Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos

by Jillian

My favorite cake flavor infused into miniature cheesecakes with the sweet addition of Golden Oreos!

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos | A baJillian Recipes

Funfetti has always been my favorite cake flavor. I just love the sweet vanilla flavor and the fun and super colorful sprinkles that are baked in. Oh, and the frosting! You know, the kind with the yummy miniature rainbow chips? That stuff is pure crack, if you ask me. Although that canned stuff from the store is teeming with preservatives, just hand me a spoon and I’ll devour that can of sweet Funfetti goodness in 30 seconds. I’m not above using my fingers either.

I don’t know if it was the advent of Pinterest, but Funfetti seems to be in everything nowadays. So I figured, why not join in on the fun and create some of my own Funfetti magic? 

How about miniature Funfetti cheesecakes!

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos | A baJillian Recipes

And while we’re at it, let’s add in some of those wonderfully creme-filled Golden Oreos!

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos | A baJillian Recipes

The crushed Golden Oreo wafers really paired well with the buttery cake batter flavor of the cheesecake.

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos | A baJillian Recipes

Instead of making a graham cracker crust, I opted for Golden Oreos as the base. Ok, so I didn’t actually use the Golden Oreos–I used a generic version from Target, but hey, they taste identical to the original and they’re cheaper

Wanna know the secret to getting that wonderful cake batter flavor without the cakemix? It’s a combination of extracts–vanilla, almond, and butter flavoring.

What is butter flavoring, you might ask?

Golden Oreo Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes | A baJillian Recipes

I first learned about it when I took a cake decorating class. The buttercream frosting that we used called for butter flavoring, and ever since I made this discovery, I’ve been a new woman!

It’s a great way to add that buttery flavor to baked goods without actually using butter. And I’ve found that combining it with vanilla and almond extract really mimics that delicious unbaked flavor of cake batter. You can find butter extract at Michael’s or any bakeshop or craft store.

Wanna know the best part about these little cakes of smooth funfetti cheesecakey goodness?

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos | A baJillian Recipes

They only take 30 minutes to make!

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos | A baJillian Recipes

Just take a look at my step-by-step photos, and you’ll agree that these are a snap to make! 

 Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Start by lining a cupcake tin and placing a cookie into each cup.

Golden Oreo Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes|A baJillian Recipes

Get to choppin’ six cookies!

Golden Oreo Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes|A baJillian Recipes

Mix the cream cheese and sugar together. Add the greek yogurt, eggs, and extracts and stir until combined.

Golden Oreo Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes | A baJillian Recipes

Fold in the chopped cookies and sprinkles.

Golden Oreo Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes | A baJillian Recipes 

Spoon the batter into the the cupcake tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until centers are set.

Golden Oreo Funfetti Mini Cheesecakes | A baJillian Recipes

Garnish with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and even more of those cute colorful sprinkles, if you like!

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos | A baJillian Recipes

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos | A baJillian Recipes

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos

My favorite cake flavor infused into miniature cheesecakes with the sweet addition of Golden Oreos!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 Mini Cheesecakes

Ingredients
  

  • 21 Golden Oreos 15 for the bottom crusts, 6 for chopping
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup (100g) sugar
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container vanilla greek yogurt*
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons butter extract
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Start by lining a cupcake tin and placing a cookie into each cup.
  • Coarsely chop 6 cookies and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the cream cheese and sugar until combined. Add the yogurt, eggs, and extracts. Mix well until blended.
  • Fold in the sprinkles and chopped cookies.
  • Spoon the batter into the cupcake tin (on top of each cookie), filling each cup all the way.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the centers are set. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.

Notes

* Plain yogurt or sour cream work as well. I just prefer the nice hint of vanilla from the greek yogurt in the cheesecakes.
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Amanda @ Coping with Frugality May 21, 2014 - 2:53 AM

I love this idea!! I am totally going to start putting my favorite cookies on the bottom of my cupcakes. This was the week of cupcake recipes at Delicious Dish Tuesday. Thank you so much for linking up and I hope you come back again. I am featuring all the great cupcake recipes on my DDT post this week 🙂

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Kristen May 20, 2014 - 5:24 AM

These look amazing and your pictures are awesome!

