The oooh's and ahhhh's that you'll hear when you set this gorgeous cake on the table make all the extra effort worth it. Once you taste it, you'll be hooked. Red velvet cake with a smooth creamy cheesecake layer tucked in the center?!? YUM! It's such a special dessert. There are multiple steps here because basically, you'll be making a cake AND a cheesecake. Set aside a good part of the day if you plan to make this entire recipe in one day. I usually make the cheesecake layer at least a day ahead and freeze it. The cheesecake layer and the entire, finished cake freeze very well and thaw rather quickly, too. Cooling times are not included in the prep times. This is supposed to be a copycat recipe for the cheesecake factory's cake. I've tried several of these so called copy-cat recipes and my recipe is by far the best. The recipe is adapted from several recipes I've made over the years that needed a little tweeking because they just weren't up top snuff as they were. Enjoy!