News Restaurants Sweets What's New

The Cheesecake Factory Is Launching An Instagram-Worthy FUNFETTI Cheesecake

Photo courtesy of the Cheesecake Factory.

Prep your Instagrams, foodies, ’cause this kaleidoscopic cheesecake is ready to take over everybody’s feeds.

The Cheesecake Factory recently announced their launching of a brand new Funfetti-coated “Celebration Cheesecake” that’s playfully colorful enough to make people want to take about a million photos before diving into it. The new cheesecake features layers of original cheesecake, vanilla cake, strawberry mousse, chocolate mousse, and a sky-blue vanilla mousse that gets coated with cream cheese frosting and coated with Funfetti sprinkles.

You already know that Instagram is gonna be in love with this treat. Between all of the vibrant layers of the cake and the bright colors that glitter on the outside, this Celebration Cheesecake will pair just as perfectly with Instagram as the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks did. I can already see lines of Instagram foodies lining up to get shots of this gorgeous sweet in the near future.

The new multi-layer dessert was made to celebrate National Cheesecake Day, which is coming up at the end of July. To mark the occasion, the sit-down restaurant chain is also offering half-priced slices of cheesecake (one per person, unfortunately) on July 30 and 31 to guests that dine in.

If you’re down to take pictures of the Cheesecake Factory’s sweet new addition, or just want to score the cheap deal on another slice, then make sure to grab reservations for the end of the month. I bet they’ll fill up fast now that news of this rainbow cheesecake has broken.

Features Hit-Or-Miss Sweets

9 Sweet Ways To Turn Grilled Cheese Into A Dessert

I think we owe the grilled cheese an apology. Two pieces of bread, butter, cheese — is that all we think the grilled cheese can do? Well, no more. It’s time we bust grilled cheeses out of the box we’ve put it in and let them explore their true potential!

First and foremost, the dessert grilled cheese. You heard right. Dessert. Grilled. Cheese. Prepare to appreciate grilled cheeses in a whole new way when you take in these nine takes on the grilled cheese sandwich.

Nutella, Strawberry and Brioche Grilled Cheese

Nutella, Mascarpone, Pistachio, Strawberry on Brioche Grilled Cheese #19

A photo posted by Ted Hirsh (@tedmf) on

Did I also mention that whipped mascarpone and crunchy pistachios are also stuffed into this bad boy? It just gets better and better. Brioche is the perfect dessert cheese to use, and I think we all know that Nutella goes with EVERYTHING. Literally everything.

Blueberry and Brie Grilled Cheese 

Photo courtesy of Savory Simple

Sweet brie and juicy blueberries make the most unexpected grilled cheese combo. I would also pack in some blueberry jam to add some extra sweetness. Top it off with a healthy heaping of powdered sugar and you’ve got yourself a simple, but dessert-worthy grilled cheese.

Bananas Foster Grilled Cheese

News flash: cream cheese is a cheese too. Even better is when cream cheese is paired with bananas, caramel, and Biscoff cookie spread. Melt all that together on two thick slices of French bread: the most dessert-like of all the breads.

Donut Grilled Cheese

I need this in my life. Donut grilled cheese. #foodporn #donut #grilledcheese #donutgrilledcheese #lordhavemercy

A photo posted by Orlando Rivera (@therealorlandorivera) on

A little salty and sweet treat, the dessert portion of the grilled cheese is all in the bread here—or all in the donut, in this case. Good ol’ American cheese is the way to go here; it’ll really play up the salty and sweet combination more than a saccharine cheese, like brie, would.

Funfetti Ricotta Grilled Cheese

Our friends over at POPSUGAR always know how to keep things sweet. And, of course, that there is nothing funfetti can’t fix. Fun sprinkles on top of a decadent Ricotta cheese mix? Yes, please. It looks almost as good as it tastes!

Chocolate Grilled Cheese

This one is so simple and straight to the point: chocolate grilled cheese. Your regular grilled cheese (bread and American cheese) but with a layer of smooth chocolate. Both chocolate spread or melted chocolate will be accepted.

S’mores Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese will give you strong cravings for summer. Marshmallow + chocolate + graham crackers = s’mores. Throw two grilled donuts on either side of this chocolately gooiness and what have you got? Heaven, you say? Close. A s’mores grilled cheese.

Raspberry and Chocolate Grilled Cheese 

Raspberry and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Put fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, and chocolate spread in between two pieces of grilled Italian bread. For cheese, brie or marscapone would both be delicious…you could even do both. Go crazy.

Waffle Grilled Cheese

#waffle iron #grilledcheese. Okay, I’m a convert.

A photo posted by Sarah Spigelman Richter (@fritosnfoie) on

You KNOW there’s maple syrup all over this business. White cheddar and vanilla make a surprisingly great pairing as the “cheese” portion of this grilled cheese. For a little extra sweetness (it wouldn’t be a proper dessert without as much sugar as possible) jam and a good amount of maple syrup both inside and out will please your sweet tooth.


How To Turn Your Cake Into Cones In 3 Different Ways

Our buddy Josh Elkin recently dropped by the Foodbeast Kitchen with an idea for a sweet cake recipe. He wanted to turn our three favorite kinds of cakes into hand-held cones.

