Funfetti Trifle is made with layers of delicious vanilla cake, creamy pudding filling and fun rainbow sprinkles- perfect for birthdays!

Funfetti Trifle

The only thing better than birthday cake is birthday trifle! Who can resist creamy layers of pudding, cake and rainbow sprinkles? Funfetti Trifle is the perfect birthday celebration.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword trifle, birthday, funfetti, sprinkles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 344kcal
Author Nicole Burkholder


For the cake

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles

For the filling

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 3.4 oz boxes white chocolate pudding mix (vanilla would be fine, but most vanilla pudding is a bit yellow and I wanted my layers to be clean and white.)
  • 16 oz. Cool Whip
  • Additional sprinkles for the top layer


For the cake:

  • To make the cake, mix the dry cake mix with the eggs, butter and milk in a large bowl. Whisk briskly for 2 minutes or mix with an electric mixer. Stir in sprinkles and then pour into a greased 9x13 pan. 
  • Bake according to directions on the box. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.

For the filling:

  • To make the filling, mix the milk and powdered sugar together until the sugar is dissolved. Add the pudding mix and allow to set for a few minutes. Fold in the Cool Whip and place in the refrigerator to thicken.
  • Once the cake is cool, cut into large cubes and place along the bottom of a trifle bowl. Top with filling and repeat layers until gone. Cover the last layer of filling with rainbow sprinkles. Refrigerate until ready to eat.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 129mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 0.8mg