Making a Red Velvet Cheesecake

Making a Red Velvet Cheesecake Making a Red Velvet Cheesecake

Originally I wasn’t planning on posting this cake recipe, mainly because I didn’t get pictures of the process and I like to show you guys how I make recipes through step-by-step pictures. However, after making this cake for my friends special anniversary present, I’ve become obsessed with it and I can’t wait to recreate it again and I thought you guys might love it too!

Red velvet and cream cheese frosting are naturally an amazing combination. I’m a firm believer that cream cheese frosting tastes good with anything! Things got a little crazy and I added actual CHEESECAKE layers in the middle of this cake. In total, there were 3 red velvet cake layers and 2 cheesecake layers, for a total 5 layers. The oringial recipe was made with a 9″ pan, however, since I added two extra layers, I downsized to a 6″ cake pan, but after frosting the cake, it still looked like a large cake (the height of 5 layers helped, too).

Making a Red Velvet Cake with Cheesecake Layers

I love the rustic look of the cheesecake in the first pictures, but if you want a fancier cake, go ahead and pipe some rosettes on the top of the crumb border or pipe tails on the bottom of the cake (ps. this is an amazing trick to hiding a messy icing job at the bottom of the cake!) and then add some chocolate dipped strawberries, because who doesn’t love those?! Ta-da!

Making a Red Velvet Cheesecake

To make the less fancy version, I applied a crumb coat of frosting (more details below), then applied my second layer of frosting and used a cake comb to create a nicer edge of the cake. I crumbled up some leftover crumbs and ran it along the top border of the cake, not trying to be fancy at all because that’s the beauty of the cake!

This recipe might look long and labour intensive, but it is SO worth it, guys! I’ve copied and pasted the original recipe (found here) and made a few adjustments. I’m sharing how to make the 3 layer cake (one being the cheesecake layer) instead of the 5 layer cake, but if you switch your pans to a 6″ size, you can get the same 5 layer cake without changing any of the ingredient amounts. I weighed each layer to make sure they were even. Full recipe after the jump!

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Cucumber Celery Salad

Cucumber Celery Salad // Mocha and Moccasins

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day, filled with lots of love, chocolate and even more chocolate. Speaking of Valentine’s Day, I think I totally overdid it on the chocolate (and maybe vodka…maybe, from what I remember), so that brings me to today – detoxing with healthy foods to bring everything back into my routine.

I shared a recipe for toasted sesame quinoa salad a couple of weeks ago, and today I’m sharing part two of the meal – cucumber celery salad.  These two dishes pair together nicely because of the flavours of sesame oil, rice vinegar and green onion mixing together – this is healthy food that tastes good!

Cucumber Celery Salad // Mocha and Moccasins

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Friday Finds: Valentine’s Day!

Friday Finds: Valentine's Day!- Photo credit (clockwise from left): 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 -

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a good week leading up to Valentine’s Day! For the past week I thought V-Day was today, but clearly I was mistaken. I don’t have a special valentine this year – I lied, I’ll always have my mom. We’ll probably end up eating cookies or donuts during the day (she doesn’t eat chocolate.. she’s crazy), but I’m going out with some single gals in the evening, which should be a great time! Enjoy your weekend! xo

Here are some of my favourite Valentine’s Day finds from Pinterest and Bloglovin‘:

This selection of colours from these vibrant flowers is gorgeous.

Let’s bake: red velvet macarons with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, the cutest kiss me cookies, or start your morning off with fluffy red velvet pancakes.

Looking for a Valentine’s DIY? I love these stitched treat bags.

A gorgeous day-to-night hair style from Amber. Love the versatility of the braid!

Cupcakes and cakes galore: cherry cordial cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes with creamy raspberry frosting, and the best… RED VELVET CAKE (with cream cheese frosting!!)

or, try some healthier sweets: vegan sweet potato brownies (gluten-free) and orange cream cupcakes with strawberry vanilla frosting (also gluten-free)

This Chloe love story is adorable. It’s like a modern day Alice in Wonderland experience.

Do you guys have any special Valentine’s Day plans? Do you celebrate the ‘holiday’? 

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M.