Red Velvet Cake with a creamy layer of cheesecake! Decadent and perfect for any celebration!
We celebrated my son’s 19th birthday last week, and when I asked him what kind of a cake he wanted this year, he said “Red velvet with a layer of chocolate cake!” That’s completely doable, but I kind of hemmed and hawed, and tried to talk him out of the red velvet part.
No.4, red dye is not so good for us, besides that fact, do you know how totally messy it is to work with red food coloring?!
I always feel like I should prepare my work space as if I was going to paint the walls because one little speck of dye can ruin dishtowels, stain a counter top, and bleed into little crevasse that you never knew existed! I didn’t complain of all those things, I just told him how icky red dye is for you, and THEN somehow got side tracked into telling him that his dad and I shared a piece of red velvet cake at The Cheesecake Factory with his sister, and it was layered with…..yep, CHEESECAKE! What a double whammy decadent duo!!
There is something magical about red velvet cake, don’t you think? Adding cheesecake takes it to a whole other fabulous level! A celebratory special cake indeed!
This isn’t a hard cake to make, it just takes time. I baked both cakes one evening, and then put it together the next day after the cheesecake had time to get nice and firm.
Red Velvet Cake
This cake was adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, and Food.com
I was really pleased with the way this cake turned out! The cheesecake was creamy and luscious,complementing the red velvet perfectly. I added just a little coconut cream (Coco de Lopez) to the frosting. It was a very subtle addition of flavor that made this cake even more special.