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No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna

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posted: 07/22/16

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This No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna is the perfect dessert! Full of delicious cake flavor in the form of a creamy no bake dessert!The No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna has a pudding like texture middle speckled in between crackers with colors and on top with frosting and rainbow sprinkles.


I have told this secret before, but if you’re new . . . (or if you don’t read every single word I right, which would be weird if you didn’t . . . . ) I am a batter addict. “Hello my name is Lisa and if you are raw I want to eat you.” #toomuch?

I wish that meant that I could get into one of those raw diets, but nope. Pretty much if you are raw and you contain eggs, flour, and sugar, I want you. Also . . . weirdly . . . pizza dough. But let’s not talk about that one. I feel like it might be slightly less relatable.

So when my friend, Julianne asked me to write a review of her book, No-Bake Treats, and I saw that THIS Birthday Cake Lasagna was in there, my mouth started watering before I even read the recipe. And then I read the recipe and I started crying sprinkle filled tears of joy.

An overhead photo of the No-Bake Treats Book by Julianne Bayer.

Her book is PACKED full of amazing no bake recipes, and I know how much you all love those. You will love all the great recipes in this cookbook!

On a baking tray, the Belgian Waffles Crisps have a golden color and beautiful waffle designs of a 5 petaled flower.

This Birthday Cake Lasagna starts with these amazing little vanilla waffle cookies. It was slightly tricky to find them, but I ended up finding them in the bakery section of my grocery store. They are amazing. If you can’t find them, then just sub in some graham crackers. It will still be delicious!

In a white dish, the No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna has a pudding filling with a Belgium crips in between and topped with frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

I met Julianne for the first time at BlogHerFood in Chicago (a giant blogging conference that is like a work from home blogging food lover’s dream) last November, though we have been online blogging buddies for ages. She is the absolute sweetest and didn’t even slap me in the face when I called her Julia . . . . you guys. I wasn’t even drunk. #wth #mommybrainproblems

This No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna is the perfect dessert! Full of delicious cake flavor in the form of a creamy no bake dessert!

If you are familiar with Julianne’s blog, Beyond Frosting, you know that it is jam packed with tons of delicious and amazing no bake treats, like this Apple Pie Lasagna and this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake. But it also has amazingness like this S’mores Cookie Dough Dip . . . #omgomgomgomgomg #cometomommy  Her book is like her blog taken to the next level and you must buy it. And until it comes, you can feast on this amazing Birthday Cake Lasagna!

A slice of the No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna is on a white plate with a small bite showing the rainbow speckles throughout the cake.


5 from 2 votes

No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna

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  • For The Pudding
  • 3 large egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 TBSPs vanilla cake mix
  • 2 TBSPs cornstarch
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For The Filling
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 TBSPs vanilla cake mix
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • For The Layers
  • 11 oz Belgian waffle crisps found in the bakery department
  • 3 TBSPs sprinkles


  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk the egg yolks and set them aside.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients (sugar, cake mix, cornstarch, heavy cream, vanilla extract) for the pudding in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium heat until it is warm, but not boiling. Add 1/4 cup of the warm liquid to the egg yolks and whisk to temper them (so they don't cook). Whisk the yolk/liquid mixture into the rest of the liquid over the heat and continue whisking until it thickens.
  • Transfer the pudding to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap right up against the top of the liquid (to prevent a skin from forming). Cool on the counter for an hour and then in the refrigerator for two to three hours.
  • Once the pudding has cooled, make the filling by chilling a metal mixing bowl and whisk for 15 to 20 minutes and then beating the heavy cream in the chilled bowl on high until peaks form. Next beat in the cake mix. Next gently fold in the1/2 cup sprinkles.
  • Take out two cups from the whipped cream mixture you just made and set the rest back in the refrigerator.
  • Beat the cream cheese for two minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as you go. Add 1 cup of pudding to the cream cheese, beating it in until combined. Finally, add the two cups of the whipped cream mixture, gently folding it in.
  • To layer your Birthday Cake Lasagna, start with a 9 by 9 inch pan. Add a layer of waffle crisps to the bottom. You may need to break up some crisps to make sure the bottom is covered. Cover it in half of the pudding. Then add half of the whipped cream mixture. Now add another layer of waffle crisps, followed by the rest of the pudding and the rest of the whipped cream. Add a final layer of crips and then the whipped cream you stored in the refrigerator to top. Finally, top with sprinkles.
  • Cover the lasagna and let set for 3 to 4 hours before serving.
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The No Bake Birthday Cake Lasagna has a pudding like texture middle speckled in between crackers with colors and on top with frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

