Bright, colorful swirls make this Rainbow Cheesecake pretty to look at, and this is my favorite fluffy cheesecake recipe with a hint of lemon- divine!
One of the most popular recipes on my site is the Rainbow Swirl Cake that I made for my youngest son a few years ago. As you know I am not a professional baker, I’m just a wife and a mom in a house full of boys who like to eat. I like to give ordinary desserts a few changes and make them really extraordinary. This cheesecake is surly nothing less than extraordinary!
Since today is National Cheesecake Day I really wanted to bring you a show-stopper in looks as well as flavor- Rainbow Cheesecake it is! If you follow KatrinasKitchen on Instagram you got a little preview earlier this week. I used my favorite cheesecake recipe that I’ve been making for years and gave it a hint of lemon flavor with a whole lot of color.
Of course you can make this without the coloring too- it really is my favorite fluffy cheesecake recipe. Just don’t tell me. And you must promise to at least add a gazillion colorful sprinkles to make up for it. Deal?
If you don’t have a leak-proof cheesecake pan then you’ll want to wrap the base of your cheesecake pan several times with heavy duty foil to prevent water from seeping into the pan. Place the cheesecake pan into a larger pan that is filled halfway with water. This is called a water bath. It sounds super-fancy but really that’s all there is to it. I placed my 9-inch cheesecake pan into a 10×10 square cake pan and baked it for 45 minutes. Then I like to turn the oven off and let the cheesecake remain in the oven for 1 more hour before removing to let cool completely. Finally I let it set up overnight in the refrigerator.
In the meantime I place threatening notes all over the kitchen telling my boys not to dare touch this work of art before it’s ready or they will have to sit and watch me enjoy multiple slices before I even think about letting them have a bite.
I’m teaming up with TONS of other bloggers bringing you delicious cheesecake recipes for National Cheesecake Day. Be sure to grab the whole list over at Roxana’s Home Baking!
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