Rainbow Cheesecake

Rainbow Cheesecake by Jessica Hughes

Videography and Production by Stela Khury

Jessica Hughes, St. Mary’s University alumna, is a fan of gifting delicious desserts to sweeten up the lives of her friends. She believes that baking is an artistic way of expressing herself through food, which is why she was drawn to this cheesecake recipe that is both tasty and a feast on the eyes.



2 c finely crushed graham crackers

2 T sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

6 T unsalted butter, softened


Preheat oven to 340 Fahrenheit. Mix the crushed graham crackers with the dry ingredients. Gradually add lumps of softened butter and mix with clean fingers. Press the mixture into a nine-inch pan with removable sides to form the base of the cheesecake. Place the pan in oven for 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.


4 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, room temperature

1 ⅓ c sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1 c sour cream

1 c heavy cream

liquid food coloring


Mix the sugar, vanilla, salt, sour cream and eggs. Gradually add the cream cheese and mix. Finish by adding the heavy cream. Separate the batter into six bowls. Add liquid food coloring to each of the bowls to create the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Pour the batter in this sequence into the center of the pan. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for an hour.