red velvet strawberry cheesecake

Strawberry Red Velvet Cheesecake

Calling all strawberry lovers – this extravagant cheesecake mousse cake creation is for you! I start this triple-layered beauty with a red velvet cheesecake on a chocolate crust, a strawberry mousse layer and strawberry whipped cream topping! This cake is loaded with cheesecake flavor and tons of fresh strawberries! It’s perfect any time of the year, but especially for Valentine’s day for that someone special in your life! Surprise someone special for their birthday, anniversary or even Mother’s Day! To make this cake even more special, try adding my ‘Triple Strawberry Macarons’ to the top! I have the recipe down below for you!

If you enjoy red velvet cake, you’ll love the rich and creamy smooth red velvet cheesecake layer. It’s chocolatey, delicious and everything a cheesecake should be! The strawberry mousse layer is equally delicious but lighter, fluffier and packed with fruity flavor. The final layer of strawberry whipped cream just brings all the layers together. It’s the lightest layer and it’s not too sweet, rounding out the richness of the other layers.

Watch my video recipe for step-by-step instructions!

The history of the original red velvet cake can be traced back to the 1920’s, when this cake was served in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. Housewives picked up the recipe and began serving it for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The color of the cake comes from cocoa powder and red food coloring, which lends this cake that deep rich red mahogany color. A cake that has been around for almost a hundred years deserves a special place in every baker’s kitchen. I’m proud of this beautiful version!


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Next, try my ‘Strawberry Tuxedo Cake’! It’s made with no-bake cheesecake, chocolate cake layers and tons of strawberry!

Make this cake extra special with my ‘Triple Strawberry Macarons’. Just add the to the top of the cake to make it look even fancier!

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