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Jillian May 20, 2014 - 6:40 AM

Thanks Kristen! I’m definitely still learning when it comes to taking pictures, but I’m really enjoying it!

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Mary May 20, 2014 - 3:32 AM

Yum!! These look amazing. I love fun fetti and the rainbow chip icing 10x more. And being that I’m not a huge Oreo fan I’m loving that you used golden oreos in this recipe!

Thanks for sharing at DDT! I pinned ilyhe recipe, and your recipe will be featured tomorrow 🙂

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Jillian May 20, 2014 - 6:38 AM

Thanks, Mary! This is just the first of many Funfetti recipes to come 😉 I look forward to it being featured tomorrow, thank you!

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Mary May 20, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Ohhh I cannot wait to see what else you’ve come up with!!

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CJ Huang May 19, 2014 - 11:14 AM

What a fun treat! I’m wondering how a chocolate (or maybe chocolate swirl) version with regular oreos would taste, although you might not be able to see all the fun sprinkles then. Please stop on by and share with us on Five Friday Finds (open until Wednesday midnight)!

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Jillian May 19, 2014 - 11:33 PM

A chocolate swirl version sounds amazing! You should definitely try experimenting with that!

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Stephanie May 17, 2014 - 3:37 AM

Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl May 14, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Perfect sweetness happening here, can’t wait to take a bite! Plus sprinkles!!

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Jillian May 15, 2014 - 5:03 AM

Sprinkles solve everything in my world, Pamela 🙂

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Laura@Baking in Pyjamas May 14, 2014 - 7:49 PM

Visiting from Tasty Tuesday. These look great, I love funfetti and love ordinary Oreos, we don’t get the golden ones here. I’m going to look into that butter flavour it sounds great. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

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Jillian May 15, 2014 - 5:05 AM

Definitely look into the butter flavor! It’s wonderful in frostings! I’ll gladly stop by your Sweet and Savoury Sunday and share the recipe 🙂

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Lesa Walker May 14, 2014 - 1:48 PM

Hello! I am stopping by from the link up and I love anything funfetti and Birthday Cake is my all-time favorite flavor of anything. If you love the Golden Oreos, were you able to find the Birthday Cake Golden Oreos?? If not, you MUST try them…delicious and yummy!! I can’t wait to try your funfetti cupcakes!

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Jillian May 15, 2014 - 5:07 AM

O my G, I’m going to have to get my hands on these Birthday Cake Golden Oreos you speak of! I LOVE cake-flavored snacks 😀 I’m sure you’ll love the cheesecakes!

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Lesa Walker May 15, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Those Birthday Cake Oreos were supposed to be around for a limited time, but I saw them at the grocery store earlier this week. And they were on sale too!

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Jillian May 15, 2014 - 10:32 PM

On sale!? That’s probably my favorite phrase in the world! I’m going to the grocery store today, so you can bet I’ll be racing toward the cookie aisle when I get there! Thanks Lesa!

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Katie May 14, 2014 - 1:11 AM

Funfetti Oreo Cheesecakes? Those are three very beautiful words and you have managed to combine them all into one adorable cupcake! I am in love!

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Jillian May 15, 2014 - 5:08 AM

Right?! My taste buds were in love!

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Alesha @ Full Time Mama May 13, 2014 - 11:13 PM

These look soooooo good! My kids would love these, and they’d be a lot easier to make for their birthdays than the crazy cakes I always try to do!
Thanks so much for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday! We’d love for you to share our button or a link back to one of the hosts so your readers know where they can find other awesome recipes like this one! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you bring to us next week!

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Jillian May 15, 2014 - 5:10 AM

These are definitely super easy to make! And they’re cute and colorful. Every kid loves sprinkles 🙂

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Gloria // Simply Gloria May 13, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Jillian, these cupcakes rock! Love all the sprinkles.. and the frosting. My boys are going to gobble these right up!

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Jillian May 15, 2014 - 5:11 AM

Thanks Gloria! I’m sure your kids will love them! My coworkers sure did!

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