I think it's great recipie. Now mine did not turn out quite as sweet as some people are saying, but for us that's a good thing. The tartness of the cheesecake mixed with the slight sweet red velvet was awesome. I also very thinly iced mine, and took my crumbs from leveling and sprinkled the outside of the cake with them. Great recipie.
This is a family favorite. Everyone wants it for special occasions. Spend the time to read the recipe first. It's awesome.
I hate to say it, but I just wasn't overwhelmed by this at all. I really wanted to like it because hey - it sounds AMAZING. I followed the instructions exactly as written and each individual component tasted yummy, but when it was all put together, I found it just to be OK.<br/><br/>I think it was just too much....too many flavors, too big, too overwhelming, too over the top. Nobody in my family even went for leftovers later in the evening or the following day. <br/><br/>Thanks for sharing it - the writeup is very clear and detailed, but I won't be making this again.
This cake, while easily the best frickin' cake I have EVER made, takes a LOT longer to bake than specified. The cheesecake probably takes almost double the amount of time. Completely worth it though. Just a forewarning!