King Cake Cheesecake Recipe CopelandʼS

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King Cake Cheesecake Recipe CopelandʼS

A delightful fusion of Mardi Gras flavors, this King Cake Cheesecake Recipe from CopelandʼS is the perfect sweet treat! With a rich and creamy cheesecake filling infused with cinnamon and vanilla, and topped with a vibrant purple, green, and gold swirl, this dessert captures the essence of the festive King Cake. Indulge in this decadent delight and transport yourself to the lively streets of New Orleans during Carnival season!


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • Purple, green, and gold food coloring
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Purple, green, and gold sprinkles


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan to form the crust.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon together until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Divide the cheesecake batter into three equal portions. Tint one portion purple, one green, and one gold using the food coloring. Mix each portion until well combined.
  5. Spoon the colored batter randomly over the crust in the springform pan, creating a marbled effect. Use a knife to gently swirl the colors together.
  6. Bake the cheesecake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until the center is set and the top is lightly golden.
  7. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cheesecake. Allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cheesecake.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the cheesecake with purple, green, and gold sprinkles, reflecting the vibrant colors of Mardi Gras.
  10. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving to allow it to set.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yield: 1 cheesecake

Indulge in the delicious flavors of the King Cake Cheesecake Recipe CopelandʼS. This fusion dessert combines the creamy goodness of cheesecake with the festive spirit of Mardi Gras. With its cinnamon and vanilla-infused filling swirling with vibrant purple, green, and gold, this cheesecake captures the essence of the traditional King Cake. Share this delightful treat with your loved ones and transport yourselves to the lively streets of New Orleans during Carnival season. Enjoy the sweet indulgence and make any celebration extra special with this King Cake Cheesecake Recipe CopelandʼS!