Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe


Indulge in the ultimate dessert fusion with our Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe. This decadent treat combines the rich, velvety texture of red velvet cake with the creamy goodness of cheesecake, resulting in a heavenly delight that’s sure to impress any crowd.


  • 1 can (18.25 ounces) red velvet cake mix (like Duncan Hines®)
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the red velvet cake mix, water, oil, and 3 eggs with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Spread half of the batter evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together 1 1/2 packages of cream cheese, white sugar, and egg white until smooth.
  5. Spoon dollops of the cream cheese mixture onto the cake batter in the pan.
  6. Pour the remaining cake batter over the cream cheese mixture, spreading it evenly to cover.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is firm and no longer glossy, about 40 minutes.
  8. Let the cake cool completely, for at least 40 minutes.
  9. In another bowl, combine the remaining cream cheese and softened butter. Add icing sugar and stir until smooth. Mix in vanilla extract and milk until smooth.
  10. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.
  11. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Calories: 380 kcal per serving
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Category: Cake
  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg


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Elevate your dessert game with this indulgent Red Velvet Cheesecake. With layers of moist red velvet cake and creamy cheesecake, it’s a show-stopping treat that will have everyone asking for seconds!


  1. Can I use a homemade red velvet cake recipe instead of a cake mix?
    • Yes, you can use a homemade red velvet cake recipe if preferred. Just ensure it’s a similar size to the cake mix specified in the recipe.
  2. Can I use reduced-fat cream cheese for the frosting?
    • Yes, you can use reduced-fat cream cheese for a lighter frosting option, although it may affect the texture slightly.
  3. How should I store leftover cheesecake?
    • Leftover cheesecake should be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  4. Can I freeze this cheesecake?
    • Yes, you can freeze this cheesecake. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing, and thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  5. Can I omit the frosting and serve the cheesecake plain?
    • Yes, you can serve the cheesecake plain if desired, or top it with a dusting of powdered sugar for a simple finish.

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