Do you guy’s love Valentines Day? Can you believe it is right around the corner? This is my first Valentines post on the blog since this time last year my blog was just a passing thought and not a reality at the time. I love creating recipes for the holiday’s and these Layers of Love Cheesecake Bars are no exception!! Red velvet has always been one of my most favorite flavors and obviously I would have to use it in a Valentine recipe.
I was initially thinking about calling these Pink Ombre Bars, but I felt like that wasn’t creative enough. Sometimes coming up with creative recipes is hard with all the ones that are our there and naming them to make them stand out is even harder! You want it to sound delicious, but yet be different and eye-catching at the same time. These Layers of Love bars are just that. They have a red velvet cake crust, pink velvet cheesecake center then finished off with a white chocolate gooey ganache topping! Now if that isn’t love, then I don’t know what is.
Do you have big plans this Valentines Day? My husband and I have been married for 9 years this year and we really haven’t do anything real special. We like to get take out and sit at home and just enjoy each others company. This year we are making each other baskets for presents. Thanks to me last year I made him a huge basket full of all his favorite things, socks, candy, gift cards, chapstick, beef jerky, lotto tickets, etc. He absolutely loved it! So this year we aspire to do the same thing. He know’s I’m a big sweets gal so it shouldnt be too hard for him to figure something out.
Now if you want to show someone you really care, whip these delicious babies up! Even if it’s for your kids, your parents, your neighbors, a teacher even. I have never met someone who doesn’t love a dessert that has cheesecake in its name. I’m sure there are some out there, but I would highly question their judgement (totally kidding…maybe). So to sum it up…GO….MAKE….NOW!!
Layers of Love Cheesecake Bars
RED VELVET LAYER
- 1 box red velvet cake
- 1 stick butter melted
- 1 egg
- 2 (8 opkg cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- A few drops of pink gel food coloring
WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
- 2 cups white chocolate baking chips
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line a 9"x13" pan with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Mix together your red velvet cake mix, butter and egg in bowl and press into bottom of pan, set aside.
- In another bowl mix together your cream cheese and sugar until light and creamy.
- Add in 1 egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Mix in your sour cream and vanilla.
- Add in your food coloring a little at a time until desired color is reached.
- Spread over the top of your red velvet layer.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until center of cheesecake is no longer jiggly and sides are just starting to brown.
- Cool to room temperature then refrigerate for 2 hours.
WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
- Add your chocolate chips to a bowl.
- In saucepan heat your cream until just boiling.
- Pour over the chocolate chips and cover for about 5-7 minutes.
- Stir until the chips are melted and smooth.
- Remove cheesecake from refrigerator and pour ganache over the top. Return to refirigerator to set.
- Cut and enjoy!
Oh Alli this look SO PRETTY! These turned out so gorgeous, I’d almost hate to eat them! Pinning for a day when I need some ombre in my dessert 😉
Oh yum! This looks amazing! Pinning for later! #SmallVictories
Dini @ The Flavor Bender
Oh my god Alli!! These look AMAZING! I love all those layers and they look so pretty too! Coming up with creative names is indeed very hard, but I think you nailed it! 🙂 This is definitely oodles and layers of love in one delicious slice! Definitely sharing and Pinned!
Thank you for sharing this with us at #SaucySaturdays and I hope you join us again this week Alli! 🙂
These look so yummy and they scream Valentine’s Day! Thanks for lending your cheesecake bar recipe to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! I also pinned your recipe to the Thursday Favorite Things Pinterest Board.
Thanks Shellie and thanks for stopping by!
Alli, you knocked it out of the park on this one!! Happy Throwback Thursday!
Wow, this cheesecake looks so yummy and gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
These are so pretty nd look dlicious. Pinned and shared. I love finding new blogs and to help promote them. I am so glad I found yours. Thanks for linking up at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I hope to see you also at #OverTheMoon.
Lou Lou Girls
This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for coming to our party and sharing such an amazing recipe! I hope to see you next Monday @7 because we love to party with you! Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
Oooh yum! Red velvet cake and cheesecake would be SO good together.
Oh my goodness, these look ah-mazing! I love the pink layer in the middle, so cute!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
So pretty! These scream “I LOVE YOU” and I really want them in my belly!!!!!
Jessica @ Together As Family
These look soooooo yummy! I love the name you chose 🙂
Thanks girl. Gooey and moist and chocolatey. All the components I love in one bite!
Ooooh yum! A bite of this would make me your Valentine in an instant 😉