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Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake

Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake | www.somethingswanky.com

If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m in the middle of a series of posts inspired by Girl Scout Cookies.

But if it’s okay with you, I’d like to throw in an extra post here and there for St. Patrick’s day. I don’t have all that much to contribute to the holiday really (with the exception of everything Thin Mint-y and green from last week… and this awesome St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Collection), but I have created two pretty exceptionally awesome desserts for St. Patty’s that I’d love to share with you in between Samoas and Tagalongs!

Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake | www.somethingswanky.com

The green velvet cake I used here is simply my Great-Grandmother’s red velvet cake that I shared in February, using green food coloring instead of red, obviously.

The cheesecake filling is also a recipe I’ve shared here before– my Favorite Cheesecake.

I used Cool Whip Frosting (different than plain ol’ Cool Whip) to frost the cake, because it’s a personal favorite of mine. And then I topped the whole thing with an Irish Cream Chocolate Ganache.

Preeeeeety delish.

Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake | www.somethingswanky.com

 I will go ahead and warn you of one change I’d make if I were to make this cake all over again (which I probably will… like tomorrow): I would have gone for fewer layers– 2 cake layers and 1 cheesecake layers. It would have been easier (obviously), and I think more visually appealing. Plus, you’d get a bigger bite of cheesecake in one forkful. I’ve seen other bloggers make cheesecake cakes in this way, and now it makes total sense.

So… save yourself some time and effort– just go for the easy 3 layers!

 

Products I used in the making…

 

what i used

Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake

Yield: 8-12

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Red Velvet Cake (using green food coloring instead of red, omit frosting portion), baked in 2 9-inch rounds
  • 1 recipe Favorite Cheesecake, baked in 9-inch round, omit crust
  • 2 - 10.6 ounce containers Cream Cheese Cool Whip Frosting
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Irish Cream creamer

Instructions

  1. Bake and cool the red (green) velvet cake and cheesecake according to recipe directions. Remember-- no need to make the frosting for the red velvet cake OR the graham cracker crust for the cheesecake. Simply bake the cheesecake in a lined 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Once cooled, layer the 3 cakes alternately (green velvet, cheesecake, green velvet) on cake plate/stand.
  3. Frost with Cool Whip Frosting around the sides, but not on the top. Chill cake in the refrigerator while making the ganache (in the following step).
  4. Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips and the creamer in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir chocolate until melted and combined with creamer (I like to use a whisk, but beware this causes air bubbles in the ganache, disrupting a smooth look). If necessary, heat for another 30 seconds to melt chocolate completely.
  5. Allow the ganache to cool for 30 minutes and then spread over top of the cake.
  6. Allow cake to chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
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Take a peek at some of the recipes mentioned in this post:

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More cheesecake from friends:

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Blueberry Cheesecake Galette

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

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Ashton

Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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10 Responses to “Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake”

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm (#)

    AMAZING! This is gorgeous!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:22 pm (#)

    This is quite the masterpiece of a cake! Wow! This would be the STAR on any dessert or buffet table spread putting all the other small cakes to shame :)

  3. Nazia @ This Baker Girl Blogs posted on March 3, 2014 at 3:35 am (#)

    This looks brilliant! Love the colours and the concept :)

  4. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on March 9, 2014 at 10:45 am (#)

    I’m not sure how I missed this but WOW!!!!! This cake has EVERYTHING! Plus, it’s totally gorgeous ;) Pinned!

  5. Kim Byers @ The Celebration Shoppe posted on March 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm (#)

    This cake looks amazing! I shared it in my recent roundup with Parade: http://parade.condenast.com/267422/kimbyers/20-st-patricks-day-treat-craft-ideas/

    • Ashton replied: — March 11th, 2014 @ 8:59 am

      Wow! Thank you so much!!

  6. Kristyn posted on March 11, 2014 at 11:13 am (#)

    AMAZING!!

  7. Agos posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm (#)

    This cake looks so good Ashton! A perfect St. Patrick’s dessert.

  8. Rachel @ Bakerita posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:14 am (#)

    This looks so so so good!! Love the cheesecake/cake combo, and the gold coins on top are beyond cute. Pinning!

  9. Renee @ Awesome on $20 posted on March 16, 2014 at 4:36 am (#)

    I love that ganache layer. I’ve never seen that before. It sounds amazing.

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