Circus Animal Cheesecake!

Preparation Time
1 Hour 12 Min
Complexity Level
Medium
Serves
6-8
  • 1. Heat
    5-10 Min

    Preheat oven to 300˚ F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan and line with parchment.

     

  • 2. Grind
    2-3 Min

    Grind the animal crackers in a food processor or blender until you achieve a sandy consistency. In bowl, mix the animal cracker crumbs with 2 tbsp of melted butter. Once everything is combined, press the crust mixture into the bottom of the springform pan and bake for 10-15 minutes.

  • 3. Mix
    2-3 Min

    Mix together 32 oz of cream cheese, 4 eggs,  1 cup of sour cream, 1 tbsp of vanilla, and 1 cup of sugar until everything is combined. Split the batter into two bowls. In one bowl, stir in pink food coloring. Once the crust has cooled, pour the batters in small amounts in an alternating fashion to create a zebra design.

  • 4. Bake
    1 - 1.5 Hours

    Bake the cheesecake for about an hour and a half. Turn off the oven and cool the cheesecake for at least one hour, then refrigerate the cheesecake for at least two hours.

  • 5. Cool
    3-4 Min

    Once the cheesecake is cool, drizzle a white chocolate ganache over the entire cheesecake and top with sprinkles. Then, once the chocolate has set pipe a few dollops of whipped cream around the edges and top the dollops with animal crackers.