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Funfetti Cheesecake Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Chill: 8 hours
Total Time: 11 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 506kcal
Make a colorful, tasty Funfetti Cheesecake to enjoy as a decadent dessert with family and friends. It’s the perfect treat to prepare for birthday parties, holidays and other gatherings!
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For the Cake:

  • cup sugar
  • 3 Tbs butter room temp
  • 3 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 ½ Tbs milk
  • 1 Tbs sour cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup cake flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup sprinkles

For the Cheesecake:

  • 28 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbs heavy cream
  • cup sour cream
  • cup yogurt
  • ½ Tbs cornstarch
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper.
  • To make the cake, in a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, butter, and oil.. Whisk in the egg and egg yolk until smooth. Add in the milk, sour cream and vanilla.
    ⅓ cup sugar, 3 Tbs butter, 3 Tbs vegetable oil, 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, 2 ½ Tbs milk, 1 Tbs sour cream, ½ tsp vanilla
    how to make funfetti cheesecake
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add into the wet mixture and stir just until the flour mixture is incorporated. Fold in the sprinkles until fully incorporated.
    ½ cup cake flour, ¼ tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp baking soda, ½ cup sprinkles
    how to make funfetti cheesecake
  • Pour the cake batter into the bottom of the springform pan and smooth out. Place into the oven to bake for 20 minutes or until it is browned to your liking.
    how to make funfetti cheesecake
  • Once the cake is baked, remove from the oven and place onto a cooling rack while you make the cheesecake batter.
    how to make funfetti cheesecake
  • To make the cheesecake batter, place the cream cheese and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on high speed for 3-4 minutes or until it's completely smooth. Add in the eggs and egg yolk and beat for another minute until fully incorporated.
    28 oz cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, 4 eggs + 1 egg yolk
    how to make funfetti cheesecake
  • Next, add in the heavy cream, sour cream and yogurt and beat together. Add the cornstarch, vanilla and salt and stir until incorporated. Lastly, fold in the sprinkles. Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the cake and smooth out.
    ½ cup + 2 Tbs heavy cream, ⅓ cup sour cream, ⅓ cup yogurt, ½ Tbs cornstarch, 2 tsp vanilla, ½ tsp salt, 1 ½ cup sprinkles
    how to make funfetti cheesecake
  • Wrap the bottom and sides of the springform pan with tin foil to prevent water from seeping in. Place springform pan into a larger pan to create a water bath. Fill the larger pan with enough water to come 1 inch up the side of the springform pan.
    how to make funfetti cheesecake
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the cheesecake is set but the center is jiggly. You may need to cover the cheesecake with tin foil halfway through or after an hour once the cheesecake starts browning to prevent it from getting too dark.
  • Once the cheesecake has baked, turn the heat off and leave the cheesecake to rest in the oven for 1 hour with the door closed.
  • After the cheesecake has rested, remove from the oven and place onto a cooling rack to cool completely. At this point, the springform pan should be unwrapped from the tin foil and out of the water bath. Once the cheesecake has cooled completely, cover with tin foil or plastic wrap and place into the fridge to chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • After the cheesecake has chilled, run a butter knife around the edges to release the cheesecake from the springform pan. Release the pan sides and place the cheesecake onto a cake stand or plate to slice and serve.
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Storage: Cheesecake may be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 972IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg