Red Velvet Cheesecake Cups – Soft red velvet cookies stuffed with vanilla cheesecake topped with Oreo buttercream and drizzled with ganache and caramel!
These are next level. Like ridiculously delicious. My son is a HUGE red velvet fan and the only one of my children that really appreciates my baking. So when I see something that I think that he would like, I make it for him.
I was watching my favorite YouTube channel and Cupcake Jemma made these Red Velvet Cheesecake Cups and I knew that he would be into them. I was right. He loves them. So much that he asked me to make them again for a dinner for his cross country team. That’s high praise from a teenager.
This is a fiddly recipe. For starters, it is a British recipe, so it measured in grams. You do need a kitchen scale to make this. You can try to convert it to cups, but it is worth it to spend a few dollars and buy a scale. I really enjoy baking this way. It is so much more accurate than cups. There are far fewer dishes too. I really am a convert to this way and it’s my favorite way to bake.
Secondly, there are a lot of pieces. First, you need to make the red velvet cookie. The dough needs to chill for a few minutes before you roll them into balls and then press them into a mini muffin tin. (This dough also makes a really good straight-up cookie.)
Next, you need to make the cheesecake filling. This is just whipping together the ingredients and piping it into the cups. Bake these and while they are cooling you can start on the buttercream.
Oreo buttercream is so delicious. This is also a great thing to have around for cupcakes and cakes and fillings.
When the cups are baked and cooled, you pipe the Oreo buttercream on and then drizzle on some chocolate ganache (equal parts cream and chocolate melted and slightly cooled and caramel sauce. I like to put my sauces in a small piping bag, I think that it gives you the most control and makes the least amount of mess.
None of these things are hard to make, but there are a couple of pieces to put these all together. This is a really great thing to bake with your kids. The second time I made these, I made them with my son and they were a fun thing to bake together.
These are two bites of red velvet and cheesecake deliciousness that are going to make people very happy when you make them for them.
This recipe is from Cupcake Jemma’s Youtube channel.
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