Red velvet cake is the perfect Christmas dessert. We made it even crazier by putting a thick layer of plain cheesecake between two layers of cake.
There's something magical about soft cake and creamy cheesecake together, and our Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe brings that magic to your table. This tasty treat isn't just for special events; it makes any day feel more elegant. This recipe will make a tasty treat that everyone will want more of, no matter how experienced you are as a baker or how new you are to cooking.
What is a red velvet cheesecake cake?!
It is just what it sounds like a mix of cheesecake and red velvet cake. The layers are put together in the middle and frosted all over with cream cheese frosting to make an amazing cake that will blow everyone away.
1 can (18.25 ounces) red velvet cake mix
1 ¼ water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened, divided
(2 cup) white sugar
1 egg white
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
Let's get our tools together before we start this cooking journey. An electric mixer, mixing bowls, and cooking spray are what you'll need for baking. The baking dish should be 9 by 13 inches. For accuracy, make sure you have measured spoons and cups. Everything you need for the trip is ready to go.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spraying 9 * 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Mix cake mixture, water, oil, and 3 eggs in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread half of the dough evenly on the bottom of the prepared mold.
Beat together 1 1/2 packets of cream cheese, white sugar, and egg white in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Place spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture in cake dough in a pan. Pour the remaining batter over the top, spreading evenly to completely cover the cream cheese mixture.
Bake in a preheated oven until the top is firm and no longer shines about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool completely, for at least 40 minutes.
Combine the remaining cream cheese and butter in the bowl. Add icing sugar; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract until smooth. Add milk; stir until smooth. Spread frosting on the cooled cake.
Variations and Swaps
Even though our original Red Velvet Cheesecake is great by itself, don't be afraid to try other flavors. For a unique touch, try using different cake mixes, adding chocolate chips or lemon zest, or mixing in different kinds of nuts. This recipe is great because you can change it to fit your tastes.
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Red Velvet Cheesecake NOTES :
Are you curious about leftovers? Keep your Red Velvet Cheesecake cool by putting it in the fridge. It's good for a few days, but with how appealing it is, it probably won't last that long.
You can enjoy your Red Velvet Cheesecake with a cup of hot cocoa or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The difference in temps and tastes makes the whole experience better.
Notes on Presentation
You could add fresh fruit, powdered sugar, or chocolate sauce to the top of your cheesecake to make it look really impressive. The way this sweet treat is presented makes it even more enjoyable to taste and smell.
Not enough time? Choose a red velvet cake mix that has already been made or cream cheese frosting that you can buy at the store. Even though our homemade version tastes better, these steps make sure that you can get dessert quickly and easily.
If you want to cut back on sugar, you could use sugar alternatives or make the cake and frosting with less sugar. Also, pick low-fat cream cheese if you want something lighter that still tastes good.
Questions you may ask
Can I use a different cake mix for this recipe? Of course! Try using your favorite cake mix to make it more unique.
How long does the cheesecake stay fresh in the refrigerator? In a few days, it's at its best, but it probably won't last that long!
Can I freeze the Red Velvet Cheesecake? It is technically possible, but the appearance might change. New is best!