Galaxy Cheesecake Recipe

Embark on a cosmic journey with this Galaxy Cheesecake, a visually stunning dessert that’s perfect for any occasion where you want to impress and delight. With its vibrant swirls of color and rich, creamy texture, this cheesecake not only looks like it’s from another world but tastes heavenly too.


For the Crust:

  • 15 graham crackers
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of kosher salt

For the Cheesecake:

  • 3 blocks (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • Black, purple, blue, and teal food coloring
  • Sprinkles, for decorating


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease an 8″ or 9″ springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. For the Crust:
    • Crush graham crackers finely.
    • Mix with melted butter, sugar, and salt until the mixture is moist.
    • Press evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. For the Cheesecake Base:
    • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
    • Add eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition.
    • Mix in sour cream, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Coloring the Cheesecake:
    • Divide the mixture into four bowls.
    • Add different food colorings to each bowl (black, purple, blue, teal), mixing until the colors are vibrant.
  5. Assembling the Cheesecake:
    • Spoon dollops of the colored cheesecake mixture into the crust, alternating colors.
    • Swirl the colors together with a knife to create a galaxy effect.
  6. Baking:
    • Sprinkle the top with sprinkles.
    • Bake for 60-70 minutes until the center is just set but slightly jiggly.
  7. Cooling:
    • Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit inside for 1 hour.
    • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to fully set.

Prep Time: 6 hours 40 minutes

Kcal: N/A


  • Temperature: Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature to ensure a smooth batter without lumps.
  • Color Intensity: Gradually add more food coloring to achieve the desired vibrancy without affecting the texture.
  • Cooling: Allowing the cheesecake to cool slowly in the oven helps prevent cracks.


Q: Can I freeze the Galaxy Cheesecake?
A: Yes, this cheesecake can be frozen. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and it will keep for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Q: How can I ensure my cheesecake doesn’t crack?
A: Avoid over-mixing the batter, especially after adding the eggs. Also, the slow cooling process in the oven helps minimize cracking.

Conclusion: This Galaxy Cheesecake is more than just a dessert; it’s a centerpiece that’s sure to spark conversation and admiration. With its dreamy, cosmic appearance and decadent flavor, it’s the perfect way to end any dining experience on a high note. Enjoy the process of creating this otherworldly treat and watch your guests marvel at your culinary artistry!

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