Ironically, my daughter is not a fan of cake (GASP!). She will take a few bites here and there, but she doesn’t loooooove it like I do. Haha, what? I love cake! All cakes. 😛
So, for her Birthday, she’ll typically request a tower of doughnuts or cheesecake. This year, she wanted both. And she requested to help make a cheesecake. A rainbow cheesecake…nonetheless.
***She also took the photos for this tutorial (other than the images she is in) and I have left them unedited!
I’ve been making this cheesecake recipe for a few years now and it has always been a hit for our friends and family, so I thought I’d finally share it with you all! The great thing about cheesecake is the simplicity. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and then you just let it bake and let the baking God take over from there 😉
I usually make the traditional graham crust or oreo crumb crust, but a rainbow cake deserves a pink crust, of course! I couldn’t find any pink cookies anywhere, so we used Birthday cake flavoured Fruit Loops. They worked like a charm. Crushed them up and stirred it with some melted butter then baked it for a few minutes.
Pink crust magic!
Cheesecake ingredients are simple and quick to bring together. When I’m in a real rush, I don’t even cream the sugar and cheese…I just dump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix it all up until it’s smooth and creamy.
This time around, we divided the batter in a few bowls and Miss K coloured each to her liking with gel food colouring.
Mixing is her favourite part of anytime we are baking together. She’s been baking with me since she was about 2 years old. She always called herself a “maker”. I have an entire folder on my laptop dedicated to K in the kitchen. I might have to blog it sometime. It’s a special time when she and I are baking or making things together.
The colours were sure lots of fun!
Then we simply poured each colour in, one at a time. I wasn’t exactly sure how it was going to turn out, but it sure looked cool going into the oven. It wasn’t until way after (like maybe as I type this blog haha) that I realize I could’ve had a bit more fun and swirled it all together! Dang! So if you do attempt this and do swirl the batter, please report back to let me know how it turns out! 😉
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll see a little video she made of us pouring the batter into the baking pan HERE.
I have always baked cheesecake in a water bath. Have you tried without? Does it turn out?
And THIS is how it looked once it was cut. And she was super stoked! Our guests were pretty impressed as well! Whoop!!!