Yield: 20 servings

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 5 hours

The BEST Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake recipe starts with two layers of homemade red velvet cake with a layer of cheesecake in the middle. Topped with delicious cream cheese frosting and white chocolate curls, you'll want to make this cake for friends and family every holiday!


For the cake

  • 1 ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

For the cheesecake

  • 2 packages (8 ounce each) cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  1. Start by making the cheesecake. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Fill a large roasting pan with about one inch of water and place it in the lower ⅔ of the oven.
  2. Prepare springform pan by spraying pan with nonstick baking spray and line bottom (inside) with a circle of parchment paper.
  3. Beat cream cheese with granulated sugar for 2-3 minutes until creamy. Add in salt and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream, heavy cream and vanilla.
  4. Pour into prepared 9-inch springform pan. Place pan in center of oven.
  5. Bake cheesecake for 45 minutes. Turn oven off and let cheesecake sit in oven for an additional 30 minutes. Remove and cool completely on counter.
  6. When cooled,remove springform pan and cover cheesecake with plastic wrap. Place cheesecake into the freezer for several hours or overnight.
  7. For the cake, in a mixing bowl, blend oil, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, vinegar and food coloring until combined. Slowly add in dry ingredients.
  8. Pour cake batter into 9-inch cake pans that have been sprayed with baking spray and have parchment paper circles in the bottom. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 32-34 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove cakes from pan and cool completely.
  10. For the frosting, beat butter and cream cheese for several minutes. Add in vanilla, powdered sugar, and heavy cream. Beat for 3-4 minutes until fluffy.
  11. To assemble cake, place one layer of red velvet cake on a cake plate. Top with frozen cheesecake (make sure to remove parchment paper circles) and place second layer of cake on top. Frost generously. Refrigerate covered cake until ready to serve!


  • Purchase this Americolor Super Red Gel Food Coloring. I use all gel food colorings because one drop goes a long way. I used only ½ teaspoon of red food coloring to get this bright red color, unlike many other red velvet cakes that need tablespoons of coloring!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 45gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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