red velvet cheesecake recipe

The Best Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe (video)

Calling all chocolate cheesecake lovers – this is one for the books! This swirled red velvet cheesecake with a rich, brownie base, whipped cream topping and chocolate strawberries is delicious to the last bite! It’s velvety, creamy, rich and chocolate-y and packed with incredible flavor. The whipped cream and strawberries on top don’t hurt either! It’s the ultimate red velvet cheesecake recipe!

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How to Make Red Velvet Cheesecake

I start this red velvet cheesecake recipe with a rich and fudgy brownie base instead of a classic graham cracker crust. The brownie adds intense chocolate flavor to the cake and I love the texture! Next, it’s the simple red velvet cheesecake layer. I use a classic cheesecake recipe and add just a touch of cocoa powder and red food coloring. To make the swirled top, I reserve about 1/2 cup of the plain batter, then add dollops on top and swirl it in using a knife.

Baking the Cheesecake

For baking the cheesecake, I use a water bath to keep the top level and to prevent cracking. Just make sure to double wrap the bottom of your springform pan with foil to prevent any water from getting into your cake. After baking, I let the cheesecake set in the refrigerator overnight, then add some simple whipped cream and chocolate covered strawberries to the top!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This red velvet brownie cheesecake is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year for a special occasion! I love adding the chocolate covered strawberries – it really elevates this cheesecake to a whole new level! You can learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries with my step-by-step tutorial! Just bear with me, it’s one of the first video I ever posted!

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This aluminum spring form pan is perfect for cheesecakes!
Use this decorating cake tip to add the whipped cream on top! Love this tip for decorating cakes!
I love using these Ghirardelli chocolate melts for the chocolate strawberries!

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