By Cheri Lee on January 04, 2005
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"This recipe is from Sothern Living Magazine and was submitted by a reader from Columbia, So. Carolina. Those Carolinians know their red velvet cake! This is incredible!"
Serving Size: 1 (253 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I, too, took this to work today for a Christmas party potluck. Although there were quite a few leftover desserts, this one did not last! I think this is a delicious cheesecake. Because of its intense color, I would serve it for Christmas, New Year's, or Valentine's Day. [Original review 12/18/07 under chef KCShell.]"
"This recipe is fantastic!
Ive never ever baked in my life and i decided to go for it! The cheesecake came out great! no cracks! good texture and so yummy. My family loved it.
I didnt follow the recipe exactly to the letter. i replaced graham crackers with digestive, and used one bottle of food coloring and i got a very rich, deep red yummy cheesecake. i'm defo going to make it again. Thank u."
"I love Christmas in July!"
"We loved it! Good flavor, good texture.
I used paste food coloring until the batter was pretty intensely red, but I don't think I got anywhere near the two bottles (!) stated. I'm not a huge fan of food coloring, so I didn't tint about a third of the batter and used that to make a swirl pattern. I omitted the topping and just used some plain, lightly sweetened whipped cream to dress it up (see photo).
My husband is gluten intolerant so I subbed crushed Glutino gluten-free "oreos" for the chocolate graham crumbs."
"Fabulous!!!! I made this for Christmas dinner, and it was a huge hit. I couldn't find chocolate graham crackers so I improvised and used what I had on hand which was Oreo cookies(I had made another cheesecake for Christmas Eve Dinner at a family members!). I also had to cook this for about half hour longer, but in my oven I have to cook longer with anything. This cheesecake is very rich and creamy. A great way to end a wonderful dinner. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe!"
"I baked this for a family gathering. The cake was gobbled up in less than 10 minutes! Everyone loved it, but some complained that there was too much coloring. I'm a huge fan of red velvet and usually just bake red velvet cupcakes. I must say I love this recipe more! I love the cheesy + cocoay taste it gives. Would love to bake this again! Heck, one's baking now in the oven!"
"This was fantastic!"
"5 star taste- 4 star presentation. We are Red velvet cake lovers and include it every holiday. Tried this cheesecake to blend the best of both worlds at the last family get together. Taste- awesome. Texture-mush. I will play w/ the recipe next time. There will be a next time. Thanks!"
"This was a huge hit at our family Christmas dinner. It was just sweet enough and very creamy. I baked it for an extra half hour as it wasn't set enough for the time suggested. I will make this again. Yummo!"
"This was a very good cheesecake. everyone loved the deep rich color. I thought my batter was way too liquidy and it seemed like it was too moist for a cheesecake. All in all it was a hit. I gave it 4 stars becuase it didnt taste like what I thought it would. Good recipe though."
"Made 3 cheesecakes for a fancy 5 course meal to serve 25. I garnised the slices with chocolate swirls, mint leaves and a strawberry dipped in chocolate. This is the first cheesecake I have ever made(I am a cake baker) and I was very pleased with the results. Everyone raved about it. I baked according to the directions(took about 5-8 minutes longer than time specified), but I let it cool completely on a wire rack before chilling. Two of the cakes did crack, but that weasn't a problem because of the topping. I will definetly make this cake again and again. It was great."
"To die for!!! This is absolutely delish!!!"
"A yummy, rich, lovely cheesecake! Shared some with our business partner, and he has called to see if there is any left that he can have! Even my non-sweet eating DH said it was good. I really like this twist on the red velvet cake. Thank you!"
"This cheesecake was wonderful. I took it to work and everyone loved it. The texture is very creamy and the sweetness was just right.It is a beautiful cake. I did not find it too difficult to make. I wrapped the pan with aluminum foil and put it in a water bath."
"I made this recipe when it was #107604, which was made with plain graham crackers, not chocolate. It also only used 2 ONE ounce bottles of red food coloring, not 2 two ounce bottles. The orginal recipe is the one I took my photo of. Fortunately, I still had that recipe (which I tried to find today) and will continue to make. The original recipe was very good, but I did use a water bath so it wouldn't crack. I can't give this recipe any stars, as it was different than the recipe this one replaced."
"Wow! I am all for desserts that look as good as they taste. Will make again soon. You could also make this for fourth of july or valentine's day."
"I made this for a Christmas party at my in-laws. It was decadent and made a beautiful presentation. Everyone loved it!"
"I made this for Christmas, and it was absolutely divine! Everybody loved it! It tastes just like a red velvet cake in cheesecake form. One note: this is pretty sweet, maybe too sweet for some people (but not me or anyone else in MY family). Also, mine cracked badly, but I was able to kind of smoosh it closed after it cooled, and then you couldn't tell at all after the topping was put on. This went into my keeper file; I think my family will be insisting on having this every Christmas from now on!"