Birthday Cake Parfait

Birthday Cake Parfait |
Today is a perfect day for a birthday cake parfait because it’s my birthday! I am now a quarter century old, woohoo! Actually, turning 25 is a tad bit scary.. I feel old and it feels like I should have my life figured out, or at least own a pet or a house.

Birthday Cake Parfait |
When I feel unsettled about my future I like to remind myself of what God says about my future.

Proverbs 91:21 (The Message) – We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.

Psalm 119:105 (The Message) – By Your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.

I find great comfort in knowing that the King of Creation already knows my future, I just need to trust Him!

Birthday Cake Parfait |
For my past couple birthdays Ryan and I would make ice cream cake loaded with oreos, coffee ice cream, fudge, nuts and cool whip. Well, there isn’t any ice cream cake this year, at least that I know of! But there’s a new birthday dessert in town.

This birthday cake parfait has vanilla cupcake and chocolate cupcake pieces (frosting and all), vanilla pudding, whip cream and of course, sprinkles. The addition of pudding makes it rich and delicious. If you like mixing your cake with your ice cream (I do!), then you will surely love this. This birthday parfait is also great for those of us who can’t decide between vanilla and chocolate cake.

Birthday Cake Parfait |
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Birthday Cake Parfait


  • Vanilla cupcakes
  • Chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding
  • Whip cream
  • Sprinkles
  • *the amount of each item depends on how many you plan to serve, but I suggest using 1 and 1/2 cupcakes per parfait


  1. Prepare the pudding as directed on the package, allow it to set in the refrigerator.
  2. To assemble the parfaits: cut up or use your finger to break the cupcakes into smaller pieces, frosting and all. Using small parfait glasses or small drinking glasses, place some of the cupcake pieces into the bottom of the glass. Add the pudding, enough to cover the tops of the crumbled cupcake pieces. Add more crumbled cupcake pieces. Top with whip cream and sprinkles. Serve immediately.

Birthday Cake Parfait |
If I had to pick just one other dessert from my blog that I would want for my birthday I would pick our out of the pan triple berry pie. In that post I talked about how I wanted that for my birthday this year. I suppose this whole week is my birthday week.. so I am sure I can find time to make it!

I am curious to know, do you have a birthday dessert that you have each year? Growing up I would always ask for an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, and since we have made homemade ice cream cake several times for my birthday, I would say that mine is typically ice cream cake.

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30 Responses to “Birthday Cake Parfait”

  1. Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl — July 14, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Happy birthday!! The parfaits look delicious! I used to always ask for ice cream cakes too… I had forgotten all about that and those things are incredible!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

      I hope I don’t forget about them as I get older! They are so delicious!

  2. kristy @ the wicked noodle — July 14, 2014 at 7:33 am

    These are just so cute, Beth! My daughter turned 8 last week and her party is already over or these would definitely been on her menu!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 7:45 am

      Ah! You’ll have to keep these in your back pocket for next year!

  3. HAPPYYYYY BIRTHDAYYYYY, Beth!!! Whoa you are gettin old….JK! I got a few years on you but don’t worry I still don’t have life figured out. So in the mean time, let’s indulge in these delish desserts!!! Pinned :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Oh Meg, thank you friend!! Yes, let’s eat dessert!

  4. Happy Birthday!! These parfaits are so fun! Love how versatile they are to match anyone’s favorite flavors!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      That’s my favorite part too Jessica, thank you!

  5. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — July 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Happy birthday to you!! I love the Message version – sometimes it’s so hard to wait patiently on His plan :) This parfait is such a fun birthday dessert!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      The message version is always easy to understand and helps me differently about His word!

  6. Rebecca — July 14, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Happy Birthday, Beth! I hope you have a wonderful day and that you get to eat lots of goodies with the ones you love without guilt!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you Rebecca! That is the best part about birthdays!

  7. Beth, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a wonderful day! I love the scripture that you added to this post! Also I love cake! Any kind of cake for my birthday and for my husbands birthday I always make him a tiramisu!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Wow! Any kind of cake? You’re daring! I am boring and always do the same thing!

  8. Stephanie Manley — July 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    What a yummy and cute idea!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you Stephanie!

  9. Rina~I Thee Cook — July 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Happy Birthday! These look amazing!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      I wish I could share one with you Rina!

  10. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — July 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Wow, happy birthday Beth! Your making me want to have my birthday again with that crazy delicious looking cake/dessert. Love those scriptures too! x

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 14, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      I say that any day is a good day to celebrate with cake! Thank you Jessica!

  11. Kathryn — July 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I love parfait so much! The pudding and the ice cream and cake are just perfect!
    Where did you get those adorable wooden spoons! I love them!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 15, 2014 at 7:44 am

      HI Kathryn! I just searched wooden utensils on google and ordered them from a party store that came up!

  12. Britni — July 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

    This looks so pretty!! Thanks for sharing it, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Thank YOU for coming by Britni!

  13. Kelly — July 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Happy happy birthday Beth! Hope you had an amazing day! Love this parfait, it looks adorable and perfect for a birthday celebration especially with all the pretty sprinkles :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Sprinkles make any day better!

  14. Jamie — July 15, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I hope you had a very Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your 20’s because those years fly by! Your birthday cake parfaits sound perfect! I’ll have to share this recipe with my husband because my birthday is Thursday and I really, really want to try this! :)

    You’re so right about God’s plan…His plan is always the best plan.

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 15, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Happy early birthday Jamie, I hope one of these parfaits appears on your kitchen table!

  15. Beth @ bethcakes — July 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Oh, this looks wonderful! Happy birthday! I always love a good classic birthday cake and I love this parfait version. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you Beth! Ps. I like your name :)

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