Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake

Spook your guests this Halloween with a ghoulishly delicious Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake. Combining the rich flavors of classic red velvet cake with the creamy texture of cheesecake, this dessert is topped with a “bloody” strawberry syrup that adds both drama and delight.


  • For the Cheesecake Crust:
    • Oreo Cookies: 22 pieces
    • Butter, melted: 4 tbsp
  • For the Red Velvet Cheesecake Filling:
    • Cream Cheese, room temperature: 24 oz
    • Sugar: 1 cup
    • Eggs, room temperature: 4
    • Cocoa Powder: 3 tbsp
    • Sour Cream: 1 cup
    • Buttermilk: 1/4 cup
    • Vinegar: 1 tsp
    • Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
    • Red Food Coloring: 2 oz
  • For the Strawberry Blood:
    • Water: 1/2 cup
    • Strawberries, hulled: 2 cups
    • Sugar: 1/2 cup


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Pulse Oreo cookies in a food processor until they are finely ground. Mix the crumbs with melted butter until well combined.
    • Firmly press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to form the crust. Set aside.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each before adding the next.
    • Stir in the cocoa powder, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract, and red food coloring until the mixture is uniform and vibrantly colored.
    • Pour the filling over the prepared crust and smooth the top.
  3. Bake the Cheesecake:
    • Preheat your oven and bake the cheesecake according to the red velvet recipe guidelines, typically at 325°F (165°C) for about 1 hour.
    • Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit inside with the door slightly open to cool gradually, minimizing the risk of cracking.
  4. Prepare the Strawberry Blood:
    • In a saucepan, combine water, strawberries, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the strawberries break down and the mixture becomes syrupy.
    • Strain the mixture to remove strawberry pieces, yielding a smooth, bloody-looking syrup.
  5. Assemble and Serve:
    • Once the cheesecake is completely cooled, remove it from the pan.
    • Drizzle the strawberry syrup over the top of the cheesecake, allowing it to drip down the sides for a spooky effect.
    • Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight, to set perfectly.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Chilling Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes

Servings: Serves 10-12


  • Ensure all ingredients, especially the cream cheese and eggs, are at room temperature to ensure a smooth batter without lumps.
  • Cooling the cheesecake in the oven helps prevent the top from cracking.
  • For an extra touch of horror, add a few fresh strawberry halves to the top of your “bloody” cheesecake.

Conclusion: This Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake is the perfect centerpiece for any Halloween party. Not only is it a terrifyingly tasty treat, but its dramatic presentation is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages. Enjoy this hauntingly delicious dessert and let the spooky celebrations begin! 🎃🍰

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