by Heather LaPuma

Hello Tiggerific Travels Blog readers! Today I have a fun post for you!
July 30th is National Cheesecake Day! To celebrate. we have a fun recipe for you! The Tie-Dye Cheesecake comes from the Pop Century Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort where you can buy this psychedelic treat from the quick service restaurant. But for those of us who can’t be at Walt Disney World Resort to grab one of these today, why not make one of your own? ┬áDelicious red velvet cake topped with bright colorful cheesecake!

I find that those fun new neon food colors make an awesome and colorfully fun cheesecake.

Recipe
Tie-Dyed Cheesecake
Pop Century Resort

Red Velvet Cake

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoons cocoa
1 ounce red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9″ springform pan.

Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring. Add the paste to the creamed mixture. Mix salt and vanilla in buttermilk and add alternately with the flour. Mix soda and vinegar separately, add last, folding in. Do not beat after adding soda mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool cake in pan.

Lower oven temperature to 325 deg F.

Cheesecake Filling

1 1/2 lb. Cream Cheese
1 1/3 C. Sugar
5 Large Eggs
16 oz. Sour Cream
1/4 C. Flour
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. Lemon Juice

* All above ingredients should be at room temperature before you begin.

Preparation:
Start by beating the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Keep the mixer on a low setting throughout the beating and mixing process. Add the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until creamy. Add one egg at a time and beat after each egg. When eggs have been mixed into the cream cheese add flour, vanilla and lemon juice, mix well. Add the sour cream last and beat well.

Divide the batter into 6 bowls and color each one:

purple
red
yellow
light blue
green
orange

Drop large spoonfuls of the colored batters randomly atop the red velvet cake in the springform pan. Swirl each layer slightly. Place on the top rack in the middle of a 325 degree preheated oven for one hour and 15 minutes. When time is up, prop open oven door and leave in oven for one hour. After one hour, remove from oven. Let cool enough before the cheesecake is put into the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Tie Dye Cheesecake - Photo by Alex Bain

Tie Dye Cheesecake – Photo by Alex Bain