Funfetti Cheesecake Popsicles

Funfetti Cheesecake Popsicle - homemade cheesecake ice cream loaded with funfetti cake pieces! When we were visiting family in Minnesota last month, my mom gave me the best present ever.

Beat up old cookie sheets!

She’s been baking with them for years, so they are scuffed up and worn in. Trash to some but a food blogger’s dream. A beat up old cookie sheet is like equal to gold in my eyes. In fact, if my mom didn’t have some for me, I’d probably try to get someone to sell me their old cookie sheets. Yeah, I’d pay money for those!

Funfetti Cheesecake Popsicle - homemade cheesecake ice cream loaded with funfetti cake pieces! So beat up cookie sheets are the perfect surface to shoot popsicles on. The cookie sheet contains the mess and I don’t have to worry about my backgrounds getting dirty, soggy, or sticky :)

I’ve also been using the cookie sheets as stand in cake plates and as backgrounds. Every time my mom and I talk, she’ll mention how she saw her cookie sheets in a shoot, and I think she’s happy that I love them so much. THANKS MOM!

Funfetti Cheesecake Popsicle - homemade cheesecake ice cream loaded with funfetti cake pieces! My friend Lindsay makes the most amazing looking ice cream cakes. I just drool every time I’m on her site. I was reading that instead of using regular ice cream in her cake she uses a combination of cream cheese and cool whip, and when frozen, it practically tastes like ice cream! I’ve been wanting to give it a try, so with my birthday approaching I baked up some homemade funfetti cake and boom – funfetti cheesecake popsicles were born. With extra sprinkles of course :)

Ingredients:

Funfetti Cake (Note: This recipe will make one 8 inch cake or two 6 inch cakes.

  •  6 tbsp butter, softened
  •  2/3 cup sugar
  •  3 egg whites
  •  1/2 cup sour cream
  •  1 tsp vanilla extract
  •  1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  •  1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  •  1/4 tsp salt
  •  1 tbsp jimmies sprinkles

Cheesecake Ice Cream

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz cool whip (1 and 1/2 containers)

Directions:

Funfetti Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Using butter grease the bottom and sides of an 8 inch round cake pan or two 6 inch pans, line the bottom with a round piece of parchment paper. To ensure even baking, place a bake even strip around the pan. You can make your own homemade bake even strip by cutting a towel or shirt to fit the size of your pan. Get the fabric really wet, then squeeze out the dripping water but do not squeeze it too dry. Secure the fabric around the pan with a safety pin.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar, beat using an electric mixer until fluffy. Add in the egg whites, beat again.
  3. Add in the sour cream and vanilla extract, mix until smooth.
  4. In a smaller bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt, gently mix with a spoon. Gradually add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, do not dump it in, rather take spoonfuls of the flour mixture and gently shake it over the wet ingredients, as if you were sifting in the flour. Fold in the mixture until no flour remains. Repeat with the other half of the flour, folding it in and scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl to incorporate everything.
  5. Add in the sprinkles and mix gently.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared cake pan, if using two 6 inch pans put about 1 & 1/4 cup batter in each. Use a spatula to evenly spread it out.
  7. Bake for 23-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Using a bake even strip will slow down the baking time, so if your cake is still wobbly in the center, allow it to bake longer.
  8. Once the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully remove the cake from the pan. If using a springform pan, remove the sides and bottom. Allow the cake to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Cheesecake Ice Cream

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in the cool whip until it's incorporated.

Assembling the popsicles

  1. Break the funfetti cake into smaller pieces and add it to the bowl with the cheesecake. Add as much or as little cake pieces as you’d like. You will have leftover cake.
  2. Add in 1 tbsp of sprinkles then mix the cake and cheesecake mixture by hand until everything is blended.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a popsicle mold. Insert wooden popsicle sticks. Allow the popsicles to freeze overnight.
  4. To remove the popsicles, fill your kitchen sink with room temperature water. Carefully dip the popsicle mold into the water, allowing the popsicles to unstick to the sides of the container. Place the mold on the container and gently remove the popsicles. If they seem stuck, put the mold back in the water for a few seconds.
  5. Wrap any extra popsicles in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer.
This is the popsicle mold we use.
Our recipe for homemade funfetti cake makes either one 8 inch cake or two 6 inch cakes. I used almost an entire 6 inch cake to make these popsicles, so if you choose to bake two 6 inch cakes, you’ll have one leftover that will be perfect for covering in frosting and eating!
Funfetti Cheesecake Popsicle - homemade cheesecake ice cream loaded with funfetti cake pieces!

