Funfetti Millionaire Cake

This Funfetti Millionaire Cake is funfetti overload! With layers of moist cake, creamy cheesecake and fluffy mousse, there’s funfetti in every one. It’s the ultimate funfetti confection!

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

Funfetti Millionaire Cake

Surely you know that I am a huge funfetti fan. No? Have you seen my Funfetti White Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake? Or my Funfetti Ice Cream Cake? Or maybe my Funfetti Overnight French Toast Casserole? There’s even more funfetti than that, but we’ll start with those. I abso-freakin-lutely love funfetti.

Can you tell?

Ever since I was a kid, it’s been my jam. If something hasn’t been funfetti-ized. I will do my best to funfetti-fy it. And not just any funfetti. The Pillsbury box mix will always be my first cake mix love. And I know I’m not alone.

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

In fact, I have some friends who had me make their wedding cake a couple years ago just so that they could have it made with funfetti box mix. The groom knows what’s up. He’s even with me on knowing that you can’t have funfetti cake without the rainbow chip icing. That was the filling in the wedding cake. And though the cake was from a box, I can’t tell you how many people complimented on how great it was. And you know why? Because funfetti rocks. 🙂

But, back to this cake. I actually used Pillsbury Funfetti mix as the cake for the middle layer of this cake. Since I’m a firm believer in it, I didn’t try to replace it with another. I used the original.

And I even tried using it in the cheesecake, but it ended up not being quite the right texture.

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

So instead of using box mix, I used a little trick I learned from one of my favorite bloggers, Sally’s Baking Addiction, a while back. If you use a little butter and almond flavored extracts, it gives you a very nice cake mix-like taste without actually using a cake mix. Genius!

So I applied that to the cheesecake and mousse layer and it was perfect!

How to Make this Millionaire Cake

Layer 1 – cheesecake. Not all all hard or scary to make. Really. It’s a straight forward cheesecake. After so much experimenting with my Banana Pudding Cheesecake, I’ve gotten a lot more confident with changing them up. It’s fun. 🙂 And the best part about this one is if you mess if up a bit (which you won’t, but if you do), it goes into a cake where you won’t even be able to tell. Score.

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

Layer 2 – cake. It’s made from a box mix. Unless you want to make it hard on yourself and use your favorite from-scratch mix. Still, super easy.

Layer 3 – mousse. I had never actually made mousse, so I was unsure if it’d be hard to do. But it was SO easy. I went off of a recipe from Brown Eyed Baker. And ohmygosh, it is SO good. I could eat the mousse all by itself. Pass me a spoon! Seriously. It had some gelatin in it to help stabilize it, but it is not at all gelatin-y in texture. It is light, airy, smooth, perfect.

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

Then, to top it all off, I used a whipped vanilla icing.

And you guys. I have been playing with whipped creams recently (have you seen my Bailey’s Chocolate Whipped Cream?), so with all the richness of this cake I figured I’d go lighter on the icing. This is the BEST whipped icing I have EVER had. Like ever. I could not keep my finger out of the bowl. I’d almost say forget the cake and just make the icing. Almost.

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

And if it’s possible, it’s even easier than making buttercream. It’s truly just whipped heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar. I wasn’t really sure how much powdered sugar I’d need to stabilize it for a cake, so I checked out Shugary Sweets’ whipped icing. She’s been sharing some seriously awesome icings recently. Definitely check those out!

So by now you must be dying to make this cake. And I don’t blame you. But before you run off to make it…

There’s even more to be excited about today! As if this cake wasn’t enough!

My bloggy bestie, Julianne from Beyond Frosting, and I have come together to bring you TWO super exciting things.

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

We both recently hit 10,000 Facebook fans! Woohoo!! So we decided to pull together an awesome giveaway of some of our favorite things to bake with. Initially, it was just going to be 10 things (like 10,000 fans, you know?) but then we got a bit carried away. There were just too many funs things! So there’s a few extra – and it’s all awesome!