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  1. Laura says

    The cookies look like Pizzelles. They are Italian anise cookies and easy to find in the northeast. I’m wondering if what you used are similar or have a different flavor. Looks yummy!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Laura! Yes, I remember Pizzelles from my childhood with my Italian grandparents. I don’t love anise, so I was on the hunt for vanilla ones. At my grocery store’s bakery they have a few flavors.

  2. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says

    First of all I’m dying of laughter right now. Second of all you’re the best and I can’t wait to see you again. Thank you SO much for sharing. This is gorgeous and I’m so glad you found the vanilla wafers, they are life changing!

  3. Lori Falce says

    I’m so confused. “Totally from scratch,” but it’s built on purchased pizzelles. I’m not one of those people who is going to complain about Cool Whip or who would turn up my nose at pudding mix. I’m just saying the two things don’t make sense together.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Ah, Lori, I was waiting for this comment, but honestly, I thought that you would call me out on the little bit of cake mix in there. As they say, you can’t please everyone. And that “totally from scratch” was aimed to pull the people in who do turn their noses at Cool Whip and pudding mix, because they are out there in full force and used to seeing desserts that use them.

  4. Roget' says

    It’s NOT a Lasagna…!!! By definition a ‘Lasagna’ should be at least 7 Layers high; traditionally of noodles, bolognese/meat sauce, a béchamel sauce and cheese…

    Yours is a “Layer Cake”!!!

    Thus, forget the ‘noodle’ aspect, to be a “Dessert Lasagna” it should be at least 7 Layers high… “Trifles” can have a number of layers, it more variable not specific per se…

    Evan calling it a “Dessert Lasagna” I would still expect there would be ‘Noodles’ in it..?? Sweet lasagna-style noodles made w/ chocolate, sugar-cinnimon, peanut butter, pumpkin-spiced, etc., +Plus various jams, jellies and marinades noodles… Then incorporate other various layers of sweet elements such as crumbled cookies, thin layers of various cakes, m&m’s, candies, nuts, etc…

    SOooo, use your ‘noodle’ & imagination bakers & confectioners..!! Hopefully I have sparked, inspired and created a “New” type of dessert revelation… It would be nice if you remember who planted this sweet seed of dessert innovation…

    BTW: When you think of a “Dessert Pizza” it looks like a pizza, right… The article on the The Kitch’N blog titled, “14 Delicious Dessert Lasagnas You Need to Know About”

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh Roget.

