Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake requires around 12 hours from start to finish. This recipe serves 12 and costs $2.74 per serving. One serving contains 866 calories, 10g of protein, and 49g of fat. 43721 person have made this recipe and would make it again. If you have eggs, red food coloring, cream cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for valentin day. It is brought to you by Brown Eyed Baker. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 34%, which is not so amazing. Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes {Red Velvet Week}, Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake Made at Home, and Red Velvet Cheesecake are very similar to this recipe.

Servings: 12

Preparation duration: 60 minutes

Cooking duration: 80 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

¼ cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

32 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

4 eggs, at room temperature

2¼ cups all-purpose flour

1½ cups granulated sugar

¾ cup heavy cream

5 cups powdered sugar

6 tablespoons red food coloring (liquid)

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

Equipment:

springform pan

aluminum foil

oven

pot

hand mixer

bowl

roasting pan

wire rack

baking paper

skewers

knife

whisk

serrated knife

Cooking instruction summary:

1. Make the Cheesecake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and then tightly wrap the outside with heavy duty foil. (I find that double-wrapping helps prevent leaks in a water bath.) Put a pot of water (or a tea kettle) on to boil.2. Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until completely smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for a minute or so after each addition, and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the heavy cream and vanilla extract, and beat until completely incorporated.3. Pour the batter into the springform pan; place the springform pan into a larger pan, such as a roasting pan, and pour the boiling water into the larger pan until the water comes about halfway up the side of the springform pan.4. Bake until the cheesecake edges are set but the middle still jiggles a bit, about 45 to 55 minutes. Turn the oven off, but leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door closed for 1 hour. At this point, remove the cheesecake from the water bath and place the springform pan on a cooling rack to cool to room temperature. Place the cheesecake in the refrigerator until well-chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.5. Make the Red Velvet Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans. Line the bottoms of the pans with a parchment round, butter the parchment paper, and then flour the pans.6. On medium-high speed, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Turn the mixer to high and add the eggs one at a time, mixing for about a minute after each addition. Scrape down the bowl and beat until well incorporated.7. In a separate small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and red food coloring to make a thick paste. Add to the batter and mix on medium speed until completely combined. You may need to stop the mixer to scrape the bottom of the bowl, making sure that all the batter gets color.8. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add half of the buttermilk. Add half of the flour and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl and repeat the process with the remaining buttermilk and flour. Beat on high until smooth.9. Again, reduce the mixer speed to low and add the salt, baking soda and vinegar. Turn to high and beat for another couple of minutes until completely combined and smooth.10. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a thin knife or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove cakes from the pans and place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.11. Make the Frosting: Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the butter and cream cheese on high speed for about 5 minutes, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar until all is incorporated. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Increase the speed to medium-high and whip for a few minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy, scraping the bowl as necessary.12. Assemble the Cheesecake: If needed, level the tops of the red velvet cake layers with a serrated knife or cake leveler so that the tops are level and not domed. Next, slice the cheesecake in half horizontally to create two layers. Place one layer of the red velvet cake on your serving plate. Spread a very thin layer of the cream cheese frosting over it (it creates a type of glue so that the layers stick together and don't slide around). Top that with one layer of the cheesecake, and again top with a very thin layer of frosting. Repeat, adding the second red velvet layer, and then placing the second cheesecake layer on top, with a layer of frosting between them. Using the remaining frosting, cover the cake in frosting and decorate as desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve, and refrigerate any leftovers.

 

Step by step:


1. Make the Cheesecake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and then tightly wrap the outside with heavy duty foil. (I find that double-wrapping helps prevent leaks in a water bath.) Put a pot of water (or a tea kettle) on to boil.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until completely smooth, about 3 minutes.

3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for a minute or so after each addition, and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

4. Add the heavy cream and vanilla extract, and beat until completely incorporated.

5. Pour the batter into the springform pan; place the springform pan into a larger pan, such as a roasting pan, and pour the boiling water into the larger pan until the water comes about halfway up the side of the springform pan.

6. Bake until the cheesecake edges are set but the middle still jiggles a bit, about 45 to 55 minutes. Turn the oven off, but leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door closed for 1 hour. At this point, remove the cheesecake from the water bath and place the springform pan on a cooling rack to cool to room temperature.

7. Place the cheesecake in the refrigerator until well-chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.

8. Make the Red Velvet Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans. Line the bottoms of the pans with a parchment round, butter the parchment paper, and then flour the pans.

9. On medium-high speed, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Turn the mixer to high and add the eggs one at a time, mixing for about a minute after each addition. Scrape down the bowl and beat until well incorporated.

10. In a separate small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and red food coloring to make a thick paste.

11. Add to the batter and mix on medium speed until completely combined. You may need to stop the mixer to scrape the bottom of the bowl, making sure that all the batter gets color.

12. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add half of the buttermilk.

13. Add half of the flour and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl and repeat the process with the remaining buttermilk and flour. Beat on high until smooth.

14. Again, reduce the mixer speed to low and add the salt, baking soda and vinegar. Turn to high and beat for another couple of minutes until completely combined and smooth.1

15. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a thin knife or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove cakes from the pans and place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.1

16. Make the Frosting: Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the butter and cream cheese on high speed for about 5 minutes, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar until all is incorporated.

17. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Increase the speed to medium-high and whip for a few minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy, scraping the bowl as necessary.1

18. Assemble the Cheesecake: If needed, level the tops of the red velvet cake layers with a serrated knife or cake leveler so that the tops are level and not domed. Next, slice the cheesecake in half horizontally to create two layers.

19. Place one layer of the red velvet cake on your serving plate.

20. Spread a very thin layer of the cream cheese frosting over it (it creates a type of glue so that the layers stick together and don't slide around). Top that with one layer of the cheesecake, and again top with a very thin layer of frosting. Repeat, adding the second red velvet layer, and then placing the second cheesecake layer on top, with a layer of frosting between them. Using the remaining frosting, cover the cake in frosting and decorate as desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve, and refrigerate any leftovers.


Nutrition Information:

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866k Calories
10g Protein
49g Total Fat
98g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
866k
43%

Fat
49g
76%

  Saturated Fat
28g
180%

Carbohydrates
98g
33%

  Sugar
77g
86%

Cholesterol
200mg
67%

Sodium
579mg
25%

Alcohol
0.75g
4%

Caffeine
4mg
1%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
20%

Vitamin A
1818IU
36%

Selenium
15µg
23%

Vitamin B2
0.36mg
21%

Phosphorus
178mg
18%

Folate
60µg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.22mg
15%

Calcium
126mg
13%

Manganese
0.25mg
13%

Iron
1mg
11%

Vitamin D
1µg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.9mg
9%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Vitamin B12
0.47µg
8%

Copper
0.14mg
7%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Magnesium
26mg
7%

Potassium
224mg
6%

Fiber
1g
5%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Vitamin B6
0.08mg
4%

covered percent of daily need
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