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RED VELVET CHEESECAKE
- 17 oreo cookies, crushed finely
- 1/4 loving cup butter, melted
- 1 Tablespoon granulated white sugar
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- 1 loving cup sour cream
- 1/2 loving cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
- 2 ounces ruby-red nutrient coloring (two 1-ounce bottles)
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 loving cup butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
- heavy duty foil
1. Prepare crust: Stir together Oreo crumbs, melted butter, in addition to 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar; press mixture into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare H2O bath: Fill large roasting pan (big plenty for springform pan to tally into) amongst almost 1 inch of water. Place inward oven in addition to let to preheat along amongst the oven.
3. Prepare filling: Beat cream cheese in addition to saccharide at medium-low speed amongst an electrical mixer for 1 minute. Add eggs in addition to remaining cheesecake ingredients, mixing on depression speed but until fully combined. Pour batter into prepared crust.
4. Take out 2 sheets of heavy duty foil in addition to layer them on overstep of i another. Place springform pan on overstep of the foil in addition to wind the foil gently approximately the pan in addition to upwards the sides. Make certain that at that spot are no tears or holes in addition to that the foil comes all the agency upwards approximately all sides of the cake. Carefully house the foil-protected pan into the H2O lavatory inward the preheated oven.
5. Bake for 10 minutes; trim down estrus to 300°F. Bake for an additional 75 minutes or until the oculus is firm. Turn oven off. Let cheesecake stand upwards inward oven for xxx minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven. Carefully take cheesecake from H2O lavatory in addition to house on wire rack. Run a sparse knife approximately the outer border of the cheesecake. Cool on rack for a yoke of hours, until the cheesecake becomes unopen to room temperature. Cover in addition to chill for at to the lowest degree 8 hours (or overnight). Remove sides of springform pan.
6. Prepare frosting: Beat cream cheese in addition to butter at medium speed amongst an electrical mixer until smooth. Gradually add together powdered saccharide in addition to vanilla, beating until smooth. Spread evenly on overstep of cheesecake. Garnish, if desired.
*You may sub 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs for the crushed oreos.
*You may select to bake the cheesecake instead amongst no H2O bath. Bake at 325 for 10 minutes; trim down estrus to 300 in addition to bake for an additional 75 minutes. Let cheesecake stand upwards inward oven xxx minutes. Remove from oven; cool inward pan on wire rack for xxx minutes. (Baking without a H2O lavatory - you lot live the direct chances of slap-up the overstep of the cheesecake).
*Some readers accept indicated that at that spot is far likewise much frosting for this recipe. I personally similar a lot of frosting, in addition to then you lot tin run into a thick layer of frosting inward the photograph. If you're non large on frosting, you lot tin larn out it off alone or cutting the frosting recipe inward half.
Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Southern Living)