Chocolate Cheesecake Using Cake Mix

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Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne

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@vavavoom

Thank goodness for cake mixes. I'm not a "scratch person" and this one takes the cake!

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Need an easy semi-homemade dessert? Add this one to your recipe box. It has a rich chocolaty taste with a nice creamy hint of cream cheese. The cake has a smooth, silky texture. Great for potlucks or cookouts. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

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Serves:
16 servings
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    Duncan Hines Devil Food Cake Mix (15.25 oz)
  • 4 large
    eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 pkg
    cream cheese, softened (8 oz each)
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa
  • 1-1/2 c
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    Cool Whip, thawed

How to Make Chocolate Cheesecake Using Cake Mix

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13X9X2" pan.
  2. Reserve 1 cup dry cake mix for filling.
  3. For the crust, mix together remaining dry cake mix, 1 egg, and oil (mixture will be crumbly).
  4. Press mixture on bottom and 3/4 way up sides of pan.
  5. For the filling, blend cream cheese, sugar, and cocoa in large mixer bowl.
  6. Add remaining 3 eggs and reserved 1 cup of cake mix. Beat 1 minute at medium speed. Turn to low speed.
  7. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  8. Mix until smooth.
  9. Pour filling into crust.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes or until center is firm.
  11. Cool to room temperature.
  12. Spread Cool Whip over cheesecake.
  13. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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About Chocolate Cheesecake Using Cake Mix

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Desserts!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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