Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes With Whipped Cream

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes are incredibly easy to make and very festive. They taste delicious and would be a fun project to do with the kids.

Cheesecake recipes are very popular on the blog, being that cheesecake is my favorite dessert. If you are a cheesecake addict like me, you should try these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake and the Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake copycat recipe.

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes are so festive and fun to make. They would be perfect for a birthday party or on St. Patrick Day. They are so colorful and festive that is guaranteed that they will cheer up everyone. The cheesecakes have a subtle vanilla flavor and perfect creamy texture, topped with fluffy whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles. I made these together with my toddler boy and he had so much fun mixing the colors.

Why You’ll Love These Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes:

  • Festive and colorful the cheesecakes are perfect for a special occasion.
  • Very easy to make and perfectly portioned, the mini cheesecakes are baked in muffin cups and are the size of a cupcake.
  • Endless colorful possibilities mix and match as you like.
  • Delicious and creamy texture of a NY Cheesecake.
  • So good that kids and adults will love them equally.
  • Perfect project to do with the kids, everyone will have so much fun.

Best Rainbow Cheesecakes

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes Recipe Tips:

  • I used a foolproof NY Cheesecake recipe for these Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes that is creamy, rich and delicious.
  • Adding the sour cream will make the cheesecakes heartier and extra creamy.
  • Using gel food color is essential, as it won’t add much extra liquid to the batter; a few drops will create gorgeous colors.
  • Don’t open the oven door when baking; open it when you are ready to check if the mini cheesecakes are done.
  • If by any chance your cheesecakes got some cracks or sunk in the middle, don’t worry, the whipped cream topping will fix these little imperfections.

Rainbow Cheesecakes

Tools/Ingredients I used to make this Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes Recipe:

  • Gel Food Coloring – this set comes in a variety of colors and it won’t water down your recipe
  • Piping Bags – I like using disposable piping bags, I really don’t like the idea of cleaning another item after I make cheesecakes and frosting
  • Piping Tips Set – I used the star tip to pipe my frosting, this is a great set at a very good price
  • Regular Muffin Pan – I use this pan to bake muffins and regular size cupcakes, I had it for many years and absolutely love it
  • Cupcake Liners – when it comes to cupcake liners the sky is the limit, I like to keep them in a wide range of colors so I can use it based on the recipe or event
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Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 16 cupcakes
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 55 mins

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup  graham cracker crumbs 
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons  unsalted butter  (melted)

Cheesecakes:

  • 3 packages  cream cheese  (8 ounces each, room temperature)
  • 1 cup  white granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup  milk  (room temperature)
  • 3  eggs  (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup  sour cream  (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon  vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup  all-purpose flour 
  • 5-8  drops purple gel food color 
  • 5-8  drops blue gel food color 
  • 5-8  drops green gel food color 
  • 5-8  drops yellow gel food color 
  • 5-8  drops orange gel food color 
  • 5-8  drops red gel food color 

Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups  heavy whipping cream  (cold)
  • 2 tablespoons  sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 
  • 2 tablespoons  rainbow sprinkles 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Position oven rack in the middle.

Crust:

  1. Line a regular sized muffin pan with 12 muffin liners. Plus 4 more if you have a small 6 cups muffin pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until it resembles coarse sand.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs into each muffin cup.
  4. Use the back of a measuring spoon to press the crumbs down firmly into the muffin cups.
  5. Bake the crust for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool while prepping the cheesecakes.

Cheesecakes:

  1. In a large bowl, using a high speed mixer, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl once during the process.
  2. Blend in milk, mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate.
  3. Mix in sour cream, vanilla extract and flour until smooth. Stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl once.
  4. Divide the cheesecake filling evenly between 6 bowls, I used soup bowls.
  5. Stir in the gel food colors into each one, add a few drops, stir using a spatula and if needed add more. Stir until well combined.
  6. Add the colored cheesecake batter to the muffin cups, about 3 - 4 tablespoons per muffin cup. Add the colored cheesecake batter in the following order: purple, blue, green, and yellow, orange, red. Make sure you divide it evenly and have enough of each color for all the muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the center of the cheesecake is only slightly jiggly.
  8. Allow the cheesecakes to cool to room temperature before topping with whipped cream.

Whipped Cream:

  1. Add heavy whipping cream to a cold bowl (I usually refrigerate it for 15 minutes), add sugar and vanilla extract and whisk on slow - medium speed, gradually increasing to high speed. Mix until soft peaks form and the whipped cream holds its shape.
  2. Add the whipped cream to a pipping bag fitted with a star tip and frost the cheesecakes. Garnish with rainbow sprinkles.
  3. Place cheesecakes in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours to chill before serving.
  4. Enjoy!
Calories: 355 Carbohydrates: 27 Protein: 6 Fat: 24 Saturated Fat: 14 Cholesterol: 109 Sodium: 314 Potassium: 182 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 20 Vitamin A: 895 Vitamin C: 0.2 Calcium: 117 Iron: 0.7
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Erren

This is my favorite thing I've seen today, they look so beautiful and delicious!

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Lora @savoringitaly

My kids would be so excited if I made them! These cheesecakes are so colorful and so much fun!!!

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Amy @ Two Healthy Kitchens

These look so adorable! Totally the kind of recipe I'd love to tuck away to make with my kids someday! (But then again, I'm pretty much automatically sold on anything with "cheesecake" in its name! ;) )

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Rainbow cheesecakes are the BEST idea! Such a fun treat!

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Michelle | A Latte Food

These are so cute! I love how bright these cupcakes are--perfect for St. Patty's day!

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Abeer Rizvi

These are so beautiful and just looking at them makes me happy! :D

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