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Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes are delicious red velvet crust and topped with a smooth and creamy cheesecake layer. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Muffin Tin


Red Velvet Layer

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoon whole milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 - 3 tsp red food coloring

Cheesecake Layer Directions

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs


Red Velvet Layer Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract
  • Beat in the red food coloring
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until combined
  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each cupcake liner
  • Bake in the oven for about 5 - 7 minutes
  • Set aside to cool
  • Once cooled, crumble two for topping on the cupcakes

Cheesecake Layer Directions

  • Bring oven temp down to 325
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy
  • Beat in the sour cream, vanilla and salt until combined
  • Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined
  • Scoop about ¼ C of the cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners
  • Bake in the oven for 17-21 minutes or until the edges start to turn alight golden brown color and the center is set
  • Allow to cool completely
  • Top with fresh whipped cream and crumbled red velvet cake


Make sure that you ingredients are room temperature before starting to make your cheesecakes. 


Serving: 1Cupcake | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 946IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg