Red Velvet Cheesecake


When The Cheesecake Factory came out with their Red Velvet Cheesecake a few years ago, I knew that I had to try it! This recipe is combination of a Red Waldorf Cake recipe and a Cheesecake recipe (both from my Better Homes and Garden Cookbook). The result was delicious! One thing that I really like is that it has the two layers of cheesecake and two layers red velvet cake, just like The Cheesecake Factory. Everything in this recipe is from scratch, which requires a little extra work, but it is absolutely worth it!

Cake Layer:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

1. Stir together cocoa powder, food coloring, and water. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl beat butter on high for 30 seconds. Add vanilla, sugar, and salt. Beat until well combined. Add egg, beating on medium speed until combined. Beat in cocoa mixture. Alternately add flour and sour milk. Stir together baking soda and vinegar. Add to batter, mixing until combined. Pour batter into two, greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Cheesecake Layer

  • 3 8-oz packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 slightly beaten eggs

1. In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla until combined. Beat in milk until smooth. Stir in eggs.

2. Divide filling evenly between the two 9- inch cake pans with the baked red velvet cake. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack until cake is completely cooled. When cake is cooled carefully remove from pans and stack on cake plate. Frost with desired frosting. (I use butter-cream frosting for cake decorating.)


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3 Responses to “Red Velvet Cheesecake”

  1. AE Says:

    This cake is also my birthday cake every year!

  2. Emily Says:

    Hey I’m one of Adam’s co-workers… I made it up this past weekend n it was a big hit for grams birthday. Thanks for posting. I’ll have to check back and see what other recipes I can steal… I love to cook!

  3. Adam B. Embry Says:

    It was so good for my birthday this year! I love you!

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