Saw this rainbow cheesecake on Instagram and saw this on pin interest but never really had an occasion to bake this pretty cake. It was only when my favourite twinnie mentioned about it that I knew this cake was meant to be hers.
This is just an ordinary rainbow cheesecake that is set with edible gel ( I swear by Wilton edible gel and occasionally Americolor gel since it’s not too watery). I fancy that adding too much dye in a cake is kinda gross so I just settled on a little dap of color. Anyway I think pastel rainbow cakes are way nicer than solid colored ones. Agree? Hahas.
Each bowl below have been equally weighed with the cream cheese mixture and an appropriate amount of colored gel added to it. I use some electric colors for some ( Americolor Electric pink for example- It’s sooo vibrant). Guess I could get a little too carried away with squeezing the bottle that a blob more than I intended for came squirting out. I guess a pinkier top layer would still be pretty.
The difference btw the other rainbow cakes that I usually “bake” is that those are baked in many batches but this cheesecake is “non bake” and set layer by layer. Waiting time for each layer to set in the freezer is incredibly long……
But I guess the effort that was put into the cake paid off as everybody liked the cake 🙂
With the left over batter, I made a mini dome cheesecake using my favourite Half circle silicon mold. I use this mold for alot of my petit desserts. The best thing about this is the whole darn thing can be baked in the oven. And if you’re not doing a baked dessert, it can be also used to make no-baked desserts such as this cheesecake as well as mousse cakes. Love love love this!! It was a treasured birthday gift by my close girlfriend and I’ve never stopped using this! I did a little swirl with a toothpick to blend the colors abit. It pretty much look like the paddle pop ice cream.
Inside the little dome centre
Here’s the recipe of this gorgeous cake. If you like rainbow cakes, you’l certainly like this too. This post is dedicated to my twin! Have a very blessed birthday! Lots of love!! I used a 5″ removable cake tin to make the cheesecake. Please use a cake tin with a REMOVABLE BASE for easy removal of the entire cake after setting the layers. I tried it once with a solid tin and I had to flip my cake tin, bang the tin hard at the bottom to get my cake out! It was a disaster as I watched the colourful layers slowly disintegrated into a puddle of mess. CRIES!!
Fuss Free No Bake Rainbow Cheesecake
- 3-4 digestive biscuits crushed till fine
- 20 g butter
- 250 g cream cheese
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1.5 tsp gelatin dissolved in 25ml boiling water
- 100 ml whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- edible food gel I use electric pink, sky blue, lemon yellow, violet, leaf green and orange
Melt butter in a small saucepan.
Add biscuits and mix till evenly coated
Line base of tin with baking paper and spread the biscuits evenly. Pressing hard so that the crumbs stick.
Refrigerate while prepping the filling.
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water till smooth. Set aside awhile to cool a little.
Whip cheese and sugar till fluffy. Then add vanilla and gelatin.
In a separate bowl, whip cream till soft peaks
Fold cream into cream cheese mixture.
Divide batter equally in 6 bowls.
In each bowl, add a drop of food gel and mix till the desired color
Pour one layer of color into tin that has been set with the crumb
Freeze for 10 min or until set before pouring in the next layer.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all colors have been poured.
Refrigerate overnight before unmolding from tin.
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