What?! Funfetti Cheesecake

That’s right – you can thank me now for all the flashbacks on your wonderful childhood memories while eating this amazing cheesecake. You will need a 9-inch spring-form, and I would recommend making this the night before because it’s a no-bake cheesecake it will have more time to setup properly. My sister did ask me a question about whether she can make these in muffin pans – heck yes you can, and who doesn’t love mini cheesecakes.

Also, I used Oreo Golden Birthday Cake Cookies, you can use the chocolate if you like, but it won’t have that buttery flavor you get when you eat funfetti. For the cookie crumbs, you will use the whole cookie, so no need to separate the icing, just toss into your food processor and start.

Funfetti Cheesecake – 9-inch cake
For the Crust:
14.3 oz Oreo Golden Birthday Cake Cookies crumbs (about 2 1/2 cups)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled
2 tablespoons sprinkles (jimmies)
For the Filling:
24 oz creame cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
3 tablespoons sprinkles (jimmies)
12 ounces Cool Whip, or homemade sweetened whipped cream

Prepare a 9-inch spring-form pan by lining the bottom with parchment paper, and lightly buttering the bottom and sides.

In a small bowl combine Oreo crumbs, the melted butter and sprinkles. Press the crumb mixture into a 9-inch spring-form pan, spreading it 1 1/2 to 2 inches up the side; press flat. Chill crust in freezer for at least 1 hour.

Using an electric mixer set at medium-high speed fitted with a paddle, mix cream cheese, sugar, cake mix, and extracts until well combined. Fold in 8 ounces of Cool Whip and sprinkles.

Pour the filling into the crust, and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or until firm.

Once firm, unclasp the sides of pan, and remove the cheesecake. Garnish with remaining 4 ounces of whipped cream and if desired, additional sprinkles. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Happy Cooking! Bon Appetit!

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