We loved making these awesome 4th of July cheesecake desserts. They are the cutest and will be the front runner on every 4th of July dessert table. You can make these cheesecakes for any holiday or event, with fourth of July here, red, white and blue are the perfect colors to add for the festive holiday. These firecracker treats are loved by everyone of all ages!
The only other two items needed is red and blue food coloring to create the swirls in the mini cheesecakes. Whipped cream and a dash of patriotic sprinkles and you're all set!Mini Cheesecakes recipe
I used the Philadelphia Mini Cheesecake Recipe and it's the best cheesecake recipe ever, I won't attempt to create another cheesecake recipe. We followed the recipe and the only additional step was to seperate the cheesecake batter in two small bowls or ramekins, then added the red and blue food coloring in the two seperate dishes. Grab a small knife and swirl the batter around. I find that you can go light on the swirl or heavy. I went a little more heavier, just so when I remove the cupcake liners, you'll be able to see a prominent exchange of colors.
As you can see in the first image of the gallery, the ramekins are half empty and the swirl goes deep. Just as I intended it to. I scooped one red swirl batter and placed it in the cupcake liners with graham cracker crust and then I took a scoop of the blue swirl mixture and dolloped into the same cupcake. Baked it for 25 minutes till the tops cracked and placed it on the stove to cool off before putting them in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours. I kept them overnight, since I didn't need them till the next day. And I personally feel it's better to chill cheesecake for as long as you can, because it just comes out better. The next day I removed the liners, so you can see the full swirl effect, which to me looks more like I did a tye-dye experiement, but nonethless it still tastes amazing and looks super cute, might I add!
Add whipped cream, you can follow the Philadelphia recipe or you can buy store bought, if you're pressed for time. I don't know if any of you live in the New York/ Connecticut area, but if you have heard of Stew Leonard's- best whipped cream! Have to try it, if you can. I used Stew Leonard's whipped cream and added a few patriotic sprinkles and you're ready for the best fourth of July finger desserts!
I would love to see your creations, please feel free to tag me on Instagram or Facebook!
Instagram @wickitystitchbooks Facebook @Wickitystitchandtibbits