Springtime is here and there is nothing more awesome than making festive spring dessert to get you in the spirit. This Easter Egg Cheesecake recipe is perfect for spring events and Easter dinner! This cheesecake is topped with chocolate, crushed chocolate wafer cookies, crushed Easter egg candy, and a few marshmallow bunnies.
FINALLY! A spring dessert that I can look forward to making each year as my staple Easter dessert. Spring is a great time to try simple dessert recipes where the fruit is the star ingredient. Typically for Easter, I would make my Mixed Berry Trifle, Lemon Parfaits, or Butter Pound Cake with berry fruit topping. Spring desserts should be vibrant and look like spring. That is true for the Easter Egg Cheesecake recipe which is the perfect holiday dessert.
Easter Candy Topping
The best part of this cheesecake recipe, for me, is the Easter candy. I love how this cheesecake looks like every bit of an Easter Egg Hunt. Let’s see, you have your crushed egg whopper candy, crushed chocolate wafer cookies to make the cake look like there is dirt on top, edible grass-like sprinkles, and I even added Peeps to give the cake a cute flare. You can do whatever you want with this cheesecake recipe. Here is some additional cake topping you can use:
- Jelly Beans
- Mini Cadbury Chocolate Eggs
- Reese’s Pieces
- Gummy Worms
- Chopped Snickers candy
To name a few!
Tips for making the best cheesecake
I have had some wins and plenty of losses when it comes to making cheesecake. In my early years of baking, when I would make a cheesecake I would often get that infamous crack right down the middle. Decent flavor, but a little dark for cheesecake. When making this cheesecake recipe here are a few simple tips to keep in mind to ensure your cake comes out looking its best!
- Bath or no bath: I have found that baking the cheesecake in a water bath helps prevent those cracks from forming. Pouring water around the cake that is already in a roasting pan creates steam in the oven making the air moist to prevent cracks from forming. If you get a little crack here or there, it isn’t that big a deal but it could mean that you overbaked the cheesecake, especially if there is still water in the pan when the cake is finished baking.
- Make sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature. This helps the rest of the ingredients blend nicely together.
- Chill the cheesecake overnight for best results. This is not a dessert that I would recommend putting in the refrigerator for a few hours. Cheesecake is super dense and even putting the cake in the fridge for a few hours isn’t long enough to completely chill the cheesecake.
Commonly Asked Questions
I typically don’t keep cakes and sweet treats longer than a week. However, if you froze the cake and allowed it to thaw at room temperature, you could probably keep this for a couple of weeks.
Sure! In fact, you can follow the no-bake cheesecake recipe that I have on my blog and already adapt to this version.
You can use whatever Easter candies you want!
If you like recipes like this Easter Egg Cheesecake, then you will like the ones below:
- Creme Brulee Cheesecake
- Non-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
- Peanutbutter Brownie Cheesecake
- The Ultimate Cheesecake Brownie A la Mode