Add a festive twist to your holiday celebrations with this delightful Christmas Tree Cake Dip. This easy-to-make recipe takes those iconic tree-shaped cakes and transforms them into a creamy, sweet holiday-inspired dessert dip perfect for any celebration.
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Why We Love This Recipe
- Effortless Festivity: Easily bring the holiday spirit to any gathering with this quick and festive Christmas dip.
- Iconic Flavor: Capture the much-loved taste of Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes in a creamy, indulgent dessert dip.
- Simple Prep: Whip up this dip in no time for a stress-free yet delightful holiday treat.
- Nostalgic Charm: Transport yourself back to childhood holiday memories with every creamy, cake-infused bite.
- Versatile Dipping: This Christmas Tree Dip pairs perfectly with various treats, from pretzels to fruit slices, offering endless dippable options!
Christmas Tree Cake Dip Ingredients
- Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes – 1 box of vanilla cakes (or three jumbo-sized cakes). Or make a chocolate Christmas tree cake dip with chocolate cakes.
- Cream cheese – softened.
- Vanilla extract
- Cool Whip – or any non-dairy whipped topping in a tub.
- Holiday sprinkles – these are optional, but make the dip extra festive!
Step 1: Cut the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes into chunks. This will help the cake mix smoothly with the cream cheese.
Step 2: In a food processor, combine the cake chunks, softened cream cheese, vanilla, and milk and process until smooth-ish.
Step 3: If adding holiday sprinkles, stir in by hand. The confetti pops of color give it such a festive look.
Step 4: Fold in the Cool Whip until thoroughly combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the Christmas Tree Cake Dip for at least two hours until ready to serve.
Step 5: Just before serving, add additional sprinkles on the top and surround with fun dip options like vanilla wafers, pretzels, gingerbread cookies, graham crackers, or fruit slices. You could also put one of the extra tree cakes into the dip as decoration.
- Pretzel rods or twists – Use your favorite pretzels, but I find that rods and twists hold up best when scooping the dip.
- Cookies – vanilla wafers, gingerbread cookies, animal crackers, gingersnaps.
- Graham crackers – Regular and chocolate are both delicious with this dip.
- Fresh fruit – apple slices, strawberries, grapes.
Tips, Tricks and Substitutions
- For a smoother dip, use a food processor to mix the cake and cream cheese. If you want it a little chunky, you can use a hand mixer.
- If you can only find the jumbo-sized vanilla cakes, use three of them instead of the whole box of five regular-sized tree cakes.
- Try making a chocolate dip with Chocolate Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes.
- For a year-round dip, use Little Debbie Zebra Cakes. They taste just like the Christmas Tree Cakes.
- When adding extra sprinkles to the top, do so just before serving so the color won’t bleed.
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Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip
- 5 Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes (vanilla) (or 3 jumbo-sized cakes)
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- ⅓ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces Cool Whip
- Holiday sprinkles optional
- Cut the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes into chunks.
- In a food processor (or with a hand mixer), combine the cake chunks, softened cream cheese, vanilla, and milk and process until smooth-ish.
- If adding holiday sprinkles, stir in by hand
- Fold in the Cool Whip until thoroughly combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the Christmas Tree Cake Dip for at least two hours until ready to serve.
- Just before serving, add additional sprinkles on the top and surround with fun dip options like vanilla wafers, pretzels, gingerbread cookies, graham crackers, or fruit slices.