Polka Dot Cheesecake

AuthorDawnReedCategory

Yields1 Serving

Crust:
 1 ¼ cups Graham cracker crumbs
 2 tbsp sugar
 ¼ cup melted butter
Filling:
 16 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
 2 eggs
 ½ cup sugar
  cup sour cream
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 4 food coloring gels

1

In a medium bowl, mix together all the crust ingredients until combined, dump into a springform pan or pie plate and use your fingers to press the crust into shape.

Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

2

Preheat the oven to 325.

3

In a stand mixer, whisk the cream cheese for a couple minutes then slowly add in the sugar, and one egg at a time until blended. Then add in the sour cream and vanilla and blend until smooth.

4

Pour about 3/4 of the batter onto the crust, reserving the rest of the batter into 3 or 4 small bowls to mix in colors.

5

In the small bowls, add your desired food colors to each. To create the polka dots, spoon the batter into piping bags with a frosting tip adhered, or a ziplock bag with a tiny hole cut at the tip to create the dots.

6

Dot the colorful cheesecake batter onto the cake using the piping bags.

7

Bake for 1 hour, then turn the oven off and let it rest in the oven for 1 more hour.

Refrigerate for 8-24 hours.

Ingredients

Crust:
 1 ¼ cups Graham cracker crumbs
 2 tbsp sugar
 ¼ cup melted butter
Filling:
 16 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
 2 eggs
 ½ cup sugar
  cup sour cream
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 4 food coloring gels

Directions

1

In a medium bowl, mix together all the crust ingredients until combined, dump into a springform pan or pie plate and use your fingers to press the crust into shape.

Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

2

Preheat the oven to 325.

3

In a stand mixer, whisk the cream cheese for a couple minutes then slowly add in the sugar, and one egg at a time until blended. Then add in the sour cream and vanilla and blend until smooth.

4

Pour about 3/4 of the batter onto the crust, reserving the rest of the batter into 3 or 4 small bowls to mix in colors.

5

In the small bowls, add your desired food colors to each. To create the polka dots, spoon the batter into piping bags with a frosting tip adhered, or a ziplock bag with a tiny hole cut at the tip to create the dots.

6

Dot the colorful cheesecake batter onto the cake using the piping bags.

7

Bake for 1 hour, then turn the oven off and let it rest in the oven for 1 more hour.

Refrigerate for 8-24 hours.

Polka Dot Cheesecake
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