Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes

29 Feb 2016

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes just in time for St. Patrick's Day! These are so colorful and so much fun to make!

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes


It is Easter and St Patrick's Day themed posts here with the SRC!

What is the SRC you ask? SRC stands for Secret Recipe Club, and anyone can be a part of it! Just go to this website, fill out the form under "Join SRC", and you are set to go! I love it because I get to explore amazing blogs that I haven't yet found, and make their recipes!



Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes


For this themed reveal, I have been assigned Erin's blog The Spiffy Cookie. What I love about her blog is that there are a lot of dessert recipes, so I felt right at home. The Blackberry Tart looks seriously amazing, and these Pig Cupcakes might be one of the cutest things I have seen in a while.

So choosing a recipe from Erin's wonderful blog was very tough. It's a good thing I had a focus of only St. Patrick's Day or Easter recipes. Otherwise I would be browsing Erin's site for ages.


Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes


When I saw these super colorful cheesecakes, I couldn't resist making them! This might be because I am still a kid at heart, and anything colorful and sweet will make my day 30x better.

The only thing about these cheesecakes is that mine don't look as good as Erin's. I mean, it seemed like I didn't have enough cream cheese for all of these cheesecakes, and also, the green leaked to the top of mine, giving the appearance that they have become moldy in the oven. But I would like to think that this gives the cheesecakes character. What do you think?

These colorful cheesecakes don't only need to be reserved for St. Patrick's Day. You could make them for a birthday party, potluck, girls night...the list can really go on. I just suggest that you make them, ASAP!


Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes


Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
Cheesecake:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • food coloring or gel

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the crust ingredients until fully combined. Divide the crust ingredients evenly into the bottom of the lined muffin tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, beat together the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment until smooth. Add in the egg, vanilla and applesauce, and mix until fully combined.
  5. Divide the cheesecake batter into 6 small bowls. Add in food coloring to each bowl to make red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
  6. Scoop the cheesecake batter evenly into the prepared muffin pans in the order purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. 
  7. Return to the oven, and bake at 325˚F for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Place in the refrigerator until cooled.


Adapted from Spiffy Cookie




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21 comments:

  1. I'm going to try these. They look so colorful and fun.

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  2. Hi Cathleen, I just clicked on your blog from Louise's and remembered how I've known you and followed you on your previous blog, which btw was the same name! I recognized your pretty smiling face in the photo! You took quite a challenge making these pretty and yummy Rainbow mini cheesecakes and made it your own!

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  3. Yay I love those cheesecakes and I'm so glad you made them! I used a mini cheesecake pan to make mine so that may be why you felt as though you didn't have enough. If you don't have a mini cheesecake pan (and I don't suspect many do), you cna either make fewer bigger ones or try using a mini muffin pan. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  4. I didn't even think about rainbow things. How fun! Happy Reveal Day!

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  5. How cute! Love the bright colors.

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  6. What a fun little dessert. Perfect and you could use pastel colors for Easter as well.

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  7. I think it looks gorgeous, Cathleen! The green dots look like planets circling the sun.

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  8. Rainbow cheesecakes! I like them very much! I have seen the cupcakes but these mini cheesecakes are divine!

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  9. It must have been a great fun to create those cheesecakes!

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  10. Ah! These brought a smile to my face! Such intense colours :) I bet they taste awesome! x

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  11. Yay!! I love Erin's blog. These cheesecakes are fun.

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  12. What fun! The SRC sounds fun too!

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  13. RED for St.Patrick's day sounds amusing. Maybe the green that was emerging was trying to be traditional for the holiday? The recipe sounds fun and deliciousl

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, these Mimi cheesecakes look and sound delicious:). A perfect dessert for St Patrick's Day. Thanks for posting.

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  15. Rainbow cheesecakes, how fun is that! Visiting from SRC

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  16. So fun! And hey, they turned out way better than mine would have. I have serious issues when it comes to making fun and colorful sweets. Happy Spring (almost)!

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  17. I am in love with these cheese cakes

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  18. Your rainbow cheesecakes look delicious. I wish I could try these cheesecakes. I have gathered so many interesting party ideas for my daughter’s birthday and now thinking to have a cheesecake party at party venues in NYC for her.

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