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Birthday Cake Parfait

Birthday Cake Parfait | thefirstyearblog.com
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 | thefirstyearblog.com
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 | thefirstyearblog.com
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 | thefirstyearblog.com
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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 | thefirstyearblog.com
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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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  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 :)

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

  5. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  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!

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

  8. What a yummy and cute idea!

  9. Happy Birthday! These look amazing!!!

  10. 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

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

  11. 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!

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

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

  13. 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 :)

  14. 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.

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

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

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