Funfetti Cheesecake – Easy no bake sprinkle cheesecake

December 28, 2020Sew White

This bright and colourful sprinkle packed Funfetti Cheesecake is a joy to make and eat. This easy cheesecake recipe is packed full of flavour and looks so beautiful. It’s a great no-bake dessert and the colour of the sprinkles really allows you to taste the rainbow.

It’s a great birthday cheesecake and can be updated with your favourite sprinkles. I love rainbow sprinkles but if you can make it any colour you like! Enjoy making and eating this Easy no-bake sprinkle cheesecake with your family and friends.

This fun and easy to make no-bake funfetti cheesecake is a joy to make and even more of a joy to eat. It is delicious and brings a smile to everyone’s face when it is served. Children and big kids all love finding the sprinkles throughout the cheesecake mixture. It can easily be a birthday cake cheesecake, a rainbow cheesecake, a party cheesecake or even a normal day and I want some cheesecake, cheesecake.

Making a Sprinkle cheesecake

Making a sprinkle cheesecake is so easy. You take an easy cheesecake batter and mix in your favourite flavours, I would recommend lemon or vanilla to keep it classic. Then you add the sprinkles! I mixed sprinkles into the mix and then decorated with more on top. It would be rude not to! I love sprinkles and it was great to use these chunky unicorn rainbow sprinkles.

Like all my cheesecakes this is a no-bake cheesecake recipe. You can make it ahead, decorate it and pop it back in the fridge until you are ready to serve. I would recommend taking it out of the tin like the recipe says (scroll down for the recipe) and then put back in the fridge on the plate you want to serve it on.

This is because the cake tin when cold will make it harder to release the cheesecake from the tin, as it constricts slightly. It will also help get the no-bake funfetti cheesecake fully ready for you to serve.

side view of the Funfetti Cheesecake with flecks of sprinkles in the cheesecake batter and decorated on top.

How can I travel with a cheesecake?

If you are travelling with the cheesecake I would recommend making them in a traybake style as you can take the tin straight to where you need it. If you want to make this no-bake funfetti cheesecake you can make the cheesecake and leave the cheesecake in the tin to travel. That way you won’t risk denting the cheesecake or damaging it.

Make sure you take wet wipes if it’s a picnic as you might get a little messy taking it out at your destination. I would definitely say this makes a great birthday cake cheesecake.

birthday cake cheesecake

What better way to say happy birthday than with a happy birthday cheesecake! I know for most of my family the idea of having a birthday without cheesecake would be terrible. A birthday cake cheesecake has to have sprinkle which is why this recipe is so brilliant. It is jam packed full of sprinkles!

Birthday cakes filled with sprinkles in the sponge and briliant but I think adding sprinkles to a cheesecake is one better. It’s also so much easier and quicker to make and decorate. Plus like a normal sprinkles birthday cake, a birthday cake cheesecake can be made ahead of time for a party.

What biscuits should I use for the cheesecake base?

For the base of my birthday cake funfetti cheesecake, I used shortbread biscuits as I love the flavour they give. They are crumbly but hold the base shape without setting so hard that you can’t cut it. Perfect.

If you can’t get hold of shortbread or would prefer something else, other biscuits which work really well for cheesecakes include digestives, bourbon biscuits and if you want to add even more of a flavour try Biscoff biscuits.

Funfetti Cheesecake with pipped double cream in star shapes on the top before sprinkles have been added.

My top 3 birthday cake no-bake cheesecake recipes

These are my top 3 birthday cake cheesecake recipes. I have my brilliant Terry’s Chocolate Orange cheesecake which mixes the yummy flavours of orange and chocolate.

The Toblerone Cheesecake is so moreish! I love adding chopped up Toblerone to the top of this cheesecake. It stands out and looks brilliant stacked up high.

For adults and fans of white chocolate and Baileys the mix in this no-bake cheesecake is so wonderful. The smooth mix of baileys with the creamy white chocolate truffles is a combination to love time and time again.

No Bake Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake
This delicious no bake Terry's chocolate orange cheesecake is so easy to make at home. It uses fresh orange zest and chocolate in the cream cheese.
Check out this recipe
Toblerone Cheesecake – No Bake
Toblerone Cheesecake is delicious! If you love Toblerone and want to see it turned into an easy to make cheesecake this is the recipe for you.
Check out this recipe
Baileys and White Chocolate Cheesecake
A creamy and rich Baileys and White Chocolate Cheesecake is the perfect treat for a Christmas party or as a change from the regular Christmas pudding.
Check out this recipe

Check out my other cheesecake recipes

What do I need for a Funfetti no-bake cheesecake?

