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Animal Circus Cheesecake
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Animal Circus Cheesecake

My family is in love with this animal circus cheesecake. Like most kids, my little ones love animal crackers and this cheesecake recipe puts them inside! Plus, the cream whipped cream topping is delicious.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: animal circus cheesecake, animal circus cheesecake recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 628kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 24 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C low fat sour cream
  • 1 C crushed animal circus cookies
  • Pink food coloring

Whipping cream:

  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • confetti sprinkles
  • animal circus cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray springform pan with pam spray and set aside
  • Prepare the cake batter like shown on the back of the box
  • Mix in the crushed animal cookies
  • Pour the batter into the springform pan and bake for 35 minutes
  • When cake is baked, pull out and let cool
  • Using a standing mixer, add the cream cheese and sugar and mix on medium speed until combined
  • Scrape the sides and mix again
  • Add in one egg at a time and mix until combined after each egg
  • Mix in the vanilla and sour cream
  • Split the cheesecake into two bowls
  • Add the pink food coloring into one bowl and mix until you get the desired shade you like
  • Using 1 C scoop some of the white cheesecake into the springform pan
  • Using 1 C scoop some of the pink into the middle of the white cheesecake
  • Repeat steps until all cheesecake is gone
  • Bake for 1 hour until cheesecake is set
  • Place onto a wire rack and let cool
  • Place into the fridge overnight to continue to cool


  • In a standing mixer, combine the heavy whipping cream, powder sugar and vanilla
  • Mix until stiff peaks form
  • Scoop some whipped cream into the piping bag
  • Scoop the rest of the whipped cream into the top of the cheesecake and smooth it out
  • Pipe around the edges whipped cream
  • Sprinkle some confetti sprinkles around the top and place some animal cookies.
  • Enjoy


Calories: 628kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1.6mg