I always wonder why red? I searched and found out that it is basically a cocoa flavour and a red food colour…to add twist on it, instead of using cream cheese frosting, I thought of layering it with cheesecake.
Red Velvet Layer
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp red food colouring
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
*** I did not add baking powder because I was afraid it will push the cheesecake layer up but I should have used baking soda to have more smooth texture. I guess 🙂 I am just experimenting here! I should have taken the opinion of my son’s girlfriend, she bakes a real velvet cup cake( @theabakescupcakes).
1 pk (300 g) Philadelphia cream cheese
2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1/2 cup condensed milk
a pinch of salt
1 pk (250 ml) thick cream
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
* yields 12 mini cheesecakes
Pre heat oven Gas # 3 ( 325 degrees or 165 degrees C )
Cream the butter, add sugar,vanilla,cocoa powder, food colour and apple cider vinegar, one at a time, mixing it thoroughly in every addition. Beat the 2 eggs and add it to the mixture. Add the egg yolk. Mix again.Fold in the flour until well combined. Pour the mixture into the silicone cupcake moulder.
For the cheesecake layer, the same direction as Flavour # 1, just cream the cheese and blend all the ingredients. Pour it on top of the red velvet layer.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
Add any fruit topping , I just put a small quantity of raspberry food colour in condensed milk and pour it on, hmmm so good “red breakfast” early morning.. 🙂
Ladies, the colour matches your red lips too!