For this easy no-bake funfetti cheesecake you only need 7 ingredients! Isn’t that brilliant. It’s so simple to make and like all my cheesecakes they taste incredible, if I say so myself.

For the funfetti no-bake cheesecake you will need

  • 50 g Unsalted butter
  • 200 g shortbread biscuits
  • 300 g Soft cream cheese I used Philadelphia
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50 g Rainbow Sprinkles

Unlike the the no-bake funfetti cheesecake tasty this recipe is lovely and will be family favourite cheesecake for years to come. I have made it as a birthday cake cheesecake. The recipient loved the huge amount of sprinkles I had used. As did I.

It’s great to be able to make it beautifully messy. It is hard to mess this cheesecake up as the sprinkles hide any issues or problems. People are so busy looking at the flecks of colour they will miss any dents or problems.

Funfetti Cheesecake ready to serve on a pink plate

How to make a funfetti cheesecake – step by step

Crush the shortbread biscuits in a food processor, or put it in a plastic sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method to leave them as a larger crumb).

melted butter being added to broken up biscuits

Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.

biscuit base for a cheesecake in a cake tin

Scoop the crumbs into the tin and push down gently with the back of a spoon to make a hard layer. Place the cake tin in the fridge and leave to harden for 30 minutes while you make the cream layer.

In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed.

double cream whipped up with a whisk

In a new bowl lightly whip the double cream until it thicken.

double cream being mixed into cream cheese for a cheesecake

Stir in the double cream and cream cheese mixture together.

sprinkles being mixed in to the cheesecake batter for a Funfetti Cheesecake

Gently stir in the sprinkles.

sprinkles mixed in to the cheesecake batter for a Funfetti Cheesecake

Remove the base from the fridge and add the cream cheese. Level off and pop it back in the fridge.

Funfetti Cheesecake served on a pink plate

Serve with pipped double cream and even more sprinkles.

Want an easy cheesecake recipe?

Well cheesecake recipes don’t get much easier than this seven ingredient recipe. It’s smooth a vanilla cheesecake, a classic flavour choice in my opinion and is the perfect delicious cheesecake batter base to decorate for a party or event. Sprinkles are the easiest way to add colour and some joy into your cheesecake without spending hours decorating.

Funfetti Cheesecake decorated with even more brightly coloured rainbow sprinkles.

How to make a cheesecake batter?

Making a cheesecake batter is a so easy and there are so many ways you could do it but after trying so many different ones out I think this is my favourite for an easy vanilla cheesecake.

To make a cheesecake batter you only need 4 key ingredients; Soft cream cheese (I used Philadelphia), Caster sugar, Double cream and your flavouring. For this no-bake funfetti cheesecake I used vanilla extract as I wanted it simple and sophisticated.

View on top of the sprinkle cheesecake. Sprinkles on top of the pipped cream boarder

New Years Eve cheesecake

I originally made this cheesecake as a New Year’s Eve cheesecake for friends and family a few years ago. I called it a New Year’s Eve cheesecake as the sprinkles were to be at the bright colours and lights of the fireworks.

The funfetti cheesecake works so well for so many events as it adds some bright colours and joy to dessert. For New Years Eve it’s a lovely light creamy dessert and like my favourite type of desserts, it’s no-bake and can be made before you need it.

I made this on the morning of New Year’s Eve and left it ready to be served for the party. This new years eve cheesecake will bring some joy as you start a new year.

easy funfetti cheesecake decorated with brightly coloured sprinkles

What better way to start a new year than with a new years eve cheesecake.

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Funfetti Cheesecake – Easy no bake sprinkle cheesecake

Sisley White
This bright and colourful sprinkle packed Funfetti Cheesecake is a joy to make and eat. This easy cheesecake recipe is packed full of flavour and looks so beautiful. It's a great no-bake dessert and the colour of the sprinkles really allows you to taste the rainbow. It's a great birthday cheesecake and can be updated with your favourite sprinkles. I love rainbow sprinkles but if you can make it any colour you like! Enjoy making and eating this Easy no-bake sprinkle cheesecake with your family and friends.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Fridge Bake 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Bakes, Cakes, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 8 portions
Calories 485 kcal

