, milk, and vanilla to the mixing bowl with the cream cheese mixture and beat again. We prefer small chunks of cake in the dip, but you can make mix until it is as smooth as you like!
We use our Breville food processor in all kinds of recipes! It makes short work of chopping veggies and many other other tasks. This is our favorite food processor because it is so heavy duty and it will last!
Serve: That’s pretty much all there is to preparing this snack cake dip! After you’ve mixed it all together you can serve it immediately or refrigerate it until you are ready to serve! We top it with sprinkles and frosting just before serving.
What To Serve With Christmas Tree Cake Dip:
There is lots of great stuff for dipping that you can serve with the sweet snack cake dip! I’m pretty sure you could dip just about any kind of cookie into this and not be disappointed. Here are some other good choices:
- Graham Cracker Sticks
- Nilla Wafers
- Pretzel Thins/Pretzel Sticks
- Shortbread Cookies
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Apple Slices
- Animal Crackers
You can store this Christmas tree cake dip in the fridge for about 3-4 days, but the texture may change a bit if you didn’t make it completely smooth. The bits of snack cake will soften up in the fridge.
Sure! You can turn just about any snack cake into a dip by mixing it up with some cream cheese and whipped topping just like you do in this recipe. Feel free to use any other variety or brand of snack cake.