Thursday, February 4, 2010

Creamy red velvety cheesecake - Recipe

Hmmm! Cheesecake, still not may fave but I do eat them, sometimes. I made this one 'coz I've never heard of it and I wanted to try something new and our friends were coming over for dinner and one of them lovessss cheesecake. Hubby loves cheesecake too and I had to hide it from him the night before or he might have taken a slice or as he would call it a sliver, LOL!

Here are some of the stuff you need. Don't see the sour cream? you don't need it on this recipe, which is nice since I don't keep it in my fridge much.

Then we crush the chocolate oreo cookie cream included. Then you press it into a pie pan. I used a tin pie pan for this so no clean up involved when all the cheesecake is gone.
This is where the beating begin, I mean mixing, beating the eggs, Uhm... you know what I mean.

Mix, mix, mix. Just mix like you've never mixed before. I'm just kidding, just look at the recipe on the bottom of this page in a bit.

The red batter goes in first, smooth it out. Then add the white batter in and smooth it out as well.
Then you bake, you wait, do something else like laundry, read a book, do your nails, etc... Just do something else and don't bother cheesecake while it's baking. Whatever you do, DO NOT open the oven door or your cheesecake will crack. Have you ever heard of such thing??? I don't believe it one bit, about this opening the oven door stuff. I never ones opened my door and look what happened to my cheesecake :-(
See, it cracked up and I wasn't even telling a joke, LOL! It really didn't matter 'coz it was a hit. Everyone including my kids loved it and our friends loved it as well. Our friend Mullet Man had a quarter piece of the pie and he wanted more.
Yes, I had a piece too. Not as big as Mullet Man's piece but it was just as good. I had a smaller piece.

If you want to try how good this Red velvety cheesecake is, here's the recipe.

  • 1 1/4 cup crushed Oreo cookies, with the filling
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces Baker's chocolate, melted
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring, is using liquid / 1 tsp. if using the paste kind
  • Crush oreo cookies, you can use your food processor or just place it in the ziploc bag and crush it. Add melted butter and mix until moistened. Press into the pie pan. Place in the fridge while making the batter.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 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 just until blended.
  • Measure 1 cup batter into medium bowl. Stir in melted chocolate and food color. Pour into crust. Top with remaining (plain) cheesecake batter.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  • For garnish I used the Smucker's toppings, Hot fudge and strawberry.
Go on now, make it if you'd like and make sure you come back and let me know if you liked it.



  1. Agoy pagkalami naman lang jud.. I will try this sometime pretty lady C on my next grocery shopping so I can buy the ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ganda, I like this kind coz it's not too sweet. Plus you don't need that much ingredients.
    Have fun making it and let me know if you like the taste. Take pictures too :-)
    Thanks Ganda :-)

  3. hay galaway na pod ko, the "not too sweet" part convinced me to really make this hahaha.

  4. Hahhaha, sorry Kate :-) I tend to do that to everyone. LOL!

    It only had the 1/2 cup sugar and I think the chocolate with the bittersweet taste so it's perfect for me. I really don't have a sweet tooth, I'm more like the salty chip and peanuts kinda gal. So this was perfect for me :-)

  5. Great sense of humor there, Claire. This looks good! I like red velvet, and cheesecake... now if I could just figure out how to bake. =P

  6. Hey Kevin,
    Thank you, I try. It's super easy, if you can follow the direction you will be able to make it.

  7. i reli luvvv cheesecake. and hubby too. :) for some reason, im craving for some cheesecake lately. had ordered cheesecake every meal when we eat out so hubby suggested why dont we just make our own. so i thought about asking u coz i know u heart baking so much, hehe. thanks claire for this recipe. ill definitely try this. i dont like very sweet stuff too so i think ill love this one u got. ill let u know how it will turn out.

  8. Jenn,
    I'm pretty sure you will like it :-) I sure did and it wasn't that sweet. I also love the fact that it didn't call for sour cream, one thing I don't keep in the fridge. LOL!
    Yes, I definitely would want to know what you think.


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