Mini Red White and Blue Star Cheesecakes

Individual red white and blue layered star cheesecakes. A fun patriotic dessert, perfect for 4th of July and Memorial Day celebrations!

Mini red, white and blue layered star cheesecakes. A fun patriotic dessert recipe from @bakedbyrachel, perfect for the 4th of July!

I hope everyone had an amazing Father’s Day weekend. We spent much of Sunday at a baseball game, which was extra special since it was my little guy’s first time… ever! It was a special baseball game, not only because it was his first but because it was a peanut free game. Seriously, it’s so cool that teams, both minor league and major league are getting into offering safe games.

I grew up going to baseball games with my family and really wanted to continue that tradition with my kiddos. Thanks to teams offering safe games like this weekend, it’s possible! Be sure to check with your local teams to see if/when they’re being offered!

Also, I definitely got way too much sun. I can feel it… in addition to the obvious – seeing it! I kind of wish I had a cooling bed because I’m thinking that would be handy the night after getting a sunburn. The cooling spray only lasts so long! Do you have any tried and true tips for soothing a sunburn. Preventing would be nice, but it’s happened and now I need relief. Live and learn… not all stadiums have roofs or shade!

Mini red, white and blue layered star cheesecakes. A fun patriotic dessert recipe from @bakedbyrachel, perfect for the 4th of July!

Now… these cheesecakes!

You had to have known a patriotic cheesecake would eventually happen. I’ve already professed my love for 4th of July. Food, fireworks, more food, fun, Summer, family and friends… birthday celebrations! One of my favorites so a festive red white and blue cheesecake was inevitable!

These mini patriotic star cheesecakes were super fun… and easy to make! A touch of gel food color, help give these cheesecakes their red and blue tints! The silicone cheesecake pan can easily be found at most local craft stores or on Amazon.

Be sure to add these fun, festive patriotic mini cheesecakes to your 4th of July plans! They’ll be the hit of the dessert table!

Mini red, white and blue layered star cheesecakes. A fun patriotic dessert recipe from @bakedbyrachel, perfect for the 4th of July!

Yield: Makes 6 cheesecakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Mini Red White and Blue Star Cheesecakes

Individual red white and blue layered star cheesecakes. A fun patriotic dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2C graham cracker crumbs, roughly 4 sheets
  • 1/2C and 2 tsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 12oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring

Whipped cream:

  • 1/2C heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • Star confetti sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a mini 6 cavity star silicone mold.
  2. In a mini food processor, combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and 2 tsp granulated sugar. Divide mixture between star cavities, using one small cookie scoop each. Press down to create a flat even layer. Bake for 8 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  4. In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar. Mix in egg, salt and vanilla. Scrape bowl as needed. Divide mixture between 3 small bowls, roughly 3 large cookie scoops each. Tint one bowl red, another blue and leave the third white. Add each color to a piping bag or large plastic bag. Snip off ends when ready to fill cheesecake molds. Begin with the blue, creating an even layer in each of the cavities. Top off with white, being sure to not swirl the two colors together. Finally, finish off the cheesecakes with a layer of red batter. Bake on a baking sheet for 18-20 minutes or until set.
  5. Cool to room temperature. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill completely. Carefully remove from molds.
  6. In a medium bowl, beat together heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Top off cheesecakes with whipped cream and star confetti sprinkles. Store cheesecakes in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. Serve with fresh fruit, if desired.

**Cheesecakes may also be frozen in star molds for easier removal. Freeze in tray, remove cheesecakes, thaw overnight in refrigerator.

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35 Responses to “Mini Red White and Blue Star Cheesecakes”

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — June 16, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Love that they do peanut free games. I’m glad you enjoyed… I’m pretty sure that games and too much sun go hand in hand. These cheesecakes are too cute. Love the bright colors. Thanks. for sharing.

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! :) Thankfully the burn is quickly healing (much faster than expected)!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — June 16, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Ummm…can we talk about the cuteness factor of these cheesecakes? It is OUT OF CONTROL! I thought I had seen it all in a cheesecake, until these. Totally in <3. Pinning! :)

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Mir — June 16, 2014 at 6:48 am

    We took our son to his first baseball game yesterday, too! It wasn’t as magical as we’d hoped, though. He said it was “boring.” Oh well. :)
    I’m glad your son had a safe game to go to!
    And these cheesecakes are beyond amazing! So gorgeous!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

      Haha!! My 4yo thought it was boring too but thankfully they had my parents to hang all over and be entertained by. And thank you! :)

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — June 16, 2014 at 7:08 am

    So cute!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

      Thanks Chloe!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 16, 2014 at 7:38 am

    These have got to be the cutest 4th of July desserts I have ever seen! So good, Rachel!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

      Thanks Marie!

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    SallyBR — June 16, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Oh, my… these might be the cutest cheesecakes I’ve ever seen! what a great idea, they are simply perfect!!!!!

    Great post!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

      Thanks Sally!

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    Rebecca — June 16, 2014 at 9:22 am

    These are so adorable! I love this!!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

      Thanks Rebecca!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — June 16, 2014 at 9:41 am

    These look amazing! What a great holiday dessert!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

      Thanks Courtney!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 16, 2014 at 10:33 am

    These are totally adorable! Such a fun July 4th sweet treat :)

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

      Thanks Brandy!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — June 16, 2014 at 10:38 am

    So cute! Love these for the 4th!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      Thanks Leah!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — June 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Girl, you have done it again!!! These are seriously the most fun cheesecakes I have seen!! Love the shape and colors!!!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      Thanks so much Jocelyn! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    So happy that you were able to go to a safe game! Always the best because there are no worries to be had! These are the cutest cheesecakes for 4th of July!!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      I wish all games were safe but at least they’re offering some! That’s a start :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Perfect day to post these as the USA is taking on Ghana in the World cup tonight!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      Haha… I probably should’ve known that!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — June 16, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    these are the cutest cheesecakes ever! love these!!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

      Thanks Angelyn!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — June 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I’m a sucker for cheesecake and these look delish! Love the patriotic theme too. :)

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

      Thanks Tina!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Oh how fun are these!! I am totally forgetting that the Fourth is right around the corner! I need to get me some stars and stripes — especially for dessert

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

      It really is right around the corner! Kind of scary!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — June 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I can’t think of anything better than these adorable cheesecakes to bake on july 4th!

    • Rachel — June 18th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

      Thanks Layla!

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    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — June 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    These are seriously adorable Rachel! Pinned!

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