Equipment

  • 6 inch Cake Tin
  • Sandwich Bag
  • Rolling Pin
  • Mixing bowl x 2
  • Wooden spoon
  • Electric whisk
  • whisk
  • Piping bag
  • Star nozzle
  • spoon

Ingredients
 
 

  • 50 g Unsalted butter
  • 200 g shortbread biscuits
  • 300 g Soft cream cheese I used Philadelphia
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50 g Rainbow Sprinkles

Decoration

  • 150 ml double cream
  • Rainbow Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Lightly grease an 6 inch loose base cake tin with a little melted butter – use a little of the same butter that you use for the base. (I also added a greaseproof paper circle at the bottom to help it off the base later). If you want to make thi as an 8inch cheesecake, add half the amount again to each ingredient.

Making the Base

  • Melt the butter gently in the microwave in short bursts (in a microwavable bowl) or in a saucepan on a low heat and then take off the heat so it doesn’t burn.
  • Crush the shortbread biscuits in a food processor, or put it in a plastic sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method to leave them as a larger crumb).
  • Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
  • Scoop the crumbs into the tin and push down gently with the back of a spoon to make a hard layer. Place the cake tin in the fridge and leave to harden for 30 minutes while you make the cream layer.

Cream Cheese Layer

  • In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • In a new bowl lightly whip the double cream until it thicken.
  • Stir in the double cream and cream cheese mixture together.
  • Stir in the sprinkles gently.
  • Remove the cake tin from the fridge and add the cream cheese to the base and level off.
  • Put back into the fridge to set for at least an hour. Longer is fine if you want to make it ahead of time for an event.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on a plate.

Cheesecake Decoration

  • Whisk the remaining double cream until it starts to thicken. Add a star nozzle to a pipping bag and add the cream. Pipe the cream into swirls around the outside of the cheesecake.
  • Add more sprinkles!
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

•This is a great no-bake dessert for birthday, party or event.
•You can create this cheesecake in advance for a party or event.
•Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight box. It will last about 3 days if you don’t eat it all quicker than that.
•If you have an 8 inch cake tin I would recommend adding half again to the ingredients. For example if it says 100g for 6 inch, it would 150g for an 8 inch tin.

Nutrition

Calories: 485kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 266mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1233IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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20 Comments

  • The Best No Bake Cheesecake Recipes – Sew White

    December 30, 2020 at 5:53 pm

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  • Dannii

    January 11, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    What a fun cheesecake. Anything with sprinkles has to be a good thing, right?5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 13, 2021 at 11:55 am

      It absolutely does! You can’t beat the wonder of sprinkles.

  • rika

    January 11, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂 I love cheesecake5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 13, 2021 at 11:55 am

      You’re most welcome. thank you for leaving a comment x

  • Carrie Robinson

    January 11, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Such a fun idea for a cheesecake! 🙂 The more rainbow sprinkles, the better.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 13, 2021 at 11:54 am

      I couldn’t agree more! All the sprinkles!

  • Julie Menghini

    January 11, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    No bake and funfetti, I’m in! Really like the step by step pictures and how easy this is to make. A perfect birthday treat.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 13, 2021 at 11:53 am

      <3 That is really kind. Thank you

  • Chris Collins

    January 11, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    I’m a sucker for a Funfetti cake and I love cheesecake so this is right up my street! Can’t wait to try the recipe 🙂5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 13, 2021 at 11:53 am

      Thank you so much Chris, I’m the same. Any opportunity for sprinkles and I am there.

  • Beth Sachs

    January 28, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Cheesecake is my favourite dessert and you make it look so pretty! #CookBlogShare5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 30, 2021 at 10:18 am

      I can’t get enough of them! <3

  • Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    January 29, 2021 at 8:45 am

    I love cheesecake and this one is so fun and colourful!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 30, 2021 at 10:18 am

      Thank you <3

  • Rebecca – Glutarama

    January 29, 2021 at 11:14 am

    What a fabulous looking cheesecake. My daughter loves…LOVES cheesecake and this is so much fun I’m going to surprise her with it one day next week to lift her spirits. PLUS it’s so easy to swap out the shortbread for a GF version.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 30, 2021 at 10:19 am

      What a great idea. I do love how easy it is to make cheesecake gluten free.

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    January 30, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    I am a huge funfetti fan! This looks delicious and so much fun. I love that you’ve used shortbread biscuits in the base.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 31, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      Shortbread is my favourite for cheesecakes at the moment!

  • Chloe Edges

    January 31, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Love it – so cute!5 stars

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