The Girl's birthday party was yesterday, and I brought up the idea of this Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake that I saw online...
The Girl went nuts about the idea, so I decided to make it happen.
I won't repost the recipe here, but I will tell you that this cake is not as complicated as it may seem. And it is totally worth it.
I made the cheesecake according to the directions in the original recipe. I didn't have a lot of time, so I used boxed cake mix for the red velvet cake.
For the frosting, I decided to make sour cream frosting, like you sometimes find on top of cheesecakes. It was wonderful. I used this recipe I found on Allrecipes - I doubled the recipe and added a little more confectioner's sugar to make it thick enough to spread. It could have been a bit thicker - ended up pooling a little on the cake stand.. but it was so delicious, no one complained.
All in all, party guests were lining up their own flavor requests for this cake...
(*Guest photography in this post by my wonderful (blogless) friend with his wonderful fancy camera... I dream of a day when I have such skill and equipment..)