I'm going to be creating my version of the cheesecake factory red velvet cheesecake for my bosses Birthday. I need two layers of cheesecake but don't really want they another spring form pan. I was thinking of baking the cheesecake and freezing and cutting in half. Has anyone ever tried this with cheesecake before?
You don't have to bake cheesecake in a springform pan. If you are using it as "filling" I would just bake them in two regular cake pans lined with parchment paper. After baking pop the cheesecakes in the freezer and when they cool they will come right out of the pan. I don't think I would try cutting them in half, that could get pretty messy. lol
I had the cheesecake factory's red velvet cheesecake 5 years ago, so I can't remember it very well. Make sure your pan is deep enough,
Bake them in two regular cake pans. You don't need another springform.
I'm going to bake 2 relatively thin cheesecakes and 2 red velvet I want 4 layers. I will just do it in regular cake pans. My next question though would be about the crust. I wouldn't think I would want a crust in there
No crust. Bake it the same.
Yes grease and parchment and reduce the baking time if you're not doing the whole recipe in one pan. You can use a waterbath if you want to.