The three flavors he used were Funfetti, Red Velvet and Brownie. All you need are a box of each respective mix (which you’ll be able to find at any grocery store), eggs, oil, milk, frosting, some ice cream and a few snow cone cups.

Whisk together your cake mix, eggs, oil and water until it’s smooth. Then pour them into the snow cone cups and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Once the cones are done baking, throw the frosting into a plastic bag for piping. Carefully cut a small hole in the center of your cake cones and start piping the frosting inside until it reaches out the top. For the brownie, you’ll want to use ice cream.

You bet we came out of this shoot with sticky fingers.

Check out our video with Josh for the play by play.


Listen To This Metal Song On How To Make A Funfetti Birthday Cake

Remember Linzey Rae, the angel with the demon voice who learned us how to make shepherd’s pie? I’m gonna assume you said yes, but if you said no, HERE is a refresher. Now she’s back with a new metal song on how to make birthday cake. It is a real delight provided you like screaming. Which I do. It’s one of the few joys I have left in this life. Right up there with this scalp massager I got from a kiosk at the mall and bossing around the cats when my mom’s not home.

Written by Brittany High, IncredibleThings


HIGH: How To Make Marijuana Deep Fried Oreos

Let’s give you a first: Marijuana Deep Fried Oreos.


Why? Well, it opens the continuous conversation of trying to perfect any THC-riddled edible. The key is finding a perfectly balanced treat, expertly balanced with THC so that your body can experience the high without your mind slipping into whatever fucked up dimension homeboy Matthew McConaughey slipped into during the 4th quarter of that Interstellar movie.

Lately, we’ve seen several instances of chefs really elevating cuisine by finding the perfect balance of flavor and THC.

That’s where Kyle Marcoux (The Vulgar Chef) steps in. Fresh off a homie hookup of good THC, he used a slow cooker recipe to melt down a pound of butter to an ounce of weed trimmings. Once we had his butter, he replaced it everywhere it was necessary in the recipe for Funfetti cake mix:


Once that was done, he battered some Mega Stuf OREOS with the concoction, hit the deep fryer, and then topped with them with frosting and crushed S’Mores Pop Tarts.








Hot off the success of his Bacon-wrapped Mozarella-stuffed Burgers, Instagram legend @PeepMySneaks is at it again with a new video teaching the world how to make Birthday Cake Waffles.

To make the batter, he finds some funfetti cake mix, throws a couple eggs, oil and water before mixing it all up. Then he takes the magical batter and pours it into a waffle iron to get toasty.

Top it all off with some ice cream and change your life:



Baked Funfetti Cake Batter Donuts

Funfetti cake has a always created a special portal back to my childhood. Everything from it’s childlike look to its taste reminds me of my younger days — days filled with school desks, #2 pencils, lunch boxes and recess. Our friend Lindsey takes it into her hands to present the time-honored Funfetti cake and bring it to a a doughnut form. Utilizing donut molds, funfetti cake mix and and rich and creamy rainbow chip frosting and a bit of ingenuity, we are witness to Baked Funfetti Cake Batter Doughnuts.



Cool Whip Funfetti Whoopie Pies

“You can’t have a pie [whoopie or otherwise] without Cool Hwhip.” –Stewie Griffin

Have you been contemplating trying out a Whoopie Pie recipe only to be overwhelmed by the number of ingredients and the work involved? I have a solution!

A. Come visit me, and I shall bake some for you! Or save the gas money and…

B. Follow this quick and easy recipe:

Bunny trail: I tried to combine “quick and easy” to form a new word, but all I came up with was “queasy” and “easick.”  Yea, not what I’m going for. Anypie…

This recipe only has 6 ingredients: Funfetti cake mix, Cool Whip, eggs, nonpareils sprinkles, more cake mix and…more Cool Whip. I suppose that’s technically 4 ingredients, but the “more” cake mix and Cool Whip are kind of a separate entity. You’ll see.

Cool Whip Funfetti Whoopie Pies
(makes about 20 pies)


– 1 box Funfetti cake mix

– 1 tub (8oz) Cool Whip, thawed

– 2 eggs

– Lots and lots of nonpareils

– ½-3/4c cake mix, sifted (Wondering what to do with the left over cake mix? How about this, this, or this.)

– 1 tub (8oz) Cool Whip, thawed


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep baking sheets with parchment.

2. Mix box of Funfetti cake mix, tub of Cool Whip and 2 eggs until combined.

3. Chill dough for an 30 minutes to an hour.

4. Using your 1.5T cookie scoop, scoop in to balls.

5. Rolls those cookies in the nonpareils and place on cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from sheet and let cool on cooling rack.

7. Meanwhile, mix remaining tub of Cool Whip and extra cake mix. (You’ll have to decide how cake-y you want the Cool Whip to taste).

8. Spread the cake-y Cool Whip between two Funfetti cookies and you are good to go.

Oh my gosh, this is like eating a crunchy cloud filled with the hopes and dreams of little children.

I like the versatility of this recipe. If Funfetti isn’t your bag, you can use your favorite flavor cake mix. Not into nonpareils? Roll the balls of cookie dough in powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, cocoa, etc. However you choose to personalize these pies, I’m sure the results will be just as awesome.

For more whoopie pie in the sky recipes, visit The Cereal Baker.