Dining & Wine

Make These Viral Rainbow Unicorn Cheesecake Balls

May 16, 2024

Here’s a fun and unique recipe that combines the visual appeal, delicious taste, and trendiness to go viral on social media. Let’s create a “Rainbow Unicorn Cheesecake Bites” recipe:

Rainbow Unicorn Cheesecake Bites


  • For the crust:
    • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • For the cheesecake filling:
    • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • Food coloring (pink, blue, purple, yellow)
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • For the decoration:
    • Whipped cream
    • Edible glitter or sprinkles
    • Mini edible unicorn horns (optional)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C).
    • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are fully coated and resemble wet sand.
    • Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9×9-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.
    • Bake for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  2. Make the Cheesecake Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the granulated sugar and vanilla extract, beating until well combined.
    • Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
    • Gradually add the heavy cream and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Create the Rainbow Effect:
    • Divide the cheesecake batter evenly into four separate bowls.
    • Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl to create four vibrant colors (pink, blue, purple, yellow). Mix each bowl until the color is evenly distributed.
    • Spoon dollops of each colored batter randomly over the crust in the pan, creating a rainbow pattern. Use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the colors together gently for a marbled effect.
  4. Bake the Cheesecake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the center is just set and slightly jiggly.
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Decorate and Serve:
    • Once the cheesecake is fully set, cut it into bite-sized squares.
    • Top each bite with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of edible glitter or sprinkles.
    • For an extra whimsical touch, add a mini edible unicorn horn to each bite.

Tips for Going Viral:

  • Presentation: Arrange the bites on a colorful platter or cake stand.
  • Lighting: Use bright, natural lighting for photos and videos.
  • Angles: Capture close-ups and overhead shots to show off the vibrant colors and textures.
  • Video: Create a short, catchy video showing the swirling, baking, and decorating process.
  • Hashtags: Use popular hashtags like #UnicornTreats, #RainbowDesserts, #CheesecakeBites, #FoodArt, and #InstaFood.

This eye-catching and delicious dessert is sure to capture the attention of social media users and become a hit on platforms like Instagram, TikTok and more! —Vita Daily


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