Starbucks Red Velvet Cheesecake (Using Homemade Cream Cheese)

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It doesn't get more American than the Red Velvet Cake/ cheesecake. Perhaps the most controversial cake, as debates on its taste, colour, origin keep raging on. First things first. It's not supposed to be RED. It was Burgundy to begin with, due to the reaction of cocoa powder and Buttermilk. The Red color was a clever marketing strategy one of the owners of a company selling food colours. One can easily omit the colour or add in beetroot puree to get the red tinge.
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Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time2 hours 40 minutes
Served As: Desserts
Recipe Cuisine Type: American
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Servings 8


  • 225 gm Paneer cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp Hung Curd
  • 100 gm Powdered Sugar
  • 20 gm Cream fresh
  • 2 tbsp Condensed Milk
  • 1 tbsp Refined flour refined flour
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsp Whipped Cream
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Essence
  • 125 gm Refined flour refined flour, or cake for the cake
  • 150 gm Granulated Sugar
  • 65 gm Butter at room temperature
  • 120 ml Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Food Color (tomato red)
  • 50 gm Thick Curd
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 225 gm Cream Cheese corrage cheese, or frosting, or paneer for frosting paneer
  • 115 gm Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 180 ml Whipped Cream


  • Blend together paneer, hung curd, sugar, essence in a blender till smooth.
  • Fold in the whipped cream gently. Refrigerate it.
  • Grease and line a 7 inch spring form pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
  • In a bowl, cream together all the ingredients for cream cheese till smooth.
  • Pour in the spring form pan and place in the water bath.
  • Bake it for about 40-50 minutes till the centre is not wobbly but firm.
  • Keep it at room temperature and store in the freezer overnight.
  • For the Cake-Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  • Prepare the cake tin of 7 inches diameter by greasing and lining with parchment paper.
  • Sift the maida and cocoa powder and keep aside.
  • In a deep bowl, cream the butter.
  • Add the sugar, curd and vanilla essence and whisk well.
  • In another bowl, take the buttermilk and add the food colour to it.
  • Using an electric whisk, alternately add flour and buttermilk mix to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour in 3 steps.
  • Combine in a cup the vinegar and soda till it froths.
  • Add this quickly to the cake batter and whisk well.
  • Bake at 175 degrees for about 40 minutes or till done.
  • Remove from oven when done and cool the cake.
  • Demould when cold.
  • Cut the cake horizontally in 2-3 layers depending on the height of the cake.
  • Demould the frozen cheesecake gently and place it between two cake layers.
  • If there is difference in the diameters of the cake and cheesecake, trim them to adjust.
  • Frost the top and sides of the cake with the Cream cheese frosting.
  • Crumb coat it and keep in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Apply one more layer of frosting and smoothen it with spatula or butter knife. Sprinkle grated white chocolate on the top.
    Starbucks Red Velvet Cheesecake (Using Homemade Cream Cheese) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

– Go easy on the color.
– Mine was not really red but more of burgundy, as its supposed to be.
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