New York-Style Red Velvet Cheesecake

New York-Style Red Velvet Cheesecake
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Try this updated version of a traditional cheesecake recipe.
30 min
Prep Time
10:15
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Crust

1 (9-ounce) box (2 cups)
chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 cup
sugar

Filling

1 3/4 cups
milk chocolate chips
3 (8-ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
2 teaspoons
red food color
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/2 cup
sour cream
2 teaspoons
vanilla

Topping

1 1/2 cups
sour cream
2 tablespoons
sugar
1 teaspoon
vanilla
Chocolate curls, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Wrap bottom of 9- or 10-inch springform pan with 2 pieces of aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan. Bake 8-12 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until melted. Cool 15 minutes.
  4. Combine cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, and red food color in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, 2-3 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add melted chocolate, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat at low speed 1-2 minutes or until well mixed.
  5. Pour cheesecake mixture into baked crust. Bake 80-95 minutes or until just set 2 inches from edge of pan.
  6. Combine 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Spread evenly over hot, partially baked cheesecake. Continue baking 5 minutes. Let stand uncovered 30 minutes or until cooled. Loosen sides of cheesecake by running knife around inside of pan. (Do not remove side of pan.) Loosely cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Remove side of pan. Garnish cheesecake with chocolate curls, if desired. Store refrigerated.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
470
Cholesterol
120mg
Carbohydrates
39g
Protein
7g
Fat
32g
Sodium
300mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is the best red velvet cheesecake recipe I have ever tried. The cake came out great. I baked it for the first time for my family on thanksgiving and they loved it. Gonna make it again for me and my daughter and fiancee' for New Year eve today...we can come into the new year with some great yummies!!!

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