Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cooking Thursday

Earlier this week I shares some pictures of my Saturday.  One of the photos was a pan of cheesecake.  I thought I'd share the recipe with you today.  It's a recipe a friend put on facebook, and it's unusual because it uses a cake mix.  Part of the mix makes the crust and a little goes into the cheesecake layer.  I thought the crust was a nice change from the usual graham cracker crust and the filling was good too.

Cake Mix Cherry Cheesecake

1 pkg yellow cake mix
4 eggs
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c sugar
1½ c milk
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 - 21 oz. cherry pie filling (may use blueberry, strawberry, peach...)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 pan.
Set aside 1 cup of the cake mix.
In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining cake mix, 1 egg and vegetable oil (it will be crumbly) and press into greased pan.
In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and sugar together until fluffy.  Add remaining eggs, one at a time.  Add in remaining cake mix and beat on medium for 1 minute.
Add milk, lemon juice and vanilla, mix until smooth.
Pour over crumb crust and bake for 50-55 minutes or until center is set.
Allow to cool, then spread pie filling over cheesecake.
Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.


White Lace and Promises said...

Yummy! I so want to make this! I'm so wanting something sweet.

Jenny said...

Wow, what a recipe. Duly copied. Thanks, Mari. xoxo

Sola Scriptura said...

Cheesecake is my husband's favourtie! Thanks for this recipe.

Pearl said...


I made a cherry pie last week, complete with the rick-racked top crust. Just such a beautiful fruit, don't you think?

Greetings from Minneapolis!



seriously...a cheesecake by any other name would taste as good!


Ceil said...

HI Mari! What a fun alternative to the usual graham crackers, as you said. I always love a good cheesecake! Make mine strawberry :)

Anita said...

Oh Mari, this is decadent! However, I'm sending it to my email in box to be sure that I keep it. Got a feeling that I will make this one soon.

Patsy said...

Got to love cheesecake.
Happy May Day!

Simply Linda said...

Channeling Homer Simpson: (COMPLETE WITH DROOL, LOL)AHHHH...cheesecake. LOL--bLESSINGS

Jennifer said...

Yum! I've never heard of this recipe before but it sounds easy and good. Thanks for sharing!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Looks so good!

Sweet Tea said...

Looks like a great recipe. Maybe I can get someone in my house to make this for me for Mother's Day!

Betsy Brock said...

cheesecake is a favorite around here...that looks so good right now!

Terri D. said...

It sure looks and sounds good. Cheesecake is Joe's favorite! Thanks for sharing!