39 Responses to “Funfetti Cheesecake Popsicles”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 30, 2015 at 6:42 am

    I’m so lame. I don’t own a popsicle mold. But I think that’s gonna change soon. These are stunning!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Aimee! You gotta get one!!

  2. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — June 30, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Moms are the best, aren’t they? Mine always has something cool and food-related for me. Also, these popsicles. OMG, I think they are the popsicles of my dreams! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Summer dreamy popsicles :)

  3. Catherine — June 30, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Dear Beth, your popsicles look beautiful! You can never go wrong with funfetti. I love the cookie sheets too…and they are worth even more because they were your mom’s I am sure. I feel that way about my things. I could never part with any of it no matter how worn in or old it may look, but it adds a certain elegance to photos too. xo, Catherine

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 3, 2015 at 7:51 am

      You are right Catherine!

  4. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — June 30, 2015 at 8:16 am

    These are such fun!
    I love the new blog~ it is lovely!  I am in the process of redesign, so I know how much behind the scences work takes place!  Love the cake logo throughout!  Nice touch. 

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      The cake logo, that was all Lindsay’s creative brain! :)

  5. Heather / girlichef — June 30, 2015 at 8:36 am

    These popsicles are so much fun – loving the sprinkles! And those baking sheets are definitely a score – ah, the life of a  food blogger…. ;).

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Yes, such is the life.. :)

  6. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — June 30, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Haha, to think I used to throw out old baking sheets! These popsicles look so good! I love the funfetti aspect (and how easy they are!) 

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      I know! People are throwing out awesome cookie sheets everyday.. which they could probably make money off of!

  7. Danae @ Recipe Runner — June 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I got a rusty old muffin tin from my aunt, I think she thought I was crazy when I asked if I could have it, the more rust the better! The cheesecake popsicles look to die for! I know I couldn’t eat just one.

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Lucky you! I really do want a rusty old muffin tin!!

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — June 30, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Actual cake popsicles?! Amazing. So delicious looking and love how cute!

  9. heather @french press — June 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

    LOVE the new site design! and cake and ice cream in a pop…that is brilliant

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks Heather!

  10. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — June 30, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Haha, love those cookie sheets! Also, I love everything about these — the perfect summer treat!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Do you have beat up old cookie sheets you use too?!

  11. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — June 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Yes! These are so much fun! Perfect for a birthday celebration! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Woot woot!

  12. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu — June 30, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Weee! These look magical Beth! They caught my eye on FB – totally my kinda dessert. And your photography is just gorgeous! WANT! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Gosh, you are SO sweet friend!

  13. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates — June 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Beat up baking sheets are such a great background! Score for you ;-) 
    These cheesecake popsicles look amazing!! And today was really hot so 10 of these sound just about perfect! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 3, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Thanks friend!

  14. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen — June 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    I love the idea of using cookie sheets to shoot these popsicles . It is such a clever idea.  I bought a popsicle mold and I can’t wait to use this summer! Have to try your recipe soon ;-) 

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 3, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Yes, they definitely contain the mess!

  15. Sara — June 30, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    It is seriously 105 degrees here today, I need to make these and soon so that we don’t all keel over from the heat :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 1, 2015 at 6:52 am

      Oh gosh! They will melt in a flash then!

  16. Emily — June 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Oh Beth I love the new design. it’s so Purr (aka totally gorgeous) and loving this great summer treat!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 3, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Hahaa!!

  17. Becky | The Cookie Rookie — July 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I LOVE your painted brick…so fun! And these look amazing. I need them. Bring me some and lets hang out :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 3, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Great idea!!

  18. Krystle — July 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Love love love that these are made with real cake pieces. Such a yummy and unique idea!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 3, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Thank you Krystle!

  19. Aida@TheCraftingFoodie — July 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I have cookie sheet envy, Beth! I think it’s so sweet that your mom loves seeing the cookie sheets in your posts :) These popsicles are so fun! The sprinkles are a must :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 3, 2015 at 7:44 am

      I know! I wish beat up cookie sheets were easier to find!

  20. Cindy — July 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Some time ago I bought some plastic “push-up” pop containers.  I would bet that these would also work really well with this recipe.  I thin I will give these a shot!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 20, 2015 at 6:08 am

      That sounds like a great idea Cindy!

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