This red velvet cake cheesecake is a BIG WOW! Creamy vanilla cheesecake sandwiched between soft red velvet cake and topped with a fluffy whipped cream frosting.

This red velvet cake cheesecake is a BIG WOW! Creamy vanilla cheesecake sandwiched between soft red velvet cake and topped with a fluffy whipped cream frosting

RED VELVET CAKE CHEESECAKE. Oh boy! This recipe is a show stopper!

This delicious Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Adelenne. She's always coming up with great recipes which she either invents herself or adapts from various cookbooks to make her own. Adelenne has always got a tasty recipe or two to share with us. Here, we have Adelenne's recipe for her Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake, and oh boy! It has wonderful ingredients!

The cake itself is easy enough to make and is very moist. The addition of the whipped cream frosting compliments the cake and together with a nice cup of tea, you have a perfect tea time treat!

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This baked cheesecake is a perfect cake for a celebration such as a birthday, wedding, Easter or Christmas time. It certainly is a show stopper, and add some candles or sparklers when you're ready to serve for an added celebration touch!

Be sure to check out our other lovely cheesecake recipes. They're so delicious!

Recipe by Adelenne Lee

See HERE if you would like to read my tips and tricks to prevent Cheesecake Surface Cracking and why we bake cheesecakes in a water bath or bain marie

How To Avoid Cheesecake Cracking

Prep Time

30 minutes PLUS 3 - 4 hours Chilling time

Cook Time

40 - 45 minutes Approx.

Yield

8 slices

You will need

9 inch round springform pan

Ingredients

For Cheesecake

16 oz or 500 g cream cheese, room temp
2/3 cups castor sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cake

2 1/2 cups AP flour
1 cup castor sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbs cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 tsp vinegar
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup red coloring ( I use a mix of 1 1/2 tsp of red powder coloring and 1 tsp red liquid coloring)
2 tsp vanilla extract

For Whipped Cream Frosting

2 cups whipping cream
1 tsp gelatin powder
1 tbs water
2 tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Make the cheesecake

1. Preheat oven to 170C, 325 F. Line and grease the base of a 9 inch springform tin and wrap the outside tightly with tin foil. See here how to prepare a baking pan for a water bath

2. In a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add salt and sugar and blend for about 2 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down when necessary.

3. Mix in sour cream, whipping cream and vanilla.

4. Pour into prepared tin and place in a water bath (a larger tray filled about 1 inch up the cheesecake tin).

5. Bake for 45 minutes until set. Remove from roasting pan and let cool completely and freeze for 3 - 4 hours or better, overnight.

Make the cake

6. Preheat oven to 170 C, 325 F. Line and grease two 9 inch round tins.

7. In a mixer, whisk flour, salt baking soda, cocoa powder and sugar.  Add vinegar, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, oil and food colouring.

8. Beat on low for 1 minute, scraping down and beat on high for another 2 minutes.  Divide evenly into the prepared tins and bake for 35-40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

9. Cool and remove from tins. Wrap and chill in fridge until ready to assemble.

To assemble

10.Remove cheesecake from the freezer.

11. Run a hot knife under hot water and run it around the inside edge of tin. Release springform tin. Level off the 2 baked cakes to get an even top.

12. Place one cake on a plate. Place cheesecake on top of cake. Trim down cheesecake if it's bigger than cake. Place the 2nd cake on top of cheesecake.

Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake, assembling the cake


13. Set aside to chill in the fridge and prepare frosting.

Make the frosting

14. Put gelatin and water in a small bowl. Microwave at 15-second intervals to dissolve the gelatin.

15. Add about 2 Tablespoons of whipping cream in and stir. Set aside.

16. Put the remaining whipping cream in the mixer and beat till soft peaks. Add sugar and vanilla. ( add the desired coloring). Beat for a minute and add in gelatin mixture and beat till stiff peaks.

17. Remove cake from fridge and crumb coat the cake. Chill for 20 mins.

18. Using a piping bag fitted with an open star tip, frost the whole cake with rosettes.

RED VELVET CAKE CHEESECAKE. It's a BIG WOW! Lovely vanilla cheesecake sandwiched between soft red velvet cakes and then topped with a light, fluffy puffy whipped cream frosting. It really is a WOW!
RED VELVET CAKE CHEESECAKE. It's a BIG WOW! Lovely vanilla cheesecake sandwiched between soft red velvet cakes and then topped with a light, fluffy puffy whipped cream frosting. It really is a WOW!

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RED VELVET CAKE CHEESECAKE. It's a BIG WOW! Lovely vanilla cheesecake sandwiched between soft red velvet cakes and then topped with a light, fluffy puffy whipped cream frosting. It really is a WOW!

Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This red velvet cake cheesecake is a BIG WOW! Creamy vanilla cheesecake sandwiched between soft red velvet cake and topped with a fluffy whipped cream frosting

Ingredients

For Cheesecake:

  • 16 oz or 500 g cream cheese, room temp
  • 2/3 cups castor sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup red coloring, I use a mix of 1 1/2 tsp of red powder coloring and 1 tsp red liquid coloring
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tsp gelatin powder
  • 1 tbs water
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Make the cheesecake first, Preheat oven to 170C, 325 F
  2. Line and grease the base of a 9 inch springform tin and wrap the outside tightly with tin foil
  3. In a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add salt and sugar and blend for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down when necessary. Mix in sour cream, whipping cream and vanilla.
  5. Pour into prepared tin and place in a water bath (a larger tray filled about 1 inch up the cheesecake tin).
  6. Bake for 45 minutes until set. Remove from roasting pan and let cool completely and freeze for 3 - 4 hours or better, overnight.
  7. Make the cake, Preheat oven to 170C, 325 F. Line and grease two 9 inch round tins.
  8. In a mixer, whisk flour, salt baking soda, cocoa powder and sugar. Add vinegar, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, oil and food colouring. Beat on low for 1 minute, scraping down and beat on high for another 2 minutes.
  9. Divide evenly into the prepared tins and bake for 35-40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
  10. Cool and remove from tins. Wrap and chill in fridge until ready to assemble.
  11. To assemble, remove cheesecake from freezer.
  12. Run a hot knife under hot water and run it around the inside edge of tin. Release springform tin. Level off the 2 baked cakes to get an even top.
  13. Place one cake on a plate. Place cheesecake on top of cake. Trim down cheesecake if it's bigger than cake. Place the 2nd cake on top of cheesecake.
  14. Set aside to chill in fridge and prepare frosting.
  15. Make the frosting - Put gelatine and water in a small bowl. Microwave at 15 second intervals to dissolve the gelatin. Add about 2 Tablespoons of whipping cream in and stir. Set aside.
  16. Put the remaining whipping cream in mixer and beat till soft peaks. Add sugar and vanilla. ( add desired coloring). Beat for a minute and add in gelatin mixture and beat till stiff peaks.
  17. Remove cake from fridge and crumb coat the cake. Chill for 20 mins.
  18. Using a piping bag fitted with an open star tip, frost the whole cake with rosettes.

Notes

Please note, times include chilling time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1213Total Fat: 92gSaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 53gCholesterol: 241mgSodium: 695mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 1gSugar: 51gProtein: 15g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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