Tuesdays With Dorie: Red Velvet Cheesecake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Anne Strawberry. You can view the entire recipe on Anne’s site or buy purchasing the book, Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

Dorie includes an extensive area for playing around with this cheesecake, so I decided to do some playing around of my own and combined Dorie’s recipe and this intriguing Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe from RecipeGirl.com to make a beautiful Red Velvet Cheesecake for our Christmas Eve celebration.

The first step was to crush Oreo cookies in the food processor and combine with melted butter to make the chocolate crumb crust! Yum!

Then I pulled out my trusty mixer and made the cheesecake batter. And included 2 full bottles of red food coloring to give it that gorgeous red hue. (Still looks a little pink doesn’t it? I was out of food coloring and I wasn’t going to go buy more…)
I poured the batter on top of my chocolate crumb crust and prepared to put my springform pan into a water bath to bake.
After the cheesecake was baked I let it setup overnight in the fridge. When I finally released the sides of the pan it looked amazing.
I added a cream cheese frosting — which you might think would be too much for a cheesecake, but was really amazing! And then cut a few branches off of one of our holly bushes outside to give the cheesecake a festive holiday look.

This cheesecake was very good and something that I would definitely consider making again for a special occasion. I think it would be a pretty cheesecake for Valentine’s Day with heart shaped candies sprinkled on top.

And if you can’t tell from the picture, Bo was also a big fan!

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14 thoughts on “Tuesdays With Dorie: Red Velvet Cheesecake

  1. That looks so delicious. If you want a real RED red you can try gel or powdered food colouring it comes up much brighter. That looks really nice though.

  2. Beryl,

    Yes, it did taste red velvety. Maybe even better than traditional red velvet cake because it was moist and the cream cheese gave it a very velvety texture!


  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! I know it’s over used… but I can’t help it, if I were to make this cake again which I will because I thought it was one of the best… without a doubt, I’m making it just like yours! It’s simply too beautiful! WOW! Amazing, Jamie!

  4. Super festive. I hadn’t seen a Red Velvet version of cheesecake until earlier this month on Peabody’s blog. Maybe for Valentines’s Day now?

  5. After seeing Red Velvet Cheesecake on so many blogs lately, I really want to try it. The color of yours is beautiful!

  6. Bo just looks too adorable, and red velvet cheesecake sounds fantastic. Beautiful job!

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