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Patriotic Cheesecake Recipe

Patriotic Cheesecake Recipe is a yummy dessert for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. This is layered with red velvet cake, cheesecake and homemade frosting.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq desserts, july 4th dessert, potluck dessert idea
Servings: 8
Calories: 684kcal
Author: Jill



  • Butter for cake pan
  • Flour for cake pan
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix plus ingredients called for on the box


  • 2 8- oz. packages cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 c. sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • Sky blue gel food coloring


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tbsps powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • Patriotic Sprinkles


Red Velvet cake layer:

  • Preheat oven to 350º flour one springform 9" cake pan. Prepare red velvet cake batter according to box directions. Pour your batter in the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 30 to 32 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly in cake pan.

Cheesecake layer:

  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy and combined, 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one a time, until combined.
  • Add sour cream, flour, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined.
  • Split the batter into two bowls
  • Add the sky blue gel food coloring into one bowl and mix until color is combined
  • Alternating between the two colors, scoop 1 C of each batter onto the top of the cake
  • Pour filling onto cake pan and bake until only slightly jiggly in the center, 1 hour.
  • Let cool slightly, then transfer to the freezer to cool completely and firm up before assembling.

Whipped Frosting:

  • Add all the ingredients to a standing mixing bowl.
  • Using the whisk, whisk together the ingredients stiff peaks start to form.

Decorating Directions

  • Spread the whipped cream over the top of the cheesecake.
  • Scoop the remaining whipped cream into the piping bag and pipe dollops around the edge
  • Sprinkle with some patriotic sprinkles


Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 1414IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 3mg