I definitely want to say a BIG, BIG THANK YOU to all who read my little spot on the internet. And all of you who follow along – however you follow. It means SO much to me! And when you tell me how much you love the recipes and my posts, it truly brightens my day. You guys are the best!

So this giveaway is for all you party people who keep following along! I hope all of you win!! 🙂

Funfetti Millionaire Cake - A layer of Funfetti cheesecake, Funfetti cake, and Funfetti mousse!

And the other exciting thing we have planned starts Monday. We’ve got 14 fabulous bloggers coming together to bring you COOKIE DOUGH WEEK next week!! Who’s as pumped as I am?!? If you aren’t pumped, you better get pumped, because I know what they have in store for you and it’s going to rock. your. world. So get ready.

Ok. Sorry for the long post, but I had so much to share with you! An awesome recipe, a super fun giveaway and cookie dough week next week! My head is going to explode from all the awesome-ness!

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Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit – my very favorite icing tips for cupcakes. It’s 5 Ateco icing tips. I’ve been through a couple kits myself. They really are the best ever. And they come with a massive, reusable piping bag that fits the large tips perfectly. Rock on.

Rubber Spatula – It’s Betty Crocker. It’s awesome. It doesn’t have ridges down the sides, so when you wipe of excess dough, there’s none left in the crevices. That’s how I roll.

Cupcake To-Go – for when you can’t leave home without a cupcake. Happens to me all.the.time.

Polka Dot Cupcake Liners – because they are cute and you need them.

Piping bags – always needed.

Fun baking towel – says “A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake.” Truer words have never been spoken.

Cookie Scoop – tos make sure your cookies are the right size. Very important for getting that perfect cookie.

Offset spatula – I use this to spread pretty much everything. I never knew how awesome it was until I started using one.

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Funfetti Millionaire Cake slice on white stand with slice removed

Funfetti Millionaire Cake

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Funfetti Millionaire Cake is funfetti overload! With layers of moist cake, creamy cheesecake and fluffy mousse, there’s funfetti in every one. It’s the ultimate funfetti confection!




  • 24 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 34 tbsp sprinkles
  • 1 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp butter extract


  • 2 cups Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water


  • 1 tsp + 1/8 tsp powdered gelatin
  • 1 1/2  tablespoon water
  • 9 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 2 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp butter extract
  • 4 tbsp sprinkles


  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract



1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
2. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese, sugar and flour. Use low speed to keep less air from getting into the batter.
3. Add the sour cream and 2 eggs. Beat until just combined.
4. Add other 2 eggs, sprinkles and almond and butter extracts. Beat until combined.
5. Pour the filling into the pan. Drop onto the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
6. Wrap bottom of pan in aluminum foil and prepare it for a water bath.
7. Place foil wrapped pan in a another pan large enough for a water bath. Fill water pan with warm water about half way up the sides of the springform pan.
8. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
9. Turn off heat and leave in oven with door closed for 20 minutes or until set. Center of cheesecake will not look fully cooked, but will continue to cook in the oven.
10. Open oven door halfway and let cool for about 10 minutes. Cheesecake will be very tall, almost over the edge of the pan, but will begin to fall as it cools.
11. Refrigerate until firm 5-6 hours.
12. Remove cheesecake from springform pan to use later.


1. Line the bottom of the same sized 9 inch springform pan used for the cheesecake with parchment paper and grease the sides.
2. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs and water together until well combined.
3. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs.
4. Allow cake to cool for 5-8 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
5. When cool, remove cake dome from top of cake.


1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water, let stand for about 5 minutes. Place mixer bowl and whisk attachment into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
2. Place the white chocolate chips in a medium bowl
3. Microwave 3/4 cup of heavy cream until it begins to boil.
4. Add gelatin mixture to the heavy cream and whisk until dissolved. Be careful – the cream will bubble up when the gelatin is added.
5. Pour cream over the white chocolate chips and let sit for about a minute.
6. Whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside, cooling for about 5-8 minutes.
7. Take bowl out and whisk out of freezer and whisk remaining 1 1/2 cups heavy cream at high speed until it begins to thicken.
8. Add almond and butter extracts and continue whisking on high until soft peaks form.
9. Add about a third of the whipped cream to the chocolate mixture and mix well.
10. Add remaining whipped cream and sprinkles and mix until well combined. Set aside and move on to next steps.


