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Friday, April 1, 2011

Cake Mix Cheesecake

This is a good one!
Using a cake mix in this recipe makes this easy.
I used a chocolate cake mix but any will do just fine.
Baked in a spring form pan but any cake pan will do.
The yogurt was added to use it up, could be without,
it didn't really add much to the flavor to this cake.
It bakes up fantastic looking and it tastes great.
This is more aptly discribed as a cheese filled cake.
Good for company garnished with fresh berries.

Ingredients:
For the cake:
This was the mix I used.
1 box chocolate cake mix
1-3/4 cups cold water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs

For the cheese mixture:
32 ounces ricotta cheese
6 ounces vanilla greek yogurt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

To prepare the springform pan:
1 tablespoon vegetable shortning
1/4 cup flour

Confectioner's sugar for garnish
Fresh berries for garnish

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour a springform pan.
Mix cake mix as per box directions.

Pour cake batter into a 10"x3" springform pan.
In a seperate mixing bowl combine cheese, yogurt,
sugar, two eggs, flour, vanilla and salt.
Pour cheese directly over cake mix batter,
do not stir cheese into the batter,
as the cheese will sink to the bottom.
Bake for about 90 minutes or until set.
Let cool and garnish before serving.

3 comments:

jay said...

Hi Rock,
Thanks for the recipe.
I had the pleasure of sampling this the other day...It is yummy and much lighter that normal cheesecake.
Jay

Anonymous said...

My Grandma used to make this,
she added cherry pie filling
it was just the best desert.

Anonymous said...

This is a great cake recipe,
thanks for sharing this one.
You should enter this in the
Pillsbury bake off contest,
I bet it would be a winner!