Recipe Review

These No-Bake Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes Are the Next Big Thing You Need to Be Making

published Mar 7, 2022
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

Funfetti cake seems to be all the rage lately, and here at Kitchn we’ve gotten in on the fun too! We’ve scoured the grocery store shelves to find the best sprinkle-laden box mix, and even tried four of the most popular homemade Funfetti cake recipes to see which one held up to our favorite store-bought mix. For me, Funfetti cake takes me back to my childhood, evoking memories of stuffing my face full of these colorful cupcakes, piled high with sugary vanilla frosting. 

So when I came across these mini Funfetti cheesecakes (which combine two of my all-time favorite desserts in bite-sized form) shared by @fitwafflekitchen on Instagram, I bookmarked it immediately.

This recipe is super simple, like many of the other mouthwatering desserts Fit Waffle Kitchen shares on Instagram. You start in the same way you’d make any cheesecake: By crushing Golden Oreos or Custard Creams and mixing with some melted butter to form the base. After pressing the crust into the bottom of cupcake tins, you whip up some heavy cream, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla and almond extracts and whisk them together to form the cheesecake mixture. And last, but certainly not least, you stir in the classic Funfetti ingredient: sprinkles! Chill the cheesecakes before piping on even more whipped cream and topping with plenty of sprinkles.

With just a few pantry ingredients, you can whip up the ultimate mash-up dessert. Funfetti cake might have been the dessert of my childhood, but now I can step up my dessert game with these mini Funfetti cheesecakes that are sure to impress even the most finicky of friends at my next birthday party.

Want to add a little pizzazz to your frosting by making it two-toned? This simple method can help you with that.