      • T.M. says

        Dearest Lisa,
        First, and foremost!, Thank You!!!, for sharing this recipe, and all of the other amazing things we can create!!! It’s like a little treasure trove of jewels, just waiting to be shined!!! I can’t wait to tackle some of these projects!!! Thank you, again, so very much!!! Second, I don’t normally comment on things like this, frankly because I feel like it’s a waste of time, and our time is so very precious, and certain kinds of people don’t deserve any of our time spent on them. But when I saw the comment posted by “Roget” I instantly became so upset, and deeply infuriated! Yes…I know people can be mean, rude, hurtful, disrespectful, unkind, etc., and I know that (unfortunately) these days it’s seen all over the world. Comment sections, on all kinds of different websites, have the most hurtful things stated about people, to people, and it’s incredibly heart-breaking, and quite disgusting. However I find it inexcusable, and absolutely wrong, for any kind of negative comment to be left on a webpage such as this. A recipe??? Really??? Seriously??? Being rude to someone who has posted a recipe??? Wow…this is what the world has come to??? I don’t think so!…at least, not in my life!!! So, it compelled me to just let you know that this person, “Roget”, was so completely wrong, and rude, and I was extremely upset by them, as I’m willing to bet a ton of others are as well. I just wanted you to know that you are a wonderful person, and I truly wish I could have been given the honor of knowing you in person. You seem like someone who I would love to be around, and would bring more smiles, and laughs, into my days! There’s also another reason I wanted to leave this post, about “Roget”, and as I said before, I really don’t ever do this…but no…it’s happening!…I’m gonna!!! :) …After reading their comment, to make sure that there was NO possible way my words could be wrong, I actually googled “Lasagna”, in every way possible! (you’re darn right I did!!!) Well, let me just say, not once, anywhere, at all, was there a “number” of “layers” to “define” the word “lasagna”. NOT ONE, ROGET!!! Instead, (and I’m going to quote “Roget” here) “a lasagna by definition” is “multiple”, “several”, “many”, “various”, “stacks”, etc. of layers. There is NO definition, anywhere, of lasagna, that says it “should be”, or “is”, “at least 7”, or “any other number” of layers! They all simply say the other terms I listed already. Soooo….(quoting “Roget” again), your “dessert lasagna”, and it’s “layers”, is “by definition a dessert lasagna”, due to the fact that it has more than one- repetitive layer! And this whole, “It would be nice if you remember who planted this sweet seed of dessert innovation” delusion, that “Roget” stated, is “by definition” not only rude, disrespectful, unkind, unnecessary, ridiculous, disgusting, mean, hateful, insane, etc., (I could go on and on, really) but funny as well. Why??? you may ask? Why is it funny? This is the best part of all, I think! – When I was googling “dessert lasagna”, can you guess what I came across? Here’s a hint…the first 5 results all had the same EXACT first sentence beneath the website address, and that sentence was – “It’s NOT a Lasagna…!!! By definition a “Lasagna” should be…” Honest!!! This person, this “Roget”, and their comment, word-for-word, is posted to MANY (at least 7…LOL!!!) various “dessert lasagna” recipes across the internet! Whomever they are, they “cut” and “paste” this exact same comment, and post it everywhere!!! So…very…sad…so heart-breaking that someone has such negativity in their life that it pours out of them, overflowing into the innocent people who cross their paths. Yet, at the same time, (sadly) so funny! This person spends their precious time, wasting away, posting incorrect information, and their delusions of grandeur all over the internet. Okay…I have purged myself of the toxic feelings that popped up after reading the “Roget” comment, and now I feel 100% better!!! :) Now, as I (finally!!! YAH-WOO!!!) say “Goodbye!’, and “Thank you!”, I will click the “post” box, close the webpage, and any, and all, thoughts of “Roget” will disappear entirely from my mind, and my life!!! :) Gotta love the feeling of getting something off your chest!!! :) Thanks, again!!! Keep on, keeping on!, and keep those wine glasses topped off!!! :)

        • Lisa Longley says

          LOL!! You are amazing. Thank you! I have been blogging for 5 years now and thank goodness these kinds of comments don’t get under my skin anymore and I quickly forget them. But this, THIS! kind comment will stick with me. And so funny about the copy and pasting!

          • Kathryn says

            5 stars
            I know I am late to the conversation because this happened in 2016. But this cake has 9 layers. There is no need to be upset about how many layers there are and creative thinking always for a synthesize of terms between disciplines and theories. Sorry you had to deal with this uneducated person.
            I have not made my cake yet because I am having trouble finding the vanilla flavored pizzelles or waffle crisp. I wonder if it will work if I put a crepe recipe in a waffle iron. Would that be terribly different?

  5. Amelia L says

    People are so annoying in the comments. Just enjoy the recipe and either make it or don’t.

  6. Susie Nickelson says

    Roget needs a hobby. I’m sick in bed right now and all I want to do is go to my kitchen and make this pan of deliciousness! Looks awesome and actually quite cheerful!

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  7. Mindy says

    Lisa I’m way late to this conversation, but the lasagna looks delicious! I was dying reading Rogets comments about getting credit for renaming dessert lasagna ???? ???? but then….to see that he/she wrote the same comment on all dessert lasagnas on the internet???!!!! Too much! ???? TM thank you for your extensive research ????

  8. Abby says

    While this cake looks great, and I need a no-bake rescue… it’s really a misnomer to say it is completely from scratch. It requires both premade cookies and a boxed cake mix. These are not from-scratch ingredients.

    • Lisa Longley says

      You are absolutely right! I have no idea why I wrote that (this was written almost 8 years ago). Thank you for catching that.

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