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Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

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  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Homemade cheesecake layered with the colors of the USA.
by: Macheesmo
Updated Mar 8, 2017
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  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 3 packages (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • Red and blue gel food coloring


  • 1
    For the crust, stir together ingredients with a fork until well combined. Pack crust ingredients into a 9-inch springform pan. Use a small measuring cup to make sure the edges are packed down well.
  • 2
    Bake crust at 350°F for 10 minutes, then let cool.
  • 3
    For filling, add cream cheese to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (or you can use a hand mixer). Beat until the cream cheese is very soft and fluffy.
  • 4
    Add sugar and continue to beat on medium speed until completely combined, about three minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, and continue to mix.
  • 5
    Add vanilla, salt, cream, and sour cream and stir until combined.
  • 6
    Divide filling into three even batches. Add an entire red gel food coloring packet to one bowl and an entire blue packet to another bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • 7
    Pour blue layer into crust and spread evenly. Top with white layer. Carefully spoon the layer onto the blue layer so it doesn't sink into it. Use a spatula or knife to carefully spread out the the layer. Repeat with the red layer.
  • 8
    Bake the cake at 325°F in a hot water bath for 80-90 minutes until the center of the cake is just set.
  • 9
    Turn off oven, crack the door slightly, and let cake cool slowly for an hour.
  • 10
    Transfer cake to fridge and let cool completely for 3-4 hours.
  • 11
    Remove cake from pan, slice and serve. It helps to slice the cake with a warm knife so the red white and blue layers stay clean.

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More About This Recipe

  • You have to hand it to the Founding Fathers. While they probably didn’t do it on purpose, they happened to pick some flag colors that look beautiful when layered in a rich, smooth cheesecake! I really love making cheesecakes because they’re a show-stopping dessert, and once you get the hang of it you can color them any which way. For July 4th, I thought a Red White and Blue Cheesecake just made sense. Cheesecakes are good, but colorful patriotic cheesecakes are even better!
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