Crumbl Birthday Cake Cookies

A Crumbl Birthday Cake Cookie is a tasty treat for kids of all ages. Buttery cake batter cookies with cream cheese frosting are decorated with colorful Funfetti sprinkles. Homemade birthday cake cookies are such a delight and great for celebrating birthdays.

Copycat Crumbl birthday cake cookies in a stack.

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What Makes Crumbl Birthday Cake Cookies So Good? 

The popularity of birthday cake-flavored products has taken off over the last few years. You can find folks hawking birthday cake-flavored candy, meal replacement shakespopcorn, pancakes, coffee drinks, and even soda!

Of course, there are plenty of birthday cake-flavored cookies, too. Perhaps the best of them are sold at Crumbl Cookies. These cake mix-based sugar cookies with incredibly rich frosting and plenty of rainbow sprinkles on top may taste better than an actual slice of birthday cake!

Why You Should Try This Recipe

Cookies from Crumbl are undeniably delicious, but they’re not cheap. At about four bucks a piece, buying enough for your family can take a big bite out of your daily budget.

You can make a whole batch of these funfetti cookies for less than the cost of a couple of cookies at the Crumbl store. Save money and become a cookie hero by making copycat Crumbl Birthday Cake Cookies.

Birthday Cake Sugar Cookie Ingredients 

For the cookie base, you’ll need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated white sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cake batter flavoring
  • Rainbow sprinkles

For the frosting, you’ll need:

  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Whole milk
  • Cake batter flavoring

Use a standard cake batter flavoring like the one from McCormick. If you have an extra strong cake batter extract like the one LorAnn sells, you must adjust the amount you use in the recipe.  

How to Make Birthday Cake Cookies 

To make the dough for funfetti cookies:

  1. Remove the butter from the fridge and let it soften on the counter.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Cream until the butter and sugar are light and fluffy. The color of the butter will lighten in this process.
  4. Add the two large eggs to the butter mixture. Mix until the eggs are blended.
  5. Add salt, vanilla extract, cake batter flavoring, baking powder, and all-purpose flour.
  6. Mix until the dough is smooth.
  7. Add the sprinkles and mix until they are evenly distributed through the dough.
Collage of making dough for copycat Crumble birthday cake cookies.

To form and bake the cookies:

  1. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set them aside for later. 
  2. Use a quarter of a cup measuring cup to portion the chilled and then roll them into balls with your hands. A two-ounce cookie scoop makes portioning the cold cookie dough much more manageable.
  3. Place the cookie dough balls on the parchment paper-lined baking trays at least two inches apart.
  4. Use a glass to flatten out the cookies to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes if you prefer a slightly underbaked cookie, and 12-14 minutes if you prefer a cookie that is cooked through.
  6. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Collage of portioning and baking dough for copycat Crumble birthday cake cookies.

To prepare and decorate the cookies:

  1. Remove the cream cheese from the fridge and let it soften on the counter.
  2. Use a stand or hand mixer on a medium speed setting to combine the softened cream cheese, powdered and granulated sugars, whole milk, and the cake batter flavoring.
  3. Fill a piping bag fitted with a medium round tip with the cream cheese frosting. Start piping the frosting in the center of each cooled cookie and continue in a pinwheel pattern to the edge. If you don’t have a piping bag, use a ziplock bag and cut off a small corner.
  4. Repeat with all the cookies. 
  5. When all the cookies are frosted, decorate them with reserved rainbow sprinkles. 
  6. Chill the cookies for at least 30 minutes before serving. 
Collage of making cream cheese frosting for copycat Crumbl birthday cake cookies.

What to Serve With Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies

These chewy cookies go amazingly well with coffee, tea, or a large glass of milk. Make an ice cream sandwich by spreading a thick layer of vanilla ice cream on an unfrosted sugar cookie and topping it with a frosted cookie.

Copycat Crumbl birthday cake cookies scattered on a marble surface.

How to Store Extra Cake-Batter Frosted Cookies

Keeping these cookies in the fridge is best to prevent the frosting from melting. Put the cookies in a single layer inside a flat, airtight container with a lid. 

How Long Do Crumbl Birthday Cake Cookies Last?

The cookies should last for up to three days. Bring the cookies up to room temperature before eating for the most flavor. 

A pile of copycat Crumbl birthday cake cookies.

Check out more of my easy recipes for cookies and the best copycat restaurant recipes on CopyKat!

Copycat Crumbl birthday cake cookies in a stack.

Crumbl Birthday Cake Cookies

You can make Crumbl Birthday Cake Cookies at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crumbl Recipes
Prep Time: 19 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 481kcal



  • 1 cup unsalted butter If you use salted butter omit the 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cake batter flavoring
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

Cream Cheese Cookie Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cake batter flavoring



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl combine butter and granulated sugar. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixture unil the butter is light and fluffy.
  • After the butter and sugar are light and fluffy, add 2 large eggs and mix well.
  • Add salt, vanilla extract, cake batter flavoring, baking powder, and flour to the butter mixture. Mix until the flour is well incorporated.
  • Add 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles, and mix into batter.
  • Portion the cookie dough into 12 dough balls with either a 1/4 cup measuring cup. You can use a scale to portion the dough by 75 grams. You will have a very small portion left over.
  • Place the dough balls onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Place six dough balls on each sheet. Press each dough ball gently with a glass to spread them out to just under 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Bake cookies for 11 to 12 minutes, for a slightly underbaked texture. Add a minute or two if you want them more well done.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely before applying frosting.


  • Combine all the frosting ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and blend until smooth using an electric mixer.
  • Place the frosting in a piping bag with a medium tip. Pipe the frosting onto cookies in a pinwheel pattern, starting from the center and working outward, and immediately top with sprinkles.
  • Allow the frosting to sit for 30 minutes to stiffen before serving.


Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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