Red Velvet Piecaken!!!!

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Combining all of my favorite thing into one dessert? Yes, please! A few weeks ago I was watching Kelly & Michael- totally love them, don’t you? Anyway, Kelly was talking about the most amazing dessert concept, Piecaken. You can watch it here.

And then I had a light bulb moment.

“I’ve done this before….. in fact 3 years ago on Studio 5, I presented an Ultimate S’more Cake, which is basically a Piecaken.”

And why not take it another step further, and make a Red Velvet Piecaken. Yum. And then endless possibilities came flooding into my mind. And now I’m totally obsessed. It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s quite the showstopper, holiday party centerpiece, and cake that will leave your guests in awe.

So here it goes.

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Red Velvet Piecaken

1 recipe red velvet cake (101 Gourmet Cakes), made into 9″ round

1 recipe New York Cheesecake, (101 Gourmet Cakes), 9″

1 Chocolate Ganache tart, recipe below

Cream Cheese Butter Cream frosting recipe below

Fresh raspberries for garnish

Layer in this order: Cheesecake, then a small layer butter cream frosting. Then place the chocolate tart, crust and all. And top again with the butter cream frosting. Then finally, layer your red velvet cheesecake and frost the entire cake. in a light crumb layer.  Place in the fridge to set, about 20 minutes. Frost cake one more time. Then top with chocolate Ganache and fresh raspberries. Keep in the fridge until ready to cut and serve. A 9″ cake will serve 20-25, slices will be thin.

Chocolate Ganache Tart

1- 9″ pre-baked pie shell, cooled

1 cup heavy whipping cream

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips

Heat the cream in a saucepan until it comes to a boil. Remove cream and pour over chocolate in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix together. Once it cools to room temperature, spread an even layer onto your pre-baked pie crust. Refrigerate to set.

Cream Cheese Butter Cream

Makes approx. 3 cups of frosting

 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 ¾ cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth and light. Stop the mixer and add sugar, and vanilla extract. Start mixer on slow and gradually increase the speed until frosting is fluffy. Frost and refrigerate.

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And a close up…..

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Remember what I said about possibilities?

Pumpkin Spice (as seen on Studio 5)

Lemon Blueberry

Black Forest

Raspberry Cream Cheesecake

Pina Colada

And I’m sensing a theme here. Watch the blog in the next few weeks for more amazing recipes!

Happy Baking!

 

 

 

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