Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes

01.02.2017

Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion! They’re perfectly rich and creamy, they have a sweet funfetti flavor, and people of all ages just love them! I mean who could resist these fun individual portions and all those colorful rainbow speckles?

Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes

Funfetti Birthday Cake Meets Cheesecake!

Instead of making a funfetti cake for an upcoming birthday or party you’ve got to try these fun funfetti cheesecakes!

They are a fun change from the traditional funfetti cake, they still have that same classic flavor plus the added decadence and flavor of cheesecake. No one can resist!

Cheesecake batter in a mixing bowl.

So What’s In Them?

With these you start out with a crisp, buttery, vanilla wafer cookie base.

Then top that with a rich and luscious, perfectly sweet and creamy, rainbow dotted, almond and vanilla flavored cheesecake!

The almond extract and vanilla extract give it the typical funfetti flavor by the way.

Everyone will be wanting the recipe!

Cheesecake batter in 12 cupcake wells before baking.

How to Make Funfetti Cheesecakes

  • Make the crust by mixing crumbs, butter and sugar. Bake in paper lined muffins cups.
  • For the filling mix sugar and flour, pour over cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Blend in eggs then sour cream, heavy cream and extracts.
  • Fold in sprinkles.
  • Pour filling over crust layer. Sprinkle with a few more sprinkles.
  • Bake until nearly set, let cool.
  • Chill through.

They’re actually really easy to make and fun too, because anytime you bake with sprinkles it’s a great time!

Mini cheesecake with sparkler lit resting in it.

More Cheesecake Recipes You’ll Love

I ended 2016 with a Cookies ‘N Cream Cheesecake and I’m starting 2017 out with these Funfetti Cheesecakes. It’s true, I really really love cheesecake.

If you haven’t tried my other cheesecakes I’ve shared Cheesecake Minis with Salted Caramel Sauce or Strawberry Sauce, Carrot Cake Cheesecake, Vanilla Bean (Mousse) Cheesecake, Key Lime Cheesecake, Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes, Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce, Peppermint Bark Cheesecake, Caramel Apple Mini Cheesecakes

Bite take from mini cheesecake to show texture.

And there’s even more beyond all those. I’m slightly obsessed.

I’m sure the future holds more I haven’t tried yet but for now I’m seriously enjoying these party perfect mini sprinkle filled cupcakes and I’m already looking forward to the next time I get to make them.

Happy 2017 everyone! I hope you have a fabulous year!

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Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes

5 from 2 votes

These rainbow flecked individual cheesecakes are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion! They're perfectly rich and creamy, they have a sweet funfetti flavor, and people of all ages just love them! I mean who could resist these cupcake portion and all those pretty colors?

Servings: 12
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup (107g) vanilla wafer cookie crumbs, from about 29 cookies
  • 1 Tbsp (13g) granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp(42g) unsalted butter, melted

Filling

  • 3/4 cup (105g) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp (13g) all-purpose flour
  • 16 oz (453g) cream cheese, well softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (59g) sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tsp (55g) rainbow jimmies sprinkles, roughy chopped, divided, plus more for serving
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for serving

Instructions

  1. For the crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 12 standard size muffin cups with paper liners. 

  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together cookie crumbs and sugar. Pour in melted butter and stir with a fork until evenly moistened. 
  3. Divide mixture among prepared muffin cups, adding about 1 heaping tablespoon to each. Press crust into an even layer in each cup. 
  4. Bake in preheated oven 6 minutes then remove from oven and let cool.
  5. For the filling: In a small mixing bowl whisk together sugar and flour. 

  6. Add softened cream cheese to a separate large mixing bowl. Pour sugar mixture over cream cheese and using an electric hand mixer cream together just until mixture is smooth, while scraping sides of bowl occasionally, about 30 seconds. 
  7. Mix in eggs one at a time blending just until combined after each. Mix in sour cream, heavy cream, vanilla extract and almond extract. 
  8. Pour in 1/4 cup of the jimmies and fold batter with a spatula just to evenly distribute. 
  9. Divide mixture among muffin cups pouring over crust layer and filling each cup nearly full. Sprinkle tops with remaining 2 tsp sprinkles. 

  10. Bake in preheated oven until cupcakes only giggle slightly, about 20 minutes (they may crack just a little but that's fine, they'll deflate and cracks shouldn't be visible). 
  11. Let cool at room temperature 30 minutes then transfer to refrigerator and chill 3 hours (preferably rest a 13 by 9-inch cake pan lid over muffin pan - one that doesn't touch cheesecakes, don't cover with plastic wrap or it will stick). 
  12. Serve chilled with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Nutrition Facts
Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 14.4%
Calcium 5%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Funfetti Cheesecake
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

14 comments

  • Rose: Has anyone tried these as mini cupcakes ? I have a baby shower with 60 ppl so wonder if that would work…. also would they freeze well? March 10, 2019 at 10:38am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t tested minis but they should work well (can’t say for sure on bake time). And they should freeze well too. March 10, 2019 at 12:39pm Reply

  • Teresa: Made these for my job at Christmas time and they went CRAZY for them!! Love this recipe will continue to make. Thanks again January 30, 2019 at 11:18pm Reply

  • Karen Thompson: Made these last night for co-workers birthday. Didn’t put any sprinkles in the batter, only on top and used only vanilla extract (no almond). I did add 5 minutes to baking time because they were too jiggly. ThenAdded a dollop of Redi Whip but no more sprinkles. They are out of this world! Deliciousness defined! Very easy recipe to follow and I like that it makes just a dozen, perfect. January 24, 2019 at 12:39pm Reply

  • Danielle Letendre: I tried these and they were amazing! My boyfriend wants me to try and make it as a whole cheesecake instead of little mini ones. Would you happen to know the amounts for that?
    Thanks! :) May 31, 2017 at 4:01pm Reply

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