Mouthfools Mardi Gras King Cheesecake
3 packages cream cheese (room temp)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon liqueur
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
4 eggs (room temp)
6 tsps sugar (for topping)
1 package cinnamon graham crackers
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Crumble the graham crackers. Mix together crushed graham crackers, brown sugar, flour, and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a springform pan. Bake 10 minutes; remove from oven and set aside. Keep the oven on.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large separate bowl until smooth. Then add Greek yogurt, Bailey’s, cinnamon, lemon juice, and vanilla. Beat eggs into mixture one at a time.
Separate filling equally into 3 bowls. Add food coloring to make one green, one purple, and one gold.
Pour filling into prepped crust as 3 different layers.
Bake for 1 hour with water bath placed beneath. (I just fill a pie tin with water)
At 1-hour mark turn off oven, but leave the cake inside with door cracked open for another hour.
Cool cheesecake in the refrigerator for a few hours before attainment of bliss.
After cheesecake has cooled, put 2 teaspoons sugar in a cup along with green food coloring and mix to color sugar. Sprinkle as topping. Repeat process with purple and gold.
HAPPY MARDI GRAS!