These Delicious Pop-Tarts Taste Like Birthday Cake Goodness

Your kiddo is craving a birthday cake, but let’s be honest. There is no way you’re baking a cake on just any day. Enter: these Birthday Cake Pop-Tarts. They taste just like cake but in a form that’s perfect for everyday enjoyment. (Bonus: you can also eat them for breakfast.)

Each bite is packed with an ooey, gooey birthday cake filling that has a nice hint of tartness from the ricotta. Just grab some store-bought dough, cake mix, and a few other ingredients and you’re on your way to the best day ever!

Mixing birthday cake batter
image source: babble

Birthday Cake Pop-Tarts

Makes: 6 servings


  • 1 box pie crust dough sheets (containing 2 crusts), pre-rolled
  • 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 3 tablespoons birthday/funfetti cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon sprinkles 
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk (for filling)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk (for frosting)
  • 2 drops gel food coloring per color
  • Zip-top bags 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Trim to square off the edges of the dough sheets. Lay out one of the trimmed sheets and score it lightly into 6 rectangles.
  3. Mix the ricotta, cake mix, sprinkles, and milk in a bowl to make the filling. 

    Mixing birthday cake batter
    image source: babble
  4. Place a dollop of filling (about 4 teaspoons each) onto the center of each rectangle.
  5. Brush the edges with the beaten egg white, and lay the other dough sheet on top.
  6. Gently press to seal and release any air trapped inside the tarts.
  7. Cut the dough, creating 6 even rectangles while leaving about 1 inch apart.
  8. Crimp the edges with a fork. Then poke a few holes on the top of each tart, using a fork to also release any air pockets.
  9. Freeze the prepared tarts for 30 minutes, until firm — this helps hold their shape.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Let cool completely.
  11. Mix powdered sugar and milk to make the frosting.
  12. Divide frosting into different bowls. Add food coloring. Then spoon dyed frosting into individual zip-top bags, and cut the tip to pipe onto pop-tarts. Let completely dry.
Birthday Cake Pop Tarts
image source: babble
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