FOOD

Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake

Unleash your inner vampire with creepy, yet delicious, holiday cheesecake.

FOOD

Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake

Unleash your inner vampire with creepy, yet delicious, holiday cheesecake.

Ingredients

Cheesecake Crust

  • 22 Oreos
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Red Velvet Cheesecake Filling

  • 3 (8 ounces) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces red food coloring

Strawberry Blood

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Steps

Cheesecake Crust

  1. In a food processor, pulse Oreos and melted butter together.
  2. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Filling

  1. Using a mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar at medium-low speed for 1 minute.
  2. Add eggs and beat until combined.
  3. Add cocoa powder, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared crust.
  5. Bake at 325°F for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 300°F and bake for 1 hour, or until center is firm.
  6. Run knife along outer edge of cheesecake.
  7. Turn oven off.
  8. Let cheesecake stand in oven for 30 minutes, then remove cheesecake from oven.
  9. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  10. Cover and chill overnight.

Strawberry Blood

  1. In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally until sugar dissolves. Continue to boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce thickens, 8-10 minutes.
  3. Pour strawberry blood into a measuring cup through a fine mesh strainer.
  4. When ready to serve cheesecake, pour warmed strawberry blood over and top with whipped cream.