There’s no better way to celebrate Easter and the spring season than by whipping up some brightly colored desserts. These mini no-bake cheesecakes have layers of pastel hues that will surely impress your guests. And since they don’t require any time in the oven, they’re pretty effortless to make, too.
The recipe comes from SugarHero and will have your fully embracing the season in no time. As the blogger behind SugarHero points out, this recipe isn’t as dense as some cheesecakes. It’s almost like a mousse in terms of consistency, making it as light and airy as springtime itself.
You’ll start with crumbled shortbread cookies and melted butter as a base for your cheesecake. Once the cookies and butter are combined, you’ll press the mixture into the wells of a muffin tin to give each mini cheesecake its base.
Next, whip up the light cream cheese filling. This portion of the recipe calls for a packet of unflavored gelatin, cream cheese, sugar, heavy cream and International Delight Sweet Cream creamer. When everything’s mixed together, it’s time to divide your cheesecake filling into four separate containers to give each one a different color using gel food colors.
SugarHero uses pastels such as pink, yellow, blue and lavender to give each layer an Easter look. From there, layer your cheesecake on top of the shortbread cookie crust. Freeze for at least two hours until your mini-desserts are firm.
Once firm and removed from the muffin tin, it’s time to decorate with whipped cream, sprinkles, candy or whatever you’d like to complete these adorable sweets:
If you’d like to save on time, but still achieve a multi-color effect with your cheesecakes, you can also try this recipe from Barbara Bakes. It uses chopped Whoppers Robin Eggs Malted Milk Candies to give the cheesecake filling speckled bits of color.
The end result is beautiful and less time-consuming than dyeing layers individually. The best part? This version also requires no time in the oven. Just a few hours in the refrigerator should do the trick:
A recipe from Back For Seconds offers another way to infuse some pastel color into an Easter cheesecake. This version calls for Pillsbury strawberry cake mix as the crust, giving the dessert a pastel pink color from the start. The lemon-flavored cheesecake layer will have pale yellow lemon zest throughout, so you’ll get color from that, too.
This recipe does require a bit of time in the oven. But if you’ve got the time to bake this treat, it’ll be worth it in the end:
So, which colorful cheesecake will you make just in time for Easter?