This is a traditional red velvet cake sandwiched together with baked cheesecake in the middle and then frosted with cream cheese frosting. You will start by making the baked cheesecake layer, start by beating your cream cheese in a stand mixer until its a little bit light and loose. Once the cheesecake is smooth and there are no more lumps, add in sugar and salt the turn tye mixer back to medium speed.
Beat it and slowly start adding eggs one by one and once you are done adding the eggs, turn off the stand mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure there are no lumps of cream cheese hiding in there. Add in your cream cheese and vanilla extract then turn on the machine and beat on medium speed until the mixture thicken. Pour teh atter in a 9-inch springform pan and bake ina brim-Marie to help regulate the heat and make it cook a little bit gentle. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenght for 40 to 45 minutes and let it still be a little bit jiggly in the middle.
Red velvet is the perfect pairing this cheesecake because of cream cheese and red velvet goes so well together. In a large bowl, sift in the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder to help it rise and salt. In a separate jug, you will have the wet ingredients starting with nice thick buttermilk, add in vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract for great flavour and a good quality red food dye.
Mix the wet ingredients really well then add the wet ingredienst to teh dry ingredients and start to mix by a hand mixer. This batter needs a little bit of mixing so do not overmix the batter, once your batter is done, divide it into two 9 inch baking tins. Before baing the red velvet, remove the cheesecake from the oven and bake off the red velvet cake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until they become nice and firn at the top.
To make the cream cheese frosting, beat cream cheese in a mixer till there are no lumps then add room temparature butter, vanilla extract and icing sugar. Cream teh ingredients together and be careful not to overmix. Place the frosting in the fridge to cool and once the red velvet cake is ready, you will start to assemble the cake. Turn over your cake so the smooth side is up then lay the cheesecake directly on the red velvet layer.
If your cheesecake is overlapping, make sure you shave teh sides, this will make it much smoother for frosting. Add the other red velvet cake on top and start to frost teh cake with teh cream cheese frosting. Lay a thin layer of frosting around the cake and decorate the top of the cake with rosette using teh rest of the cream. Slice your red velvet cheesecake and enjoy.
- 1 lb ( 2x 8ounce packages/ 454g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2/3 cup (5oz/150g) granulated white sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup (5oz/150g) heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red velvet cake;
- 2 1/2 cups (12 1/2oz/ 375g) all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups (12oz/ 360g) white sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz/ 360g) vegetable oil, or any flavourless oil
- 1 cup (8 oz/ 240g) buttermilk
- 4 tablespoons red food colouring
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cream cheese frosting;
- 5 cups (1 lb 4 oz/ 575g) powdered sugar, sifted lightly to remove any lumps
- 1 lb (16 ounces/ 454g) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup (4oz/ 112g) butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Prepare the cheesecake layer: Preheat oven to 325oF (160oC). Place a large roasting pan on the lower third rack of the oven.
- Grease and line a 9-inch springform pan. Wrap a layer of foil around the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
- In a stand mixer or hand, mixer mix the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Mix in sugar and salt and blend for 2 minutes, scraping downsides of the bowl as needed.
- Add eggs, one at a time. Finally, mix in whipping cream and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Set the pan into the roasting pan in the preheated oven. Carefully pour an inch of hot water into the roasting pan to regulate the temperature.
- Bake the cheesecake for 45 minutes. It should be set to the touch. Remove the cheesecake from the water pan and let it cool on a wire rack for at least an hour.
- When it has cooled, place the cheesecake into the fridge and let the cheesecake go completely cold. The cheesecake can be made the day before.
- Prepare the cake layers: Preheat oven to 350oF (180oC). Grease and line two 9-inch round cake tins.
In a large bowl, sieve together flour, sugar, cinnamon, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate jug, whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk, food colouring and vanilla.
- Whisk into the flour mixture. You can do it by hand. Take care not to overmix the batter. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pans, dividing equally.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cakes cool in the tin then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
- Prepare the frosting: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed cream cheese, beat powdered sugar, butter and vanilla until it is smooth and creamy (do not overbeat). Chill until needed.
Assemble the cake;
- Place one cake layer smooth side facing you. Carefully lay on the cheesecake layer and peel off the parchment.
- Measure your cheesecake layer against the cake layers. If the cheesecake layer turns out to be slightly larger than your cake, gently shave off some of the cheesecake to get it to the same size as your cake layers.
- Place the 2nd cake layer on top of the cheesecake, smooth side facing you.
Frost the cake;
- Apply a crumb coat layer to the cake- use a long, thin spatula to cover the cake completely with a thin and even layer of frosting.
- Be sure to wipe off your spatula each time you are about to dip it back into the bowl to get more frosting.
- Don’t worry at this point about the crumbs being visible in the frosting on the cake. When your cake has a thin layer of frosting all over it, place it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to “set” the frosting.
- Once the first layer of frosting is set, apply the 2nd layer. Start by adding a large scoop of frosting onto the top of the cake.
- Use a long, thin spatula to spread the frosting evenly across the top and then spread it down the sides of the cake too.
- Decorate, as desired. then keep this cake refrigerated.