A great dessert idea for an Eagle Scout Ceremony, this decorated Eagle Scout Cheesecake is easy to make using a piping gel transfer.
Eagle Scout Cheesecake
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr 2 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 2 mins
 
Use a piping gel transfer to add an Eagle Scout emblem onto a cheesecake.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, eagle scout cheesecake, eagle scout dessert
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • .
  • CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  • 3 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • blue and red food coloring
Instructions
  1. CRUST:
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  4. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter.
  5. Press it in the bottom and up the sides of the springform pan.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until fragrant and the edges begin to brown.
  7. Remove from oven and press into an even layer using a flat bottomed glass.
  8. Allow the crust to cool.
  9. Set a large roasting pan in the oven and pour in 1 1/2 inches of hot water.
  10. If using a traditional clamp style sprinform pan, wrap the bottom of the pan in two layers of tin foil.
  11. CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  12. Combine cream cheese and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  13. Add eggs and beat to combine.
  14. Add sour cream and vanilla and beat to combine.
  15. Scoop out 3 tablespoons of filing and place in a small bowl.
  16. Color using several drops of blue food coloring.
  17. Spoon into a squeeze bottle or pastry bag.
  18. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of filling and place in a small bowl.
  19. Color using red food coloring.
  20. Spoon into a squeeze bottle or pastry bag.
  21. Pour the remaining cheesecake filing over crust.
  22. Use a piping gel transfer to add the Eagle Scout Emblem to the top of the cheesecake.
  23. Pipe the red and blue cheesecake filling to create the Eagle Scout Emblem.
  24. Set cheesecake in roasting pan filled with water and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  25. The top of the cheesecake should look set but still wiggle.
  26. Turn off oven, crack open door, and let cheesecake sit for 15 minutes.
  27. Remove cheesecake from water bath and allow to cool for 1 hour at room temperature.
  28. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.