Happy Valentine’s Day!
I thought it would be perfect to make mini heart shaped red velvet cheesecakes for V-day and I’ve been dying to make them ever since I tried it for the first time at Magnolia’s Bakery in NYC. I had to make up my own recipe because I couldn’t really find any red velvet cheesecake recipes. I guess they aren’t that popular yet.
I was scared that this project would become a complete fail for several reasons: 1) I’ve only made one other cheesecake before and that time I had an actual recipe to follow 2) I couldn’t find instructions on baking times for mini cheesecakes, so I had to guesstimate and 3) did I mention that I’ve never done this before?!? Experimenting makes me feel really out of my comfort zone haha.
Anyway, after all my worrying and stressing and peeking into the oven every 5 minutes, the cheesecakes came out a beautiful shade of red and there were no cracks at all. Success! The final test was the taste test and it was…GREAT! It really reminded me of Magnolia’s version (maybe even better? haha) and I’m so excited that I don’t have to fly 3,000 miles to get some now. I topped it with some whipped cream and it complemented the cheesecake perfectly. Make sure to make these for your sweetheart because there’s nothing that says I love you more than a Red Velvet Cheesecake <3
Red Velvet Cheesecake
(makes 3 mini cheesecakes or double recipe to make a full 9 inch cheesecake)
- 1 cup crushed oreos
- 1/2 Tbsp white sugar
- 1/8 cup butter, melted
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (room temp.)
- 3/4 cups white sugar
- 3/8 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Red food coloring powder (use less or more until you get the color you desire)
Mix until just incorporated.
filling into the prepared crust.
some water into the baking sheet to creat a water bath for the cheesecakes. Bake for 27 min and then turn off the
oven and leave the cheesecakes in there for another 30 min. Chill in the refridgerator for a few hours until serving.