Rainbow Fruit Swirl Cheesecake With A Chocolate Crumb Crust

Who didn't try to reach the end of the rainbow as a kid just to see if there actually was a leprechaun dangling a pot of gold? Well, we spent years searching high and low and finally managed to capture the essence of a rainbow. And what we tasted was incredible. Sweet and fruity, we now have an understanding of what people mean when they talk about a slice of heaven. If you want to recreate this most heavenly experience and find that rainbow connection, give this cheesecake recipe a try. Not only does the finished product look like a rainbow, it also tastes like one, and we can vouch for it. Come on and taste the rainbow!

You'll Need:

For the chocolate crumb crust:

  • 7 oz chocolate graham crackers
  • ½ stick butter, melted

For the cheesecake batter:

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 tbsp corn starch
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 24 oz cream cheese

For the fruit purées:

  • 8 oz frozen strawberries
  • 8 oz frozen mango
  • 8 oz frozen blueberries
  • 8 oz frozen kiwis
  • 8 oz frozen peaches
  • ¼ cup sugar per fruit purée
  • ½ cup water per fruit purée

Here's How:

1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Crumble up the chocolate graham crackers, mix them with the melted butter, press the mixture into a springform pan, and refrigerate the pan while you prepare the rest of the cake.

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

2. Make fruit purees from the fruits listed above. To make the purees, cook each fruit separately with water and sugar and let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Then use an immersion blender and blend until smooth. Once done, let the purees cool completely.

3. In the meantime, mix together the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, flour, corn starch, and butter for the cheesecake batter. Pour half of the cheesecake batter into 5 equally-sized bowls and add one fruit puree to each bowl.

4. Remove the springform pan from the fridge and start layering the batters. First start with a ladle of the plain cheesecake batter, followed by a ladle of the strawberry-flavored cheesecake batter, followed by another ladle of the plain cheesecake batter, followed by a ladle of the peach-flavored cheesecake batter, followed by a ladle of the plain cheesecake batter, and so on and so forth until you make your way through all the colored batters. For best results, use each color about three times.

5. Bake the colorful cheesecake in the oven for about 60 minutes.

Rainbow Swirl Cheesecake

Now you can finally taste the rainbow! From the first bite, you'll be transported right to the end of the rainbow, where all is sweet and everyone is happy. And what's a pot of gold when there's cheesecake?

Check out the recipe for the Rainbow Crepe Cake featured in the bonus video.


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