Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Surprise your loved ones this holiday season with this sumptuous cake in Santa’s colors.

Creamy and delicious, it will make you feel ecstatic!

Ingredients

For the Red Velvet layers:

  • 1 box of Red Velvet cake mix, plus ingredients called out on the box. (Or your homemade Red Velvet cake).
  • Butter and flour, for the cake pans.

For the cheesecake layers:

  • 2 8-ounce (225 g) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup (160 g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup (85 mL) sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon (12 g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the icing:

  • 2 8-ounce (225 g) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick (115 g) butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups (337 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract

Preparation

1. preheat oven to 350ºF (190ºC)—butter and flour two 9-inch (23 cm) cake pans.

2. Prepare the Red Velvet cake batter according to the instructions on the box.

3. Spoon batter into pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 32 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from pan.

4. Line a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

5. In a large bowl or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, until combined. Add sour cream, flour, vanilla, and salt and beat until well combined.

6. Pour the filling into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour. Let cool slightly, then transfer to the freezer to cool completely and allow to firm up before assembling.

7. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, then add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth.

8. On a cake plate, place a layer of Red Velvet cake. Using a serrated knife, level the top of the cake to flat (save any leftovers for decorating). 

9. Top with cheesecake layer, press down firmly, then top with a second layer of Red Velvet cake.

10. Using a spatula, spread cream cheese frosting on top and sides of the cake.

11. Top with Red Velvet crumbs.

 

2 Comments

  1. Rita owen

    Love All your recipes.

  2. Molly

    Are you baking one cake or two?

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