Creamsicle® Cheesecake

Creamsicle® Cheesecake

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"This fabulous cheesecake will remind you of Mayfield® creamsicle ice cream with every bite you take! I love it!"

Ingredients 9 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 367 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 26.2 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 292 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add eggs and beat well. Beat sour cream and vanilla extract into cream cheese mixture until batter is smooth.
  3. Transfer one cup of the cream cheese mixture to a small bowl and stir in orange extract, yellow food coloring, and red food coloring until batter is smooth and orange.
  4. Pour uncolored batter into prepared graham cracker crust. Drop spoonfuls of orange batter over the top of the uncolored batter and run a knife through the orange batter to create a marbled effect.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are firm and center is slightly loose, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 1 hour. Cover cheesecake with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.
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  1. 7 Ratings


This recipe was fantastic!! I actually doubled the batter recipe to fit my largest springform pan and made my own graham cracker crust verses buying a premade one. I did have to alter the cooking time due to doubling the batch, so please watch the timing, I believed it safely baked for 50-70 minutes as I checked on it quite often. **When using the orange extract, I used Lorann Professional Kitchen Orange Bakery Emulsion and needed 3 teaspoons when I doubled the batch and tripled the coloring affect for a more vibrate pop of color with in the batter. Everything else was to a T. My husband is harder to please when it comes to cheesecakes because he likes just plain. Will eat a chocolate or Bailey's flavored but this one, won him over big time and once cut and served....didn't go to far and was gone rather quickly. Will totally make again and again. TY so much, wished you could have seen the "dreamsicle" faces that I got when everyone was enjoying this recipe.


Lots of praise for the cook with this one! Not a heavy, dense cheesecake, but light and luscious. It's a fitting happy ending for just about any meal. Mine was perfectly baked at 30 minutes. For those who want to make their own crumb crust, one sealed packet of graham crackers, crushed, combined with 5 Tb melted butter, baked at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, makes just the right size/thickness of crust for a 9" pie pan. Prebaking the crust lends a pleasant crunch. I replaced the sugar with 3/4 cup Splenda, as I find that with baked goods, it takes more to ensure the proper degree of sweetness. It was just sweet enough, without being cloying. Guests didn't realize they were eating a low sugar dessert (not completely sugar free because of the graham crackers.) They were doubly delighted when they found out! With that substitution, it makes an excellent dessert for diabetics. The filling as written comes right up to the top of the pie pan. The flavor is fresh and perfectly tangy. I used 6 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red food coloring, which made for a pastel orange color, reminiscent of an actual creamsicle. A lovely, easy-to-make dessert that's a sure-fire crowd pleaser.

Mary P.

I used the low fat cream cheese, I left out the food coloring, bad for you (that is why I only gave this 4 stars), and added a tablespoon of grated orange zest.