Sexy picture, huh? I’d love to say that I have gotten better at this art of food photography but sadly, no, this picture was taken by Sam a couple of years ago but we never posted it. Sad face. I can’t figure out what this child did to take such brilliantly lit indoor photos; I never saw her take them or at least never saw her use more than our dingy kitchen light and the camera flash. I can’t seem to do such a good job though. Unless she did something in editing… which she was also very good at. I’ll figure it out. I’ll call my photography “dramatic”. Yeah, it’s meant to look that way. I like it. Ha.
Moving on. This is a beautiful cheesecake. I am sure I have mentioned it before but I don’t love flavored cheesecakes. Then I made the Banana Cheesecake and wowza, I wanted to weep, it was delicious. Granted, I already admitted this one pictured here was made a few years ago. In retrospect, I am not a fan of using food coloring. The result is gorgeous and though Wiltons is great, but it always colors your mouth and tongue.. um.. amongst others.. Oh shush, you’re not really grossed out. Wow, I am really off topic here. Bringing it back to cheesecake and whatnot; I like the taste of Red Velvet though I have struggled with cakes and cupcakes sinking so I don’t make it too often. I guess that means I should figure out what I am doing wrong there. So, yeah, this cheesecake does have the flavors we love in Red Velvet, it’s got an awesome Oreo cookie crust, and slab of cream cheese frosting on top.
The Oreos work beautifully here even though I am not bonkers for them. I think they used them whole in original recipe but I must have removed the frosting; I remember presenting Sam with a bowl of Oreo frosting and her being ecstatic. The cheesecake was perfect and silky, just like a cheesecake should be. The frosting, you’d think would be too much but it ties in ever so spectacularly. It really is a cheesecake made to impress and still follows all the cheesecake baking rules, not making it any more difficult than a New York cheesecake so why not make this one instead?