Red Velvet Blondie Cheesecake
This Red Velvet Blondie Cheesecake is a layer of red velvet blondie topped with no bake cheesecake. It is a moist, chewy, creamy and a classic combo. Plus, it’s super festive for July 4th with blue chocolate stars. I totally fell in love with it!
So have you ever tried Zumba before? I feel like classes at the gym like that totally depend on the instructor as to whether they are good or not.
I’d only been to one Zumba class before and hadn’t totally been impressed. But when I showed up at the gym Saturday morning, I noticed a class was about to start and decided to break up my normal routine and give it a try. I normally love step classes, but the ones at my gym weren’t very good so it looks like they’ve cancelled them all together. 🙁
Fortunately the Zumba was actually really fun! It’s not as much of a workout as step, but it was a great change and the instructor was fun. I’ll definitely go back. In fact, the whole thing reminded me a little bit of what you might see me doing when I’m baking and dancing around my kitchen like a crazy person. You know, when I’m baking things like this cheesecake. It makes baking even more fun.
There are so many things to love about this cheesecake. First, the red velvet blondie. It’s moist, chewy and has that great flavor that you love in red velvet.
It’s topped with a smooth, creamy no bake cheesecake. Cheesecake and red velvet are a match made in heaven. I love them in this cheesecake for the 4th because I feel like they are the red and white stripes, so I topped with them some blue stars. It’s only fitting, right?
The make the layers, the blondie is baked first. It’s baked in a 9 inch cake pan. If you have a springform pan that doesn’t leak (do those exist?), you can use that. If not, go for the cake pan.
Once the blondie has baked and cooled, you’ll add it to the springform pan. I like the line the inside edges of the pan with parchment paper so that the cheesecake layer doesn’t stick to the sides at all, but that’s not required.
The cheesecake just requires a little bit of mixing, then you add it to the top of the blondie. Easy peasy.
To make the blue chocolate stars, you’ll need some blue chocolate. It’s basically colored white chocolate. I used the Wilton Blue Candy Melts, but if there are others you prefer, or you like to color your own chocolate, go for it.
You can freehand it, or you can do like I did and print out a star that you find online. That becomes your pattern. Place a piece of parchment paper over it and pipe the melted candy melts over the star. I started with the outline and then filled it in. Once they dry, you have beautiful chocolate stars!
Once the cheesecake is firm, remove it from the springform pan, pipe on some whipped cream and decorate with the stars. Now you are ready to celebrate our wonderful country for the 4th! Yay!
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