Anne of Anne Strawberry chose Tall and Creamy Cheesecake on pages 235-237 and I am so glad she did. Make sure to visit her for the original recipe. Hubby requested cheesecake for Christmas so this was the perfect opportunity to try this recipe. I just had to wait to share my results with you. I have to admit I did use a bit of creative license though! I’m calling this a red velvet cheesecake. It looks so pretty cut, just like red velvet!
My creative changes are somewhat obvious from the picture, but I really don’t think they changed the overall flavor and since they ate it all, I’ll consider that proof that it was good! I added 2 teaspoons of red food coloring to the actual cheese cake. I also don’t ever use graham crackers – hubby says they’re just too plain, so I always use a combination of gingersnaps and vanilla wafers instead. I also use my square springform (love that pan!!) to make it easier to cut into more pieces evenly. I had some cream cheese frosting from cookies left over also so filled in the top for decorating. It made a very nice contrast.