21 Easy No-Bake Cake Recipes Perfect for a Party

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Looking for delicious no-bake cake recipes to make for dessert or even your child’s next birthday? Here are easy no-bake cake recipes to make and you don’t need an oven.  

no bake cake recipes

Do you ever bake and wonder why you even tried? Because no matter how many times you follow the recipe your cake is a flop, but you eat it anyway, cause why?


If baking isn’t your thing, but you love cake, don’t despair because I have a solution for you! NO. BAKE. CAKE!

Baking isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ‘semi-bake’ and you don’t even have to turn on the oven. With these easy no-bake dessert cakes, you’re sure to have your kids wanting more! 

No oven mitts are required! Only sprinkles and happiness because what is a cake without sprinkles? Add some candles and a cute topper and you’ll have the perfect no-bake birthday cake!


1. Rice Krispies No-Bake Cake from Sprinkles for Breakfast

If you love marshmallows, cereal, and sprinkles then you’ll love this Rice Krispies no-bake cake recipe. You can use a springform pan to easily remove the Rice Krispies treats. If you have any leftovers, which I doubt, cut them into squares and store them in a sealed container for a sweet lunchbox treat.

no-bake rice krispies cake

2. No-Bake Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake from Beyond Frosting

I love this creamy cheesecake with splashings of colourful Fruity Pebbles. You can use any biscuit base you like and even swap the Fruity Pebbles for Fruit Loops for another fun cheesecake idea. Display it on a pretty cake stand for even more cuteness.

No-bake Fruit Pebbles Cheesecake on White Cake Plate

3. 3 Layer No-Bake Microwave Cake from Bigger Bolder Baking

Three layers of cake heaven, wrapped in a blanket of pink frosting and sprinkles. I’ve heard of microwave cakes and have even made a few microwave mug cakes, but three layers takes microwave cakes to the next level.

3 Layer No-bake Cake with Pink Frosting and Sprinkles

4. Instant Pot Rainbow Bundt Cake from Margin Making Mom

If you don’t think you can ‘bake’ in an instant pot, think again. This rainbow Bundt cake is a perfect example of a no-bake instant pot cake and is nothing short of magical and would be amazing for a unicorn or rainbow party.

instant pot rainbow bundt cake

5. Stovetop Steamed Chocolate Cake from Bigger Bolder Baking

This no-bake chocolate cake will melt in your mouth. Steam in a steamer or deep saucepan – just place a plate upside down and place your cake tin on top of it. When it’s ready, add some melted chocolate, powdered sugar or just have it plain. Whatever you do, try it.

steamed chocolate cake

6. Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake from Tidbits

Another delicious no-bake cake made in the pressure cooker and how fun are the sprinkles inside? What an exciting surprise when cutting a slice!

No-bake Cheesecake with Sprinkles and Cream

7. Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake from Recipes, Food & Cooking

First, we had instant pots now we have Crock-Pots, either way, I’m loving all these fun baking ideas that don’t need an oven. This lava cake looks delectable in all its melted chocolate glory.

Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake

8. Funfetti Rainbow Crepe Cake from Luxe and the Lady

Who says crepes are only for breakfast? This funfetti crepe cake is a beautiful rainbow of sweet fluffy goodness and would be the perfect cake for a sleepover party. The best way to make a crepe is in a crepe pan and this one is perfect.

Funfetti Rainbow Crepe Cake

9. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake from Queenslee Appetit

Why have one or the other when you can have the best of both worlds? And the cookie dough is safe to eat! Ice cream cake has always been a favourite of mine but adding cookie dough makes it even better.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

10. Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake from Life, Love and Sugar

I thought I could stop at one ice cream cake, but when I saw this vanilla and chocolate cake with fudgy ganache and Oreos sandwiched in the middle, I knew I had to include it. And let’s not forget the confetti sprinkles for that extra touch of cuteness!

Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

11. No-Bake Funfetti Oreo Icebox Cake from The Domestic Rebel

Who doesn’t love cookies and cream and what better way to eat it than in the form of a cake? This no-bake cake is filled with layers of sweetness and crunch. Add the candles and let’s have a party!

oreo icebox cake

12. No-Bake Banana Split Cake from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

No Bake Banana Split Cake

13. No-Bake Eclair Cake from Spaceships and Laser Beams

no bake eclair cake

14. No-Bake Twinkie Cake from The Country Cook

No Bake Twinkie Cake

15. Chocolate Mousse Cake from Sweetest Menu

Chocolate Mousse Cake

16. No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake from Eating on a Dime

Strawberry Ice Box Cake

17. No-Bake Carrot Cake Cheesecake from Addicted to Dates

No Bake Carrot Cake Cheesecake

18. Funfetti Birthday Pie from Crazy for Crust

Funfetti Birthday Pie

19. Ice Cream Sandwich Cake from The Seasoned Mom

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

20. No-Bake Caramel Cheesecake from Recipes by Carina

No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake

21. No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake from Janes Patisserie

no bake lemon cheesecake



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