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Cheesecake with Cake Mix

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serves/makes:   12

recipe id: 17649
Cheesecake with Cake Mix Recipe
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1 package (18.5 ounce size) yellow cake mix
4 eggs
2 tablespoons oil
2 packages (8 ounce size) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
pie filling (cherry, pineapple, blueberry, strawberry, etc.)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Measure out 1 cup of dry cake mix; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, stir together remaining dry cake mix, 1 egg, and oil (mixture will be crumbly). Press crust mixture evenly into bottom and of the way up the sides of a greased 13"x9"x2" pan. (I just put it on the bottom.)

In the same bowl, blend cream cheese and sugar together. Add 3 eggs and reserved cake mix; beat 1 minute at medium speed. At low speed gradually add milk, lemon juice, and vanilla; mix until smooth. Pour into crumb crust. Bake at 300 degrees F for 45 to 55 minutes, or until center is firm.

Cool to room temperature. Spoon pie filling over cheesecake; cover and chill 1 hour before serving. Store in refrigerator. Baked cheesecake can be frozen with a covering of foil.

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475 calories, 23 grams fat, 60 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams protein per serving.
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I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this recipe was to prepare. One thing to point out, though, is that the recipe calls for a 13'x9'x2' pan and the picture shows a springform pan. Well, I used a springform pan and the baking time was more like 2 hours rather than the suggested 45-55 min. In the end, it was worth the wait!

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this was my mom's recipe! I lost it, thanks for putting it online. Now I can remember her a bit better. :)

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So easy and quick. Everyone loves it. I put fresh strawberries on it.

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Member since: October 15, 2013
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I make this with chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling.

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I was impressed by how good the crust turned out from using a cake mix. I had never seen that before! Simple cheesecake to make and turned out good.

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I have been making this cheesecake forever but lost the recipe. So glad I found it here!!! THANK YOU!! It's always a hit whenever I make it and it is so easy to make.

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May 25, 2012

YESSS!! I am so excited that I found this recipe on-line. I was looking for a cheesecake recipe that I only remembered slightly, but I remembered that it was so good and easy to make. Thanks for posting!

Guest at CDKitchen.com

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Used to make this in the 1970's-glad to find recipe again-great to take to "pot luck" of to the office and it makes a big cheesecake at a reasonable price! Thanks

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Member since: February 24, 2012
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Surprisingly, this was quite good. I had company to serve it to and they asked for the recipe. It was easy to prepare. I baked it in a Springform pan but had to bake much longer than it says. It turned out great, easy to serve. I used Comstock Cherