Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

1
Anna Russell

By
@orphanannie1

Festive and oh-so-good, this cheesecake will become a fixture on your Christmas dessert menu. The red velvet filling is spiked with cocoa, topped with cream cheese frosting, and baked in a chocolate cookie crumb crust.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Yield: 16 Servings
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

  • 7
    chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • FILLING:

  • 3 pkg
    (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp
    baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 bottle
    (1 ounce) red food coloring
  • FROSTING:

  • 1 pkg
    (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

Step-by-Step

  1. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom of prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, buttermilk, cocoa and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in food coloring. Pour over crust. Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan
  4. Bake at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.
  5. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost top of cheesecake. Refrigerate until serving.

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About Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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