Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake is perfect for Valentine’s Day or for Christmas. It is loaded with flavor and easy to make.

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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe:

This Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake is perfect for all your special occasions or for the holidays. The cheesecake and red velvet cake layers makes this cake so beautiful and always a family favorite.

Going to Cheesecake Factory is always a special occasion dinner and we always have to get a slice of their cheesecake. The red velvet cheesecake is one of my favorites. Now I can easily make it at home starting with a cake mix.

If you love cheesecake and red velvet cake then this copycat recipe is a must.

Red Velvet Cheesecake on a cake stand

What is Red Velvet Cheesecake?

You are going to love this Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. The copycat recipe starts with a red velvet cake mix which saves you so much time. Then the cheesecake layer is made from scratch with simple ingredients.

Then we love making the cream cheese frosting from scratch to begin layering the cakes. The red velvet cake and cheesecake is topped on a cake stand with a thin layer of frosting.

Once the cake is cut you will be amazed of the beautiful stacks of cakes for a delicious dessert.

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Ingredients

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix (15 oz)
  • Ingredients to prepare the cake based on the package instructions.

Cheesecake Layer:

  • Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Large Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
  • Powdered Sugar, sifted
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Vanilla Extract

For Garnish:

  • White Chocolate

How to Make Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake:

For the Red Velvet Cake:

  • Step 1 – Prepare Cake Mix – Prepare the red velvet cake based on the package instructions.
  • Step 2 – Bake Cakes – Bake them in 2 9” cake pans based on the instructions in a preheated oven. Bake until the cakes are just starting to pull away from the pans.
  • Step 3 – Cool Cakes – Allow the cake to cool in the pans for 10-15 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Baked red velvet cake
  • Step 4 – Prepare Cheesecake Pan – Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Then spray the sides of the pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Step 5 – Beat Cream Cheese – Beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy with a hand electric mixer. 
  • Step 6 – Mix in cream and vanilla – Add in the heavy whipping cream and the tablespoons vanilla extract.
Beating the cream cheese, vanilla and cream together
  • Step 7 – Add in Eggs – Reduce the speed on the mixer to low. Then slowly add in the eggs one at a time until they are all combined.
  • Step 8 – Mix in sugar & cornstarch – Keep the mixer on low and then slowly add in the sugar and cornstarch. 
  • Step 9 – Increase Speed – Increase the speed on the mixer and mix for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
Mixing the cheesecake ingredients
  • Step 10 – Pour into Pan – Pour the cheesecake batter into the springform pan. 
  • Step 11 – Bake – Bake at 325 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  • Step 12 – Let Cheesecake Sit – Then turn the oven off. Do not open the door and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Step 13 – Cool Cheesecake – Allow the cheesecake to cool on a wire rack. Then place the cheesecake in the freezer for 1 hour.

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Step 1 – Beat Cream Cheese – In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. It is best with a hand held or stand up mixer.
  • Step 2 – Mix in Butter – Mix in the butter until smooth.
Mixing the cream cheese frosting
  • Step 3 – Add in Powdered Sugar – Slowly add in the powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) until well combined.
  • Step 4 – Stir in Vanilla – Then stir in the teaspoons vanilla extract.

How To Assemble the Cake:

  • Step 1 – Level Red Velvet Cakes – Make the red velvet cakes levels. By cutting off the round top portions of the cake.
  • Step 2 – Top Red Velvet Cake with frosting – Place one of the red velvet cakes on a plate or cake stand. Top this cake with the cream cheese frosting.
Cutting the top off the cake and adding the frosting
  • Step 3 – Add Cheesecake – Remove the ring from the springform pan. Flip the cheesecake upside down onto the frosted layer of the red velvet cake.  Then remove the bottom of the springform pan and the parchment paper.
  • Step 4 – Frost Cheesecake – Top the cheesecake with cream cheese frosting.
  • Step 5 – Add more frosting – Then place the other red velvet cake on top. Then evenly spread the remaining frosting on the tops and on the sides of the cake.
  • Step 6 – Add White Chocolate – Shave the white chocolate and place the white chocolate shavings onto the sides of the cake. 
Layering the red velvet cake and cheesecake on the stand
  • Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – Cover the cake and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Red Velvet Cheesecake slice on a plate

Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe Tips:

  • Baking Red Velvet Cake – We recommend baking the cakes in a round cake pan.
  • Mixing Ingredients – Makes sure you scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure everything gets mixed together. We recommend using a hand held mixer or a stand mixer.
  • Cool Cakes – For best results, make sure to cool cakes before frosting. You can cool for 2 hours or overnight. This is the best cake to make ahead of time.
  • Red Velvet Cake – We did not add anything to the cake mix, but for a creamier texture, add in sour cream. There is no need to add in cocoa powder or flour. Or a teaspoon salt or red food coloring when using a red velvet cake mix. When making this recipe there is no need to add in a cup of buttermilk.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients – Before planning on making this cake. We like to set out the ingredients to bring them to room temperature. The ingredients mix better when they are at room temperature.
Red Velvet Cheesecake slice on a plate

The Best Frosting for Red Velvet Cheesecake Factory Recipe?

We think the best frosting for this red velvet cheesecake is a cream cheese frosting. It is made with simple ingredients and it taste better made from scratch.

Red Velvet Cheesecake on a plate

Can you Freeze Red Velvet Cheesecake Cheesecake Factory Recipe?

Yes, this cake can be prepared ahead of time and placed in the freezer. Make sure to cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and it will stay fresh for up to a month.

Red Velvet Cheesecake on a cake stand

How to Store:

This cake is best stored in the refrigerator. We recommend covering with plastic wrap or a cake dome to keep the cheesecake fresh. Storing properly ensures that the cheesecake stays fresh and it will last about 5 days.

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Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake is perfect for Valentine's Day or for Christmas. It is loaded with flavor and easy to make.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Freeze 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 936

Ingredients

  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix 15 oz
  • Ingredients to prepare the cake based on the package instructions.

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • For Garnish:
  • White Chocolate

Instructions

For the Red Velvet Cake:

  • Prepare the red velvet cake based on the package instructions.
  • Bake them in 2 9” cake pans based on the instructions until the cakes are just starting to pull away from the pans.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pans for 10-15 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Cheesecake:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and spray the sides of the pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy with a hand mixer.
  • Add in the heavy whipping cream and the vanilla extract.
  • Reduce the speed on the mixer to low and then slowly add in the eggs one at a time until they are all combined.
  • Keep the mixer on low and then slowly add in the sugar and cornstarch.
  • Increase the speed on the mixer and mix for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  • Pour the cheesecake batter into the springform pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  • Then turn the oven off, do not open the door and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool on a wire rack and then place the cheesecake in the freezer for 1 hour.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth with a hand held or stand up mixer.
  • Mix in the butter until smooth.
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) until well combined.
  • Then stir in the vanilla extract.

To Assemble the Cake:

  • Make the red velvet cakes levels by cutting off the round top portions of the cake.
  • Place one of the red velvet cakes on a plate or cake stand. Top this cake with the cream cheese frosting.
  • Remove the ring from the springform pan and flip the cheesecake upside down onto the frosted layer of the red velvet cake.  Then remove the bottom of the springform pan and the parchment paper.
  • Top the cheesecake with cream cheese frosting.
  • Then place the other red velvet cake on top and evenly spread the remaining frosting on the tops and on the sides of the cake.
  • Shave the white chocolate and place the white chocolate shavings onto the sides of the cake. 
  • Cover the cake and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 936kcal, Carbohydrates 109g, Protein 8g, Fat 55g, Saturated Fat 28g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 17g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 164mg, Sodium 555mg, Potassium 247mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 92g, Vitamin A 1621IU, Vitamin C 0.03mg, Calcium 142mg, Iron 2mg

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