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black forest cheesecake

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I found this recipe in a stack of magazines and other recipes, torn out of an unknown magazine source. But I know why I saved it. The picture looks fabulous and I just know it is yummy. Can't wait to try it! 10-25-14

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For black forest cheesecake

  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) cool whip, thawed
  • 1
    chocolate crumb crust (8 inches)
  • 1/4 c
    baking cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1 can
    (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

How To Make black forest cheesecake

  • 1
    In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla, and then fold in Cool Whip.
  • 2
    Spread half of the mixture evenly into the chocolate crumb crust.
  • 3
    Fold the cocoa and powdered sugar gently into the remaining Cool Whip mixture; carefully spread over the cream cheese layer.
  • 4
    Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cut into slices; top each slice with cherry pie filling.