Rainbow Zebra Cheesecake
You've never seen a rainbow cheesecake like this before! Just look at the layers...
- 300g choc chip biscuits
- 150g unsalted butter, room temp
- 1200g cream cheese
- 300g caster sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Food colourings: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, dark purple, pink
- 23cm cake tin
- Foil and clingfilm
- Preheat the oven to 180, and line the bottom of a 23cm springform tin.
- Blitz the choc chip biscuits in a food processor.
- Melt the butter then add in the biscuit crumb, mixing to make sure it’s all well covered.
- Tip the buttery biscuit into the prepared tin, and press it down with the back of a spoon.
- Put the base in the fridge to chill while you make the fill.
- Beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.
- Add the eggs and egg yolks one at a time, and mix thoroughly to incorporate.
- Finally, add the vanilla and lemon juice.
- Divide the cheesecake mix into 7 portions, and colour each one a different colour of the rainbow: Pink - 150g, Dark purple - 200g, Blue - 250g, Green - 300g, Yellow - 350g, Orange - 400g, Red - 450g.
- Wrap a few layers of foil around your tin - to make it watertight - and place it in a larger tin so that it’s sitting in a water bath. Don’t add water yet
- Start layering your tin; Spoon all of the red cheesecake filling into the middle of the cheesecake base.
- Then gently spoon the orange filling on top of that, followed by yellow, then the rest of the colours - with pink being the final colour.
- If you want to create a further pattern on top, use a skewer to draw lines from the middle to the outside of the cheesecake.
- Slide the cheesecake in it’s tray onto a shelf in your preheated oven.
- Use water from the kettle to fill the water bath - just to around halfway up the cheesecake.
- Close the door then bake the cheesecake for 1hr 30 minutes. It should be just set.
- Let the cheesecake cool in the tin, then chill until ready to serve.
- Use a hot knife to remove the springform, and to slice the cheesecake.