American Flag Red Velvet Cheesecake

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • 8 servings

If you’re looking for the perfect ending to your 4th of July holiday feast, look no further, because we have that all figured out for you. This red velvet cheesecake, with tiny marzipan stars not only looks flashy, but it is equally delicious. Make it ahead and feel free to enjoy your wonderful party!

Ingredients Needed for American Flag Red Velvet Cheesecake


For the base:

1 ½ cups of flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
salt
5 ounces of butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons of red food coloring

For the cream:

14 ounces of cream cheese
3 tablespoons of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the marzipan paste:

7 ounces of marzipan
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon blue food coloring

How to Cook American Flag Red Velvet Cheesecake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C.
  2. First, add the flour in a large bowl. Add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk.
  3. Add the melted butter and sugar in your food processor. Start mixing and add the eggs, vanilla extract, white wine vinegar, and red food coloring. Mix until you obtain a smooth mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture in a round baking tray, approximately 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter.
  5. Slide the tray into the oven for the next 40 minutes.
  6. Next, add the cream cheese in a large bowl. Add the vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and mix until smooth and creamy.
  7. Horizontally slice off the top of the cake. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over the cake. Add the cake in the refrigerator for the next 60 minutes.
  8. Divide the marzipan into 2. Mix half with the red food coloring, and the remaining half with the blue one. You can use gloves to mix the food coloring with the marzipan.
  9. Level the marzipan until thin.
  10. Use a small star-shaped ring to shape the marzipan into small little stars.
  11. Use the stars to decorate the cake.

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