It’s almost time for my favorite holiday of the year: Halloween.
If you’re having a Halloween party or just going to one, it’s always good to bring a Halloween-themed treat. Beyond the Halloween look, it’s also a good idea to make sure it tastes good!
My Candy Corn Cheesecake is both fun and delicious. The layering effect makes each slice look just like a piece of candy corn. While it does require a bit of patience to get the right look, it’s a showstopper for sure!
Start this cheesecake by making the crust and the filling. The crust is really simple. Just grind down some graham crackers and then stir the ground crackers with the sugar, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter. Set this aside until you need it.
For the filling, use a stand mixer or hand mixer to beat the cream cheese with the sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Then mix in the eggs one at a time followed by all the other filling ingredients.
Since we are going to be splitting the filling into three sections (white, yellow, orange), it’s important to know how much of each you’ll need. You can’t just divide them evenly because the volumes are different in each section. I estimate them at 15% white, 35% orange, and 50% yellow.
Geometry fans can use measurements and math to determine the exact proportions of each section. Find the volume of the whole cake and subtract the individual sections to get a proportion for each section. Then apply those proportions to your total filling.
Step 1: A non-math way to measure the filling is just to place your container dividers into the pan before you put the crust in. I used a medium plastic bowl that I could easily cut up later and a plastic cup. Add your filling to these sections until it’s even. Once you have everything measured out you can remove the filling from each section and it will be pre-measured for you.
Of course, the beauty of this cake is when you slice into it and each piece looks like a huge piece of candy corn.
There’s no doubt that this recipe and preparation requires a bit of patience, but the results are really awesome!
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