Easter Cheesecake Recipe

Enjoy the vibrant colors and delicious flavors of our Easter Cheesecake recipe. With a sugar cookie crust, colorful pastel cheesecake layers, and decadent Easter-themed toppings, it’s the perfect dessert for your holiday celebration.

Our family’s favorite cake is cheesecake! If you are a reader or follower of this blog, you’d know that I have at least 20 versions of cheesecake treats here at Manila Spoon in various types or forms! From baked to no-bake varieties, cheesecake pies, holiday cheesecakes, cookies, and bars – you name it, we have it here!

It totally makes sense to add to our ever-growing cheesecake list an easter-theme cheesecake! We had in mind a colorful Easter dessert that also doubles as a welcome-to-spring cheesecake type of sweet!

What better way to celebrate than with a colorful and decadent pastel-colored Easter Cheesecake? This delightful dessert not only tantalizes the taste buds but also serves as a stunning centerpiece for your Easter table.

But, don’t worry this festive cheesecake recipe cheesecake is versatile enough for any holiday you wish to make it for. Simply change the topping or the food color you use and adapt it to the celebration at hand!

Easter Cheesecake

Why You Would Love This Easter Cheesecake Recipe

You’ll love this Easter Cheesecake recipe for its delightful combination of creamy texture, vibrant colors, and delicious flavors. With a sugar cookie crust, colorful layers, and delicious toppings, it’s the perfect unique dessert to add a festive touch to your Easter celebration.

Ingredients for Easter Cheesecake Recipe

For the Crust:

  • 1 package of sugar cookie dough

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Pink Food Dye
  • Blue Food Dye
  • Yellow Food Dye
  • Green Food Dye
  • Purple Food Dye
  • 1 cup white chocolate morsels (optional)

For the Toppings:

  • Toasted Coconut
  • Cadbury Eggs

Instructions for Easter Cheesecake Recipe

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a springform pan with parchment paper. Press the sugar cookie dough into the bottom of the pan, creating an even layer of dough for the crust. Set aside while you create the filling.

In a large mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth. Add the white sugar, salt, and flour to the cream cheese. Blend again until combined.

Add each egg to the mixture one at a time, mixing in between each addition. On the addition of the last egg, also add the vanilla extract and sour cream before mixing one last time until smooth.

Separate this mixture into 4 bowls. Place a small drop of food dye of each color into each bowl. The goal is to create pastel-colored layers for the Easter theme. Mix together each color in each bowl and add more if needed to create a better pastel color.

Take the first colored cheesecake bowl and pour onto the cookie dough base. Spread evenly. Gently pour the second color on top of the first, spreading again. Repeat with the rest of the colors. It is okay if the pastel colors mix slightly during this process.

Once the last layer of colored cheesecake filling is added, place this in the oven and bake for 60 minutes. The cheesecake top should be puffy, with the edges set and center still a bit jiggly. Turn off the oven and open the oven door, allowing it to finish baking and cooling inside. Once the cheesecake is done, cover it and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill.

Optional garnish: Microwave the white chocolate morsels in 20-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until melted. Drizzle the white chocolate around the size of the cheesecake.

Place toasted shredded coconut around the edges of the cheesecake along with Cadbury eggs for garnish. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Easter Cheesecake:

Can I make this cheesecake ahead of time? Yes, you can! This cheesecake is perfect for making ahead of time. You can prepare it the 2 days before your Easter celebration and keep it chilled in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Can I use a different type of cookie for the crust? Of course! While sugar cookie dough provides a delicious base for this cheesecake, you can get creative and use your favorite cookie dough instead. Graham cracker crust also works wonderfully.

How long will this cheesecake last in the fridge? This cheesecake will keep well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days if stored in an airtight container. Just make sure to consume it before the toppings begin to lose their freshness.

Easter Cheesecake

To make the best Easter cheesecake, follow these tips and tricks:

  1. Use a flavorful crust: Opt for a cookie crust like sugar cookies or graham crackers to complement the creamy cheesecake filling.
  2. Ensure smooth filling: Beat the cream cheese until smooth and incorporate ingredients like sugar, eggs, and sour cream gradually to prevent lumps.
  3. Create vibrant layers: Divide the cheesecake batter into bowls and add pastel food coloring for a festive Easter look.
  4. Bake with care: Bake the cheesecake until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly, then allow it to cool gradually to prevent cracking.
  5. Chill thoroughly: Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least an hour before serving to ensure a firm texture and enhance flavors.
  6. Garnish creatively: Add toppings like toasted coconut and Cadbury eggs for extra flavor and a decorative touch.

By following these tips, you’ll create a stunning and delicious Easter cheesecake that’s sure to impress your guests!

This pastel-colored Easter Cheesecake is not only a feast for the eyes but also a delight for the taste buds. With its creamy texture, vibrant colors, and irresistible flavors, it’s sure to become a new Easter tradition in your household. Give this recipe a try and watch as it becomes the star of your Easter celebration!

Easter Cheesecake Recipe

Manila Spoon
Enjoy the vibrant colors and delicious flavors of our Easter Cheesecake recipe. With a sugar cookie crust, colorful pastel cheesecake layers, and decadent Easter-themed toppings, it’s the perfect dessert for your holiday celebration.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients
 

For the Crust:

  • 1 package of sugar cookie dough

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, (about 2 blocks or packages)
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Pink Food Dye
  • Blue Food Dye
  • Yellow Food Dye
  • Green Food Dye
  • Purple Food Dye

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup white chocolate morsels, add more to taste, melted (optional)
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Cadbury Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the Crust:

  • Prepare a springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Press the sugar cookie dough into the bottom of the pan, creating an even layer of dough for the crust. Set aside while you create the filling.

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • Add the white sugar, salt, and flour to the cream cheese. Blend again until combined.
  • Add each egg to the mixture one at a time, mixing in between each addition. On the addition of the last egg, also add the vanilla extract and sour cream before mixing one last time until smooth.
  • Separate this mixture into 4 bowls. Place a small drop of food dye of each color into each bowl. The goal is to create pastel-colored layers for the Easter theme. Mix together each color in each bowl and add more if needed to create a better pastel color.
  • Take the first colored cheesecake bowl and pour onto the cookie dough base. Spread evenly.
  • Gently pour the second color on top of the first, spreading again. Repeat with the rest of the colors. It is okay if the pastel colors mix slightly during this process.
  • Once the last layer of colored cheesecake filling is added, place this in the oven and bake for 60 minutes. The cheesecake top should be puffy, with the edges set and center still a bit jiggly.
  • Turn off the oven and open the oven door, allowing it to finish baking and cooling inside.
  • Once the cheesecake is done, cover and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill.

For the Toppings:

  • Microwave the white chocolate morsels in 20-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until melted. Drizzle the white chocolate around the side of the cheesecake.
  • Place toasted shredded coconut around the edges of the cheesecake along with Cadbury eggs for garnish.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 346mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 144IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 179mgIron: 0.4mg
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