Chocolate Cheesecake using cake mix

Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne


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


★★★★★ 3 votes

16 servings
20 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1 pkg
    duncan hines deluxe deep chocolate cake mix
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 8-oz pkg
    cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa
  • 1-1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    cool whip, thawed

How to Make Chocolate Cheesecake using cake mix


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a 13X9X2" pan. Reserve 1 cup dry cake mix for filling.
  2. For crust, mix together remaining dry cake mix, 1 egg and oil (mixture will be crumbly). Press mixture on bottom and 3/4 way up sides of pan.
  3. For filling, blend cream cheese, sugar and cocoa in large mixer bowl. Add remaining 3 eggs and reserved 1 cup cake mix. Beat 1 minute at medium speed. Turn to low speed. Add milk and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth. Turn filling into crust.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes or until center is firm. Cool to room temperature. Spread cool whip over cheese cake. 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
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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