Funfetti Cheesecake Cake

Introduction

Step into a world of whimsy and delight with our Funfetti Cheesecake Cake! This delightful creation is a fusion of luscious cheesecake, moist cake layers, and a burst of rainbow sprinkles, making it the perfect treat for celebrations. Get ready to embark on a baking adventure that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Ingredients

For the Cheesecake:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

For the Frosting:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles, plus more for topping

Instructions

For the Cheesecake:

  1. Creaming the Mixture: In a countertop mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the room-temperature cream cheese until smooth and creamy (about 3 minutes).
  2. Adding Sweetness: Add granulated sugar and flour, mixing until well combined.
  3. Egg Addition: In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolk together, then add them to the cream cheese mixture in two additions, fully mixing after each addition.
  4. Final Touches: Stir in sour cream and vanilla extract until fully combined. Ensure an even mix by scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  5. Pan Preparation: Prepare a 9-inch springform pan by spraying it with nonstick baking spray and lining the bottom with parchment paper. Pour the cheesecake batter into the pan.
  6. Water Bath: Wrap the bottom of the springform pan with aluminum foil and place it in a large rimmed baking pan. Create a water bath by filling the pan with about 1 inch of water.
  7. Baking Time: Bake the cheesecake at 325°F until the center is just barely set (approximately 30-35 minutes). The center should have a small ring of “looser” filling remaining.
  8. Cooling and Freezing: Remove the cake from the oven, let it cool slightly, wrap the entire pan in plastic wrap, and freeze it overnight to set the cheesecake.

For the Cake:

  1. Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Creaming Butter and Sugar: In a separate large bowl, cream together the room-temperature butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Egg and Egg White Incorporation: Add the whole egg and mix until combined. Add the egg whites one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Wet Ingredients: Combine whole milk, sour cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a separate bowl.
  5. Alternating Additions: Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk mixture to the creamed butter and sugar, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Rainbow Joy: Gently fold in the rainbow sprinkles, spreading the joy throughout the batter.
  7. Preheating and Pans: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare three 8-inch cake pans with nonstick baking spray and parchment paper.
  8. Baking Perfection: Divide the cake batter evenly among the three cake pans. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cooling: Let the cakes cool in the pans for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Frosting:

  1. Butter and Cream Cheese Harmony: In a large bowl, beat the room-temperature cream cheese and unsalted butter together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Vanilla Elegance: Mix in the vanilla extract.
  3. Sweetening the Deal: Gradually add the powdered sugar, adjusting the amount to achieve your desired sweetness and consistency.
  4. Sprinkle Fun: Stir in the rainbow sprinkles, adding a pop of color and fun to your frosting.

To Assemble the Funfetti Cheesecake Cake:

  1. First Layer: Place one of the cake layers on a serving plate. Spread a layer of the cream cheese frosting on top.
  2. Cheesecake Addition: Take the frozen cheesecake out of the springform pan and place it on top of the frosted cake layer.
  3. Frosting Extravaganza: Add another layer of frosting on top of the cheesecake.
  4. Layer by Layer: Place the second cake layer on top and repeat the frosting process.
  5. Final Touch: Finish with the third cake layer on top. Cover the entire cake with a layer of frosting, creating a smooth and magical exterior.
  6. Sprinkle Magic: Add more rainbow sprinkles on top for a touch of extra enchantment.

Conclusion

Indulge in the magic of our Funfetti Cheesecake Cake, where every bite is a celebration. Share the joy, capture the moment, and let the enchanting flavors take center stage. Happy baking and savor the whimsical symphony of flavors!

FAQs

  1. Can I make the cheesecake and cake layers in advance?
    • Absolutely! Both can be prepared ahead and stored in the freezer until assembly.
  2. Is it necessary to use a water bath for the cheesecake?
    • A water bath helps prevent cracks in the cheesecake, ensuring a smooth texture.
  3. Can I customize the sprinkle colors in the cake?
    • Of course! Choose your favorite colors to personalize the funfetti experience.
  4. How long does the assembled cake stay fresh?
    • Store the cake in the refrigerator and consume within 3-4 days for optimal freshness.
  5. Can I use a different extract in the frosting?
    • Experiment with almond or coconut extract for a unique flavor twist.

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