Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake

This Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake is a celebration of flavors and textures, combining the beloved classic taste of red velvet cake with the rich, creamy indulgence of vanilla cheesecake. Each layer is a testament to the art of baking, offering a moist, tender crumb that contrasts beautifully with the smooth, dense cheesecake. The entire creation is swathed in a silky cream cheese frosting, making every bite a luxurious experience. The vibrant red hue of the cake layers stands out, making this dessert not only a delight to the palate but also a feast for the eyes.

Perfect for any occasion, from Valentine’s Day to Christmas, or even as a show-stopping centerpiece for a birthday or anniversary, this cake promises to enchant and impress. Its elegant appearance, highlighted by the glossy red ganache drip and the optional sprinkle of white chocolate chips, adds a touch of sophistication. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice looking to make a statement, this Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake is a recipe that promises success and rave reviews from all who taste it.


Vanilla Cheesecake:

  • 24 oz (678g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (207g) sugar
  • 3 tbsp (24g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (230g) sour cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

Red Velvet Cake Layers:

  • 2 1/2 cups (325g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (414g) sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp (9g) natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 4 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 cup (240ml) hot water

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 16 oz (452g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (280g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 12 cups (1380g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Red Ganache:

  • 6 oz red Wilton candy melts
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream


  1. Cheesecake: Preheat oven to 300°F (148°C). Line a 9-inch cake pan with aluminum foil. Mix cream cheese, sugar, and flour until combined. Add sour cream, vanilla, then eggs one at a time. Pour into pan, bake in a water bath for 1 hour, then cool and chill.
  2. Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Mix dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients including food coloring. Divide batter between two 9-inch pans, bake for 23-26 minutes, then cool.
  3. Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter, add powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Assembly: Layer cake with cheesecake in the middle, frosting between layers. Frost outside, decorate with red ganache and optional sprinkles.

Prep Time: 2 hours | Cooking Time: 2 hours 26 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 26 minutes | Servings: 14-16 slices

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