Christmas Tree Cake Dip


Light and fluffy dessert dip made with Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cakes. You’ll fall in love with how easy it is to prepare – no cooking required!

A white serving bowl filled with white Christmas tree cake dip.  Topped with red and white sprinkles and a Christmas tree cake topper.

In my humble opinion, the most delicious wrapped snack cake on the planet is, without a doubt, Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cake. This is the one store-bought holiday treat I look forward to every year!

Last year, my jaw dropped completely when my TikTok feed was filled with people mixing up these delicious seasonal cupcakes and turning them into a dip. All I could think of was that I wanted a cake dip, and I wanted it NOW!

Overhead view of a tray with a bowl of Little Debbie's Christmas Tree Cake Dip in the center surrounded by a variety of cookies.

I saw a few different variations, so I committed to doing the hard work and testing various ingredients and amounts. The result is a light and fluffy dip that, believe it or not, isn’t too sweet.

I love making this to bring to Christmas parties and potlucks because it’s economical, quick and easy. There is no cooking necessary and the only tool you need is a hand mixer or stand mixer.

If you like variety, add it to my Christmas dessert dips platter as a fourth dip option. Perfect for eating on the couch during Christmas movie night!

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Overhead view of the ingredients needed to make Christmas tree cake dip.
  • Small Debbie Christmas Trees – You can use the classic vanilla version or the chocolate Christmas trees.
  • Cream cheese – Use whole cream cheese for the best flavor.
  • cool whip – Cool Whip is the secret to all great dessert dips. I wouldn’t recommend replacing it.
  • Milk – A little milk helps get the dip to the right consistency. Use whole milk for best flavor.
  • Vanilla extract – A little vanilla adds just the right amount of flavor.
  • Asparagus – I used these red and green sprinkles to top the dip so it looks like the snack cake.

How to do

A collage of four photos showing the steps for soaking the Christmas tree cake.
  1. Add all ingredients (except the sprinkles) to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix with a hand mixer.
  3. Add to a serving bowl and garnish with sprinkles just before serving.
  4. Serve with various cookies for dipping.

What to serve with Christmas tree cake dip

You can dip almost any type of cookie in this dip.

Some of our favorites are:

  1. Vanilla sugar wafers
  2. Ginger biscuits
  3. Chess Butter Cookies
  4. Pirouette Sticks (chocolate & vanilla)
  5. Cakes with chocolate chips
  6. Sugar cookies
  7. Nilla Wafers
A hand dips a wafer of vanilla sugar into a bowl of Christmas tree cake dip.


  • Make a thicker dip by cutting the amount of Cool Whip in half. It will also be sweeter.
  • Use red food gel to make curvy lines on top of the dip that look like holiday cake.
  • Don’t add the sprinkles until ready to serve or their colors will bleed onto the white dip.
Close-up of a finger dipping a Nilla wafer into Little Debbie's Christmas Tree Cake Dip.

Looking for more no-bake Christmas desserts? Try this Easy Cranberry Fluff and Rolo Stuffed Ritz Crackers.

If you need something to wash it down, I recommend a Christmas Old Fashioned or an Iced Sugar Cookie Latte.

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Christmas Tree Cake Dip

A holiday dessert dip made with Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cakes.

Overhead view of a tray with a bowl of Little Debbie's Christmas Tree Cake Dip in the center surrounded by a variety of cookies.


5 Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cakes

1 8 oz cream cheese block

16oz cool whip

1/4 cup Milk

1/8 tsp Vanilla extract

Red and green sequins


Add all ingredients, except the sprinkles, to a large mixing bowl.

Use a hand blender to mix until the ingredients are well combined. There will be a few lumps on the cakes – this is normal.

Place in an airtight container or in a serving bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, sprinkle with red and green sprinkles. Serve with cookies.

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