1. Prepare the same springform pan you used to make the cheesecake and cake. Put parchment paper on the bottom and around the edges, sticking up above the top edge of the pan.
2. Place the funfetti cake into the cake pan.
3. Pour the funfetti mousse on top of the funfetti cake and spread evenly.
4. Refrigerate until set, about 2 1/2 hours.


1. Put mixing bowl and whisk attachment in freezer for about 10 minutes.
2. Remove bowl and whisk from freezer and whip cream on high until it begins to thicken.
3. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and whip on high until thick and creamy.


1. Get funfetti cheesecake out of refrigerator, as well as the funfetti cake and mousse that are already layered together.
2. Place funfetti cheesecake on a cake board, or the plate you will service it on.
3. Remove funfetti cake and mousse layers from springform pan.
4. Spread a thin layer of icing on top of the cheesecake.
5. Place the funfetti cake and mousse layers on top of the cheesecake, using the cake to lift it. The cake should end up as the middle layer, with the cheesecake on bottom and the mousse on top.
6. Ice the cake with the remaining whipped icing. Decorate with additional sprinkles, if desired.
7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  1. Teresa Carrano

    I just made this for my son’s girlfriend. Her birthday is the same as his! It was time consuming but easy and it looks so pretty!

    I wish I could add the photo so you could see it.

  2. Elizabeth Ding


    I am so so SO excited to try out this cake recipe. I just had a few questions that you haven’t answered previously (I LOVE that you make the time to reply to all the questions above, you’re my new favorite food blogger!)

    How many people does this cake feed?

    If I wanted to do like a 10″ cake, how should I change the ingredients?

    How many days in advance can I make the cheesecake and cake? The birthday is on a Friday, but I am busy all day Friday, and I only have one Springform pan in each size. Could I bake the cheesecake on Wednesday, cake/make the mousse on Thursday, and frost on Friday or something? If so, how should I store the cheesecake/the whole cake? Can I just drape some plastic wrap/aluminum foil over it?

    Thank you in advance!!!

    1. Lindsay

      This cake should easily serve 14 people, depending on how big of a slice you cut. I haven’t made this cake in a 10 inch size pan before. It’s going to be a thinner cake and you would want to reduce baking time. Yes, you would be able to make this cake in phases like that. I think cheesecake does better made ahead, so you could make a couple days in advanced. My preference with cake is usually one day ahead. The cake should be stored in an air tight container in the fridge. I hope you enjoy!

  3. Anna

    I made this cake for my birthday and it tasted amazing! Such a fun idea with the different textures. I only gave it 4/5 stars though because the instructions for the mousse layer are a bit vague. My first attempt at the mousse using the directions here was a miserable fail. But I did some research and tried again …waiting longer for the choc mixture to drop in temp and folding in the whipped cream in 3 batches. Also, the almond extract flavor was somewhat overpowering in the cheesecake layer so I think I’ll add vanilla extract next time. All around fun idea and I can’t wait to make more of your cakes in the future!

  4. Ryan Giesen

    This may seem like a silly question, but how do you remove the cheesecake from the springform pan cleanly especially without a crust? I only have one 9″ springform pan. Also, any tips to successfully remove the layered funfetti cake and mousse from the springform pan when assembling the final cake? I’m afraid of ruining any of the layers at this step!

    1. Lindsay

      The cheesecake should be baked in aluminum foil. Once it’s baked and completely cool, it should be firm enough to carefully hold onto while you peel off the foil.

  5. Reney

    I also made a funfetti wedding cake for a friend once! I think your millionaire cakes look completely indulgent, can’t wait to make one.

