desserts

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Two popular desserts in one, this homemade red velvet cheesecake is rich, creamy and and oh-so-impressive – think Valentine’s Day, special occasions and date night in!

 

10 min
PREP TIME
40 min
COOK TIME
410
CALORIES
7
INGREDIENTS
8
Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pkgs (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz (60 g) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Red Food Colouring
  • 1 (168 g) prepared chocolate crumb crust

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  • 2 Measure 1 cup (250 mL) batter into medium bowl. Stir in melted chocolate and food colour. Pour into crust. Top with remaining (plain) cheesecake batter.
  • 3 Bake 40 minutes or until centre is almost set. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • 4 Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  • 5 Chef’s Tip: Drizzle cheesecake with chocolate or hot fudge dessert topping just before serving.

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