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Red Velvet Swirl Cheesecake

Preparation 30 minutes 2019-02-18T00:30:00+00:00 Cook Time 2 hours 2019-02-18T02:00:00+00:00


For the Crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

For the Filling

  • 5 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring


    For the Crust:

    1. Preheat oven to 300°.
    2. In a medium bowl stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter.
    3. Press mixture into the bottom and 1inch up the sides of a 10-inch springform pan.
    4. Bake 6 minutes.

    For the Filling:

    1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and flour until creamy.
    2. Add eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, beating just until combined.
    3. Stir in cream.
    4. Spoon 1 cup of batter into a medium bowl; pour remaining batter onto prepared crust.
    5. To the reserved batter gently stir in the cocoa and food coloring.
    6. Dollop chocolate mixture over the cheesecake; use a butter knife and swirl.
    7. Bake for 1 hour; turn off the oven, leave cheesecake in the oven with the door closed for an additional hour.
    8. Remove pan from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
    9. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days before serving.