Birthday Cake Biscotti

Birthday Cake Biscotti makes a perfect breakfast for your loved one’s special day. These crunchy biscotti are filled with colorful sprinkles and dipped in white chocolate with extra sprinkles on top!

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Birthday Cake Biscotti: delicious breakfast treat! So easy to make too!
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Why this Biscotti Is Best

Today’s biscotti is also inspired by cake: Birthday Cake!

  • Birthday Cake Biscotti have a buttery flavor with the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • They taste like just like funfetti cake baked into crisp crunchy breakfast cookies.
  • Serve them for a birthday breakfast, dessert or afternoon treat.
  • Delicious with a cup of hot coffee for dunking!

Ingredient Notes

This biscotti dough starts with a simple mixture of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. Give it a cake batter twist with these other additions:

  • Butter flavoring – This extract gives the biscotti an even richer, more buttery flavor.
  • Sprinkles – We used rainbow sprinkles for a festive look! Jimmies sprinkles or round “confetti” sprinkles are perfect.
  • White chocolate wafers – Ghirardelli brand is best. The wafers melt smoothly and set up beautifully on the biscotti.

How to Make Biscotti

Making Birthday Cake Biscotti is easier than you might think.

  • Mix together the dough ingredients and fold in half of the sprinkles. Shape the dough into two logs and bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Now, cut the dough into slices and bake again until golden brown on both sides.
  • Dip the tops of cooled biscotti in melted white chocolate. Immediately add the remaining sprinkles on top.

Let the chocolate set for a few minutes, then eat and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • Can’t find butter flavoring? Swap it out for vanilla extract in this biscotti recipe.
  • Flip the biscotti halfway through their second bake to ensure both sides get fully baked.
  • Store biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy within 2 weeks.
  • Feel free to use different sprinkle colors for different holidays and occasions!
Birthday Cake Biscotti: delicious breakfast treat! So easy to make too!

Biscotti FAQs

Is biscotti breakfast or dessert?

Biscotti is both! It’s served in Italy as an accompaniment to an after-dinner espresso or morning coffee. It’s sweet but not quite as sweet as many cookies, so you can serve it just about any time of day.

Do you dip biscotti in coffee?

That’s up to you. I love dunking one of these birthday cake biscotti into my coffee. The coffee softens the crunchy cookies just a bit while giving my coffee a little birthday cake flavor too!
Of course, you can also enjoy them all on their own if you’re not a coffee fan. Or try them with a glass of milk!

Can biscotti be frozen?

Biscotti can be frozen, but it loses much of its hard crunchy texture. I also wouldn’t recommend freezing biscotti with sprinkles. As the biscotti thaw, the sprinkles will “bleed” color changing their appearance.

I only have salted butter. Can I still make biscotti?

Absolutely! I tend to use unsalted butter for baking but salted will work in this recipe too.

Birthday Cake Biscotti: delicious breakfast treat! So easy to make too!

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Yield: 20 servings

Birthday Cake Biscotti

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Birthday Cake Biscotti: such a fun treat! Biscotti is so easy to make, and it’s the perfect breakfast with a hot cup of coffee!


  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring**
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup sprinkles, divided
  • 6 ounce Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers


    1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and butter flavoring.
    2. Add flour and baking powder and beat until combined. Fold in 2 Tbsp sprinkles.
    3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or a silpat). Divide dough in half and shape into two 10inch x 2.5inch rectangles. Use flour on your fingertips to keep dough from sticking.
    4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove and cool 10 minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut each rectangle into 9-10 slices each. Turn each slice onto it's side. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Flip biscotti onto opposite sides. Bake another 8-10 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
    5. Once cooled, dip tops of biscotti into melted white chocolate. Add sprinkles immediately. ENJOY.


  • If you can't find butter flavoring, just swap it out for vanilla extract instead.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 20, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Made this yummy Birthday Biscotti for my sister’s who have Birthdays this month. It came out just perfectly, I would highly recommend this to anyone! Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe Aimee! 🙂

  2. What’s NOT to love about birthday cake flavored biscotti? Positively adoring these cookies, Aimee! You know that the way to my heart is through extra sprinkles!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday Aimee! I would take this birthday cake biscotti for breakfast any day! Yum!

  4. Yeah! Happy birthday! What a fun way to celebrate your birthday. Plus you can have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!!

  5. Happy Birthday, Aimee! I love this birthday inspired twist on classic biscotti! I hope you enjoyed your day.

  6. HAPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a delicious little celebration! Prettiest biscotti I ever did see 🙂

  7. Happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a great day!! Your Birthday Cake Biscotti are adorable and they look delicious too!

  8. Hope you had a very Happy and Blessed Birthday Aimee! I love your blog and recipes! Thanks for all you do to keep it going!

  9. Happy happy birthday Aimee, hope you had an amazing day! Love this biscotti! Such a great idea and looks so cute!

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