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Daily Chocolate Fix. . .(Red Velvet Cheesecake)

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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From the Southern Living site:

http://search.southernliving.com/sl-results.html?No=60&sid=13C90E986BE1&Ntt=chocolate+recipes&Ntk=main&N=26&Nty=1

 

RED VELVET CHEESECAKE

1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup whole buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

2 (1-ounce) bottles red food coloring

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

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

Beat 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar at medium-low speed with an electric mixer 1 minute. Add eggs and next 6 ingredients, mixing on low speed just until fully combined. Pour batter into prepared crust.

Bake at 325° for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 300°, 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 30 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Cover and chill 8 hours.

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

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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amy7243
by Amy on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM

 Mmm!!!

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Yum!!

warmcoffee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:42 PM

VanBurren
by Beth on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:56 PM

 

Quoting warmcoffee:

 rolling on floor

snuggiewoogie
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM

 I just never have been a Red Velvet fan! I can't get into it! lol....

VanBurren
by Beth on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:16 PM

 

Quoting snuggiewoogie:

 I just never have been a Red Velvet fan! I can't get into it! lol....

 Really?  But it's just chocolate dyed red.  Is it the color that you don't like?

snuggiewoogie
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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Quoting VanBurren:

 

Quoting snuggiewoogie:

 I just never have been a Red Velvet fan! I can't get into it! lol....

 Really?  But it's just chocolate dyed red.  Is it the color that you don't like?

 I just don't have the taste for it! I wish I did.....lol...  I would rather have the chocolate! :)

taniamorse85
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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Two of my favorite desserts, together at last!

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