Red Velvet Cheese Cake


When we used to celebrate birthdays, my oldest daughter always requested Red Velvet Cake.  You may know it as Red Waldorf Cake.  I grew up having it every year on my dads birthday and it’s a delicious, moist cake.  However, when I found this gluten-free recipe, I had to try it and *WOW* is it delicious!

If you use your own chèvre instead of buying cream cheese, it is less expensive, but with the store bought it’s amazing too!

Ingredients:

 

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  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • three 8 oz pkgs of cream cheese, softened
  • 1  1/2 cups raw sugar
  •  4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 oz red food coloring (or make some with beet or pomegranate juice)
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • fresh mint sprigs

Stir together cookie/graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 1 tablespoon of sugar; press mixture into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

Beat three 8-oz packages of cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups raw sugar at medium-low speed with an electric mixer for 1 minutes.  Add eggs and next 6 ingredients, mixing on low speed just until fully combined.  Pour batter into prepared crust.

Bake at 325º for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 300º and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is firm.  Run knife along outer edge of cheesecake. Turn oven off.  Let cheesecake stand in oven for 30 minutes.  Remove cheesecake from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.  Cover and chill for 8 house.

Beat 3 oz cream cheese and 1/4 cup soft butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until smooth.  Spread evenly over the top of the cheesecake.  Remove sides of springform pan.  Garnish, if desired.

Consume.  Share if necessary.

I would love to hear your comments on this – especially if you make it!  =)

 

 

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