Funfetti Swirl Cheesecake

This recipe puts the "fun" in funfetti cheesecake! A funfetti cake-bottom crust pink swirled cheesecake that'll really get the party started!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 470 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 1 box of funfetti cake mix plus ingredients listed on box
  • 3 bars cream cheese 8 oz each, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 cup crushed animal circus cookies
  • pink food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Prepare the funfetti cake batter according to directions on the box.
  3. Crush circus animal crackers (an easy way to do this is with a rolling pin) so that you have chunks, not crumbs. Stir circus cookies into cake batter so they are evenly distributed.
  4. Pour funfetti cake batter into springform pan and bake for 35 minutes at 350°F.
  5. When cake is done baking, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  6. Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer), combine cream cheese and sugar; mix on medium speed until smooth. (Tip: Make sure cream cheese is at room temperature so it is soft enough to mix smoothly.)
  7. Scrape the sides of bowl and begin mixing again, adding in one egg at a time.
  8. Finally, add vanilla and sour cream and mix until well combined.
  9. Split the cheesecake batter into two bowls. Add pink food coloring drop by drop until you've achieved your desired shade. Keep the other bowl of cheesecake batter white.
  10. Using a 1 cup measuring cup,  scoop some of the white cheesecake batter into the springform pan on top of your funfetti cake. After white batter spreads itself out, pour 1 cup of pink cheesecake batter in the middle of the white cheesecake.
  11. Repeat, alternating colors until all cheesecake batter is used.
  12. Return springform pan to oven and bake for 1 hour until cheesecake is set. Place on wire rack to cool.
  13. Refrigerate overnight.
  14. Top with whipped cream, confetti sprinkles, and frosted animal crackers.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition information does not include the addition of whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts
Funfetti Swirl Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 518mg23%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 185mg19%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.