  6. Eva

    Hello and THANK YOU for this fantastic recipe, made it for my daughter’s Golden Birthday yesterday (31 on the 31st) and it was delicious. What a perfect and special cake! I had never made mousse before so I stumbled twice and had to remake it, but it was purely my doing as the recipe is precise, well written and organized. Once I followed the steps for the mousse  exactly, it worked and now I feel I understand the process. Thank you again for sharing this recipe. 
    ~ Eva 

  7. Carolina

    I love love love this idea and have been looking around for others like it (cheesecake + cake + mousse). I have only found 1 other flavor combination on pinterest. Have you tried with other flavor combinations or a fruity version? Beautiful cake!

  8. Nicolai @ Instphil

    Love this cake, I would be totally happy stuffing my face with a big slice of this pumpkin cake – it looks beautiful!
    Thank for sharing!

  9. Caitie

    Would your no-bake Funfetti cheesecake be an acceptable substitute for the cheesecake layer? I haven’t tried either of the two recipes–i’m new to your blog (love!) and was just skimming through. Time savers are definitely my friend! I’m thinking it would be fine, just curious if you had tried it.

    1. Lindsay

      I’m not sure that’d work very well. A baked cheesecake will hold up to the weight of the other layers on top, but I don’t think the no bake one would.

  10. A S

    Very disappointing. Overly sweet and the world’s most sense cheesecake. Never had a cheesecake so heavy before. I have made many and they are always light and fluffy. Extremely bland cake overall. Was so excited to make this and it was disappointment at first bite. Glad I didn’t present this to other people and just made it for my family.

    ** Please no bashing. Everyone has their own opinion.

    1. Lindsay

      Hi there! No bashing from me – I completely agree that we all have our own opinions. 🙂 I am disappointed to hear that you weren’t happy with the cake though – it remains one of my favorites. Hopefully you can find another recipe that you like instead. 🙂

  11. Kelly

    Hi Lindsay, I’m making this for my best friend’s birthday, and I’m doing it in chunks. Can I frost the cake the night before, or will it deflate?
    Thanks so much!!

    1. Lindsay

      Yes, you can frost it the night before. Just be sure to use the full amount of powdered sugar called for. That is what stabilizes the whipped cream frosting.

    1. Gabrielle

      Love your recipes! Components turned out great except the cake was so moist that after setting with the mousse on top it was impossible to transfer to the cheesecake without the cake breaking and crumbling. Help?! 

      1. Lindsay

        You could try popping it into the freezer for 15 minutes or so to firm it up a bit before transferring.

  12. Sandy

    This is my 3rd year making it for my daughter’s birthday. She’s a funfetti freak like you and she’s 28. It is one scrumptious cake! Everybody loves it.

  13. Crissy

    This looks so incredible! It has everything you want in a dessert. So many layers and flavors, wow, I am impressed! Just beautiful!

  14. Neha Singh

    Was just surfing the internet, and then the banner displayed….my expression was like whoooooo yummy.!!!!! one of my favorite.
    Can’t resist…
    Seriously, Lindsay thanks for the recipe. This Funfetti Millionaire Cake is one of my favorite cake as mentioned, the bottom layer – funfetti cheesecake, the middle – funfetti cake and the top layer – funfetti mousse, seriously confection.
    I am completely in love with it!

  15. Heather

    What do you suggest I do with the extra cake mix left over? Could I use your funfetti cookie recipe and just add the cake mix I have left plus flour to make up the difference? Thanks for your help. I’m excited to finish the mousse soon and taste it tomorrow at a shower!!


      The cookies might be tough – you’d need to add some sugar and other ingredients along with the flour for it to turn out the same. Here are some rice krispie treats and pancakes though that use a smaller amount of cake mix.

  16. Robyn

    My traditional bday cake as a kid was always funfetti (with peppermint ice cream as I am a just-post-Christmas baby) – so next December, this will be the new tradition even if I have to make it myself!

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