Rainbow Delight Cheesecake Recipe

Dive into the vivid world of no-bake cheesecakes with the Rainbow Delight Cheesecake. This dessert is not only a feast for the eyes with its vibrant layers, but also a delightfully creamy treat that’s perfect for any celebration or festive occasion.


  • Crust:
    • 1 1/2 cups graham crumbs
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Filling:
    • 24 oz cream cheese (3 packages of 8 oz each)
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 3 cups Cool Whip
    • Gel food dye (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • Topping:
    • 1/4 cup each of candy melts (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
    • 3 tablespoons shortening or coconut oil
    • Rainbow sprinkles (to taste)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Line and grease a 6″ springform pan. Combine graham crumbs with melted butter and press firmly into the bottom of the pan. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • Blend cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Divide equally into 6 bowls. Color each with a different gel food dye and incorporate 3 tablespoons of Cool Whip into each bowl.
    • Spoon the colored mixtures onto the crust randomly. Smooth the surface with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set.
  3. Decorate:
    • Melt each color of candy melts with 1/2 tablespoon of shortening or oil. Let it cool slightly before drizzling over the cheesecake. Garnish with rainbow sprinkles.
    • Allow the candy melts to set for 10 minutes before serving.


  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature to ensure a smooth mix.
  • A springform pan is recommended for easy removal of the cheesecake.
  • Use a warm, damp spatula to smooth the edges for a clean release from the mold.


  1. Can I freeze the Rainbow Delight Cheesecake?
    • Yes, it can be frozen for up to a month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
  2. How can I ensure my cheesecake sets properly?
    • Make sure to chill it undisturbed for the recommended time, or longer if needed, to ensure it firms up.
  3. What alternatives can I use if I don’t have candy melts?
    • Colored icing or melted white chocolate with food coloring can be used as a substitute for candy melts.

Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: About 2 hours 20 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Category: Dessert

Method: No-bake

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


Rainbow Delight Cheesecake is the perfect choice for anyone looking to add a splash of color and creativity to their dessert table. This easy, no-bake recipe offers a rich, creamy texture combined with a joyful explosion of colors, making it a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Enjoy crafting this playful and delicious dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

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