Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes

If you’re looking for a fantastic, colorful dessert, look no further — these mini funfetti cheesecakes are a show-stopper. With rich, creamy cheesecake dotted with rainbow sprinkles and topped with them as well, this is basically a celebration encapsulated in small dessert form. 

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​Love cheesecake, but hate the baking hassles? These confetti mini cheesecakes are for you. Ditch the water bath and the springform pan like our larger Birthday Cheesecake— make these mini no-bake cheesecakes for your next party or the best birthday dessert, and you’ll have guests swooning and asking for the recipe.

These funfetti mini cheesecakes are the star of any event. They’re the perfect way to add festive spirit to a party — but they’re also absolutely the most decadent and amazing colorful dessert you’ve ever tried. 

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Why You’ll Love Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes

These mini treats are the best way to enjoy a festive cheesecake in a fun, small fun form. 

  • Portable – These little sweet handheld pieces of goodness are the best desserts ever. You can serve them at parties, take them to picnics, or pack them in lunches. 
  • Easy – What could be easier than a no-bake recipe that results in the most creamy and sumptuous dessert?
  • Party-Ready – With colorful sprinkles and their ability to be easily grabbed on a party platter, what dessert could be better for celebrating a birthday party or other fun event?


This handful of simple ingredients is all you need for the best little individual cheesecakes you’ve ever had.

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs – These are key to the base of the cheesecakes.
  • Unsalted Butter – Make sure to melt the butter so that it mixes easily with the graham crackers to create the crust.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – This ingredient lends lightness to the filling and is the key ingredient for the topping.
  • Full-Fat Cream Cheese – The filling gets its luxurious texture and flavor from this incredible ingredient — you can’t have cheesecake without it.
  • Powdered Sugar – Using powdered sugar sweetens the filling but it also helps to make the filling velvety and smooth.
  • Vanilla Extract – Vanilla rounds out the flavors and gives it delicious flavor.
  • Rainbow Sprinkles – These give the cheesecakes their colorful flair. Use any festive sprinkles you want- even make them for holidays!
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How to Make Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes

Get ready to make the best special occasion-ready miniature cheesecakes that will maybe just become one of your favorite desserts regardless of the occasion!

  1. Crumble graham crackers. Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or by placing them in a resealable plastic bag and rolling over them with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs.
  2. Add to melted butter. Pour the melted butter into the bowl of the food processor (or add it to a large bowl with the crushed graham crackers) and combine. 
  3. Press crust into pan. Spoon the butter and cracker mixture into the cupcake pan prepared with cupcake liners, pressing it into the bottom. 
  4. Whisk cream. Pour half of the cream into a large mixing bowl, placing the reminder in the refrigerator. Whisk the cream until stiff peaks form. 
  5. Blend remaining ingredients. Add the powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract to a separate bowl and mix until silky smooth. 
  6. Combine. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, transfer the whipped heavy cream into the bowl with the cream cheese mixture and gently combine.
  7. Add in sprinkles. Fold the sprinkles into the cheesecake mixture.
  8. Add to pan and freeze. Spoon the cheesecake batter into each of the cups in the muffin tin. Cover the muffin pan with plastic wrap and freeze. 
  9. Make whipped topping. After freezing them for the recommended time, remove them from the freezer. Prepare the topping by whipping the remaining cream. 
  10. Garnish. Use a piping bag to swirl the whipped cream on top each of the cheesecakes. Add the extra sprinkles on top. 

What to Serve With Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes

One of our favorite toppings for these cheesecakes is a drizzle of caramel sauce, and we’ll never turn down fudge sauce, either. You can also serve these alongside ice cream — some of our favorite flavors are simple vanilla ice creammaple ice cream with pecans, and no churn strawberry ice cream

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These fun mini cheesecake bites can be modified with plenty of add-ins or substitutions. 

  • Nuts – Add crushed walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, pecans to the top of the filling. 
  • Sprinkles – Change up the type of sprinkles that you use for different seasons.
  • Chocolate Chips – Fold mini chocolate chips into the filling. 
  • Citrus – Give the cheesecakes bright flavor by shaving some lemon zest into the filling or on top of the whipped cream. 

Storage and Freezing

Store these cheesecakes in the fridge or freezer since they contain dairy.

Make Ahead: Make the filling ahead of time and assemble before serving.

Refrigerator: After the cheesecakes have come to room temperature, wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 

Freezer: Freeze no-bake cheesecake for up to 3 months.

Common Questions About Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes 

What is the most popular cheesecake?

There are many styles of cheesecake but the most popular are classic, no-bake, and New York-style cheesecake.

Do all cheesecakes get baked? 

Not all cheesecakes are baked. Some contain eggs that help to thicken the filling — those cheesecakes must be baked. 

What is the best cream cheese to use for cheesecake? 

For the best results when making cheesecake, choose a full fat cream cheese. It will give your cheesecake the signature velvety texture.

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5 from 6 votes
These EASY Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes have creamy cheesecake dotted with rainbow sprinkles atop a crunchy and buttery graham cracker crust!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12



  • Prepare a 12-well muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.
  • Put the graham crackers into a food processor and process until you have fine crumbs. Alternatively, add them to a zip lock bag and use a rolling pin to bash them up into fine crumbs.
  • Add the melted butter to the food processor and process until combined. The cookie mixture should now look like damp sand.
  • Divide the cookie mixture between the 12 cupcake liners. Use the back of a spoon to compact it very well into a layer on the bottom of the liner. Set aside while you make the cheesecake filling.
  • Add half of the heavy whipping cream to a mixing bowl. (Put the remaining heavy whipping cream back into the refrigerator to use as topping for the mini cheesecakes later.) 6. Whisk the heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks.
  • In a separate bowl, add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until fully combined and creamy.
  • Add the whipped heavy cream to the cream cheese mixture. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Add the sprinkles and gently fold them into the cheesecake mixture.
  • Divide the cheesecake mixture between the cupcake liners. Use the back of a spoon to level it.
  • Clingwrap the cupcake pan and put it into the freezer for 60 minutes.
  • When the mini cheesecakes have set. Remove them from the freezer.
  • Add the remaining heavy whipping cream to a bowl and whisk it to soft peaks. 14. Transfer the whipped cream to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Pipe swirls on top of each mini cheesecake and add sprinkles to the top of each one to decorate.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.


Calories: 388 kcal, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 30 g, Saturated Fat: 18 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g, Trans Fat: 0.2 g, Cholesterol: 83 mg, Sodium: 180 mg, Potassium: 94 mg, Fiber: 0.4 g, Sugar: 21 g, Vitamin A: 1066 IU, Vitamin C: 0.2 mg, Calcium: 62 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 388
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mini funfetti cheesecakes
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    These are adorable, fun, festive and delicious. I love that they can be made for any occasion. A marvelous treat for everyone.

  2. 5 stars
    Those are so adorable! I love serving up single-serve desserts like this because they look far more fancy than they actually are!