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Skillet Rainbow Cheesecake
Skillet Rainbow Cheesecake
Serves: 6
Cook Time: 4hr 25mins

This Skillet Rainbow Cheesecake is not only a feast for the eyes but also a treat for the taste buds.


1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs

¼ Cup Melted Butter

1 Cup Plus 2 Tbsp Sugar (Divided)

32 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese

1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

4 Eggs

Food Dye in 6 Colors (Optional)


1. Preheat

Preheat your oven to 325°F and grab your favorite skillet!

2. Create the Crust

In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 2 Tbsp. of sugar. Mix until it resembles wet sand. 

Then, press the mixture into the bottom of your skillet to form an even layer and set it aside.

3. Make the Cheesecake Batter

Using a stand mixer on low, beat the softened cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar until creamy. Then, add in vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time. Continue mixing until the batter is smooth and the ingredients are well incorporated.

4. Divide and Dye

Divide the cheesecake batter evenly into 6 bowls and get colorful– add a few drops of food dye to each bowl and stir until they resemble your desired color.

5. Layer the Colors

Add spoonfuls of color to the cheesecake batter and swirl – feel free to get creative and unleash your inner artist at this step. 

6. Bake

Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the center is just set. Turn off the oven, crack the door, and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for about an hour to prevent cracking.

7. Chill

After the cheesecake has cooled, cover it and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

8. Serve and Enjoy

Slice into your colorful creation and enjoy!


1. Even Coloring

Use gel food coloring for more vibrant hues. It’s more concentrated than liquid dyes and won’t thin your batter.

2. Prevent Cracks 

Place a shallow pan of water on the rack below your cheesecake while it bakes. The steam helps prevent the top from cracking.

3. Cool Slowly

Letting the cheesecake cool in the oven with the door ajar helps prevent sudden temperature changes, reducing the risk of cracks.