chocolate cheesecake using cake mix

★★★★★ 4
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By Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
from Calais, ME

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 16 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate cheesecake using cake mix

  • 1 pkg
    Duncan Hines Devil Food Cake Mix (15.25 oz)
  • 4 lg
    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

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