Funfetti Cheesecake 

Bring a splash of color and joy to any gathering with this vibrant Funfetti Cheesecake. Combining the classic charm of creamy cheesecake with the whimsical fun of sprinkles, this dessert is perfect for celebrations or as a special treat to brighten any day. It’s not just about the look; each bite offers a rich, creamy texture, making it a delightful indulgence.


For the Crust:
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
For the Cheesecake:
  • 32 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • Additional sprinkles and whipped cream, for serving


  1. Crust Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well mixed. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom and slightly up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Cheesecake Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Mix in sour cream, vanilla extract, almond extract if using, and salt. Gradually add the eggs one at a time, mixing just until combined to avoid overbeating. Gently fold in the rainbow sprinkles.
  3. Baking:
    • Wrap the outside of the springform pan with aluminum foil to prevent leaks. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the crust. Place the springform pan in a larger baking dish and add hot water to the outer dish to create a water bath. Bake for 70 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set but the center still jiggles slightly.
    • Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door ajar for 30 minutes. Then remove it from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Refrigerate overnight to set completely.
  4. Serving:
    • Unmold the cheesecake from the pan. Top with whipped cream and additional sprinkles before serving.


  • Smooth Texture: Ensure all ingredients, especially the cream cheese, are at room temperature to achieve a smooth, lump-free batter.
  • Preventing Cracks: Avoid overmixing the batter as this can incorporate too much air and lead to cracks. Using a water bath during baking also helps prevent cracks and ensures even, gentle cooking.
  • Chilling: Allow the cheesecake to chill overnight in the refrigerator to fully set and develop flavors, making it easier to slice.


Funfetti Cheesecake is more than just a treat; it’s a festive and joyful addition to any dessert table. With its eye-catching appearance and decadent texture, this cheesecake is sure to be a hit at any celebration. Whether you’re marking a special occasion or just looking for a delightful dessert, this Funfetti Cheesecake promises a perfect blend of fun and flavor in every slice. Enjoy the process of creating this wonderful dessert and the pleasure of sharing it with friends and family.

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