Red Velvet Cheesecake

Recipe by Cheri Lee
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar; press mixture into bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
  • Beat 3 packages of cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar at medium-low speed for 1 minute.
  • Add eggs and next 6 ingredients, mixing on low speed just until fully combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared crust.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is firm.
  • Run a knife along outer edge of cheesecake.
  • Turn oven off.
  • Let the cheesecake stand in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove cheesecake from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  • Cover and chill 8 hours.
  • Beat 3 oz cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter at medium speed until smooth; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla beating until smooth.
  • Spread evenly over top of chilled cheesecake.
  • Remove sides of springform pan.
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