Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake is one of the most decadent things on their menu. Now you can make it at home!
When it comes to fun festive desserts, red velvet ranks pretty high on my list. There’s just something that feels so special about a beautiful red, cocoa-laced cake. My girls love when I make them red velvet cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese icing. I’ve been known to top them off with these really cute homemade chocolate hearts that look fancy but are beyond easy to make. Shh ... that will be our little secret.
So imagine their glee when recently we had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and what graced the menu but a red velvet cake. This was not your average, run of the mill red velvet cake though. Oh no! Are you familiar with this amazing cake? If not, you are in for a very special treat.
The incredible original has two moist layers of red velvet cake that sandwich a layer of cheesecake and another layer of cheesecake rests on top. Crazy, I know! What’s not to love about a cheesecake INSIDE a cake? You can hardly contain yourself, right? Me either! After the girls and I shared a piece of that red velvet cheesecake insanity I knew I had to give this a try at home.
The resulting cake is a pretty tasty and darn close match to the cheesecake factory red velvet cheesecake cake. Smooth, creamy vanilla bean cheesecake gets very friendly with light, tender layers of chocolate cake and as is customary, this beautiful cake’s finishing touch is fluffy cream cheese frosting.
I chose to make only one layer of cheesecake for my version because I thought that was the perfect ratio of cake to cheesecake for us but to keep things authentic, simply double the cheesecake in my recipe and place the second layer on top then frost away.
Make this cake extra special with the addition of chocolate curls, a dusting of cocoa powder or even red velvet crumbs for a splash of color outside that clues the diner in on the decadent treat they’re about to devour.
This cake has a few steps but each one is well worth it. This cake is sure to impress dinner guests or just a couple of little girls who love red velvet cupcakes. And red velvet cookies.. oh, and don't forget the red velvet cheesecake brownies too!