Choose Your Flavor Cheesecake

Choose Your Flavor Cheesecake Recipe

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A from-scratch taste using a mix... My sister clipped this from the local newspaper in December, 1981, and it became a Christmas tradition. Bake, don't bake or try one of the flavors - you choose your cheesecake.

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1/4 c
1 pkg
no-bake cheesecake mix
3 Tbsp
1 c
sour cream or 2-3 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 c
see variations below

How to Make Choose Your Flavor Cheesecake


  • 1Generously coat sides of an 8" springform pan with 1 tbls. margarine about 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Coat sides with graham cracker crumbs from mix.
  • 2Melt remaining margarine and mix with remaining graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Press mixture into bottom of the pan.
  • 3In a small mixing bowl, combine no-bake cheesecake filling, either sour cream OR cream cheese, and milk. Beat at low speed of mixer until thoroughly blended; beat at medium speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  • 4Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 6SOUR CREAM TOPPING: Combine 1 cup sour cream and 2 tbls. sugar. Spread on top of cheesecake before baking.
  • 7NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE: Combine graham crackers from mix with 1/3 cup melted margarine and 3 tbls. sugar. Press against bottom and sides of a 9" pie plate. Prepare cheesecake filling as directed above; pour into crust and chill.
  • 8ROCKY ROAD CHEESECAKE: Mix 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, 1/4 cup mini marshmallows, and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts into beaten cheesecake filling.
  • 9TOASTED COCONUT CHEESECAKE: Add 1/3 cup toasted coconut to beaten cheesecake filling mixture. Mix until well blended. Garnish with additional toasted coconut before serving.
  • 10FRUIT-TOPPED CHEESECAKE: Prepare basic recipe as directed, but do not use the sour cream topping. Spread in prepared pan or pie plate. Top with 1 cup canned pie filling. Bake as directed above, or if making the no-bake version, chill until ready to serve.

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About Choose Your Flavor Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cheesecake

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