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tie dye cheesecake

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After a pretty emotional weekend, I thought I would kick off this week with something fun, bright and full of sprinkles. This Tie Dye Cheesecake definitely fits into all of those categories.

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I feel like cheesecake is one of those things you either love or your hate. There are not many people out there who have a "meh" feeling about cheesecake. But no matter how you feel about eating cheesecake, you have to admit this one is pretty to look at.

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But if you happen to be one of those people who love cheesecake (like me) I think you will be pretty happy with this recipe. I switched out the traditional graham cracker crust for a confetti Golden Oreo one, and topped the whole thing off with a simple whipped cream and sprinkle topping! It's simple, delicious and pretty! What more could you ask for?

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Tie Dye Cheesecake

Tie Dye Cheesecake | Sprinkles For Breakfast



  • 2 cups crushed Golden Oreos
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles


  • 2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Food coloring


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Sprinkles


for the crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9" springform pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl combine Oreo crumbs and melted butter until throughly combined.
  4. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan and about 1/2 inch up the side.
  5. Bake 12 - 15 minutes until the crumbs are set.
  6. Let cool on a wire rack

for the filling

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  3. Add sugar and beat on high for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla extract and salt and mix until just combined.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the side of the bowl with a spatula after each addition.
  6. Add sour cream and mix until combined.
  7. Add heavy cream and mix until combined.
  8. Divide the batter into four bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring to each one.
  9. Transfer colorful batter to four separate pipping bags. Twist the tops and and place them in a large bowl.
  10. Starting with one color, cut the bottom of the pipping bag and place a few generous dollops of batter all over the crust. Repeat with another colors (making sure you evenly distribute them) until you reach the top of the pan.
  11. Once your dollops are filled to the top, stick a knife down into the batter and make a swirling like motion all over the pan.
  12. Wrap the outside of your springform pan in aluminum foil.
  13. Place the pan inside a high-sided roasting pan.
  14. Create a water bath by filling the roasting pan with hot water until you reach halfway up the side of the cheesecake pan.
  15. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  16. After an hour and a half, turn the oven off and crack the door open 1 inch.
  17. Leave the cheesecake like this for 1 hour.
  18. After an hour, take the cheesecake out of the oven and place aluminum foil over the top (making sure the foil does not actually touch the cheesecake).
  19. Place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.

for the topping

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, mix heavy whipping cream on a high speed until it begins to thicken.
  2. Add powdered sugar and whip until the cream has become firm.
  3. Put whipping cream into a prepared piping bag with a star tip.
  4. Pipe stars all over the top of the cheesecake.
  5. Add sprinkles.

*One 9" Cheesecake

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Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.

Comments (14)

Rebekah Moric

I have done similar tie dye cheesecakes and have sprinkled Nerds candy on the top of the whipped cream to give it a different texture and a little bit of sour to counteract the sweet. Makes it a fun addition, especially if you’re making it for kids or teens. Thanks for the recipe. Love the idea of the golden Oreos instead of the traditional graham crackers.

Lindsay Nathanson

I love the idea of adding a new texture! Brilliant :)


Hello, I am going to try this recipe out. Has anyone in Australia made this recipe and can give me some tips..especially about the golden oreos...what can I use instead?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Cassie. Do you have graham crackers? You can totally use that as well.

Debbie Chaulk

Did you use gel food colouring? It’s delicious but it was very hard to cut, not sure what I did wrong.

Lindsay Nathanson

Yes, I used gel food coloring. I am glad to hear that it was delicious. What do you mean it was hard to cut though?


I can't wait to make this! Would butter work to grease the tin instead of cooking spray? Also I don't have a springform pan just a normal one, would this still work?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Kirsty! You can totally use butter to grease the tin! And you can totally use a normal pan - but i is going to be pretty difficult to get it out of that kind of pan. It will still taste delicious, but I'm not sure how nicely you will be able to cut slices with it still in the pan. If you want to do it this way, my suggestion would be to freeze the cheesecake once it is done baking and then cut it into pieces (without the topping). Then place the pieces on a baking sheet (you can add the topping here) and cover it with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.


My father, who is very particular about his cheesecake, loved this! And the colors looked awesome in the final product!

Lindsay Nathanson

This makes me so happy! I am so glad he liked it!

Susan kuehne

Hello. I love the look of this cake. I have made many of different cheesecakes.. So I really wanted to make your idea. But I put my little spin on it. My husband is a big fan of Brownie's. This time I made it with a Blondie brownie.also my other spin is that I cook mine desserts on a grill. It's on the grill as I type. Yours looks so pretty. Hoping mine will look great to. Thanks for the idea. #kamado_girl

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Susan! These sound like great additions! I hope it turned out amazing!

Sara Trim

Thank you!

Lindsay Nathanson

No problem! Enjoy!

Sara Trim

Hey There! Silly question....but is the Oreo crust with the creamy middle or without? :)

Lindsay Nathanson

Not a silly question at all! The Oreos include the cream on the inside!


When I first seen the picture of the crust, I thought it was Rice Crispy Treats and I thought Wow that is a Great Idea! So what do you think of using Fruity Pebbles Rice Crispy Treats for the crust? I think I just might have to try it with your Adorable Tie Dye Cheesecake recipe.

Lindsay Nathanson

That sounds like an amazing idea! I just don't know how it will bake. But if you do try it, let me know how it works out. It sounds delicious.


Could you leave out the eggs and do it no bake style?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Jade! I have never tried doing that with this recipe before, but you can try the no bake cheesecake recipe I have here:

It's delicious and super easy!


Beautiful cake!

Lindsay Nathanson

Thank you!


Okay, how stinking cute is this!? I LOOOOVE that golden Oreo and sprinkle crust, and can't wait to see the look on my daughter's face when she sees the color swirl! Gorgeous!

Lindsay Nathanson

The Golden Oreo crust is soooo good! Your daughter is going to love it!

Lee Ann

This is gorgeous! Especially love the sprinkles in the crust. I know it was a tough weekend for you, but you do a great job finding a task to make you ... and those around you ... smile. Thank you!
Lee Ann

Lindsay Nathanson

Thanks Lee Ann. Hugs to you too!!

kristine | the beaute blend

Oh my goodness...super beautiful! And, I love cheesecake too! Hope whatever made you emotional this weekend is better now. :)

Lindsay Nathanson

Thank you Kristine! I'm so glad you like it!