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No-bake red velvet cheesecake is unbelievably easy to whip up

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

This impressive red velvet cheesecake recipe makes Valentine's Day dessert a cinch

A romantic holiday where two become one is the perfect time to debut this Valentine's Day twofer: You'll get two yummy desserts in one when red velvet and cheesecake meet. Even better, this decadent dessert is also deceptively easy — this red velvet cheesecake is no-bake.

This impressive red velvet cheesecake recipe makes Valentine's Day dessert a cinch
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you are like me and really don't like baking, then this is an excellent yet impressive dessert for your love.

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Cream cheese that has been softened to room temperature is blended with tart sour cream and red velvet cake batter mix, then poured into a chocolaty pie shell. All you have to do is chill this cheesecake until it sets. It's that easy!

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I love adding a nice, big dollop of whipped cream on top before serving. You will love the ease of preparing this dessert, while your sweetie will love you for making it.

This impressive red velvet cheesecake recipe makes Valentine's Day dessert a cinch
Image: Brandi Bidot/SheKnows

No-bake red velvet cheesecake recipe

Inspired by Taste and Tell

Serves 8

Prep time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 1 hour | Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup white cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup packaged red velvet cake mix (dry)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (9-inch) chocolate cookie pie crust
  • Whipped cream, for garnish

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, cake mix and vanilla.
  2. Blend on high until the batter is very smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the cheesecake filling into the prepared chocolate pie shell, and spread evenly.
  4. Chill the cheesecake for 1 hour or until the cheesecake is very firm.
  5. Gently cut the cheesecake into slices, and garnish with a spoonful of whipped cream.
  6. Best served chilled.

More: Romantic, non-chocolate desserts for Valentine's Day

Updated by Bethany Ramos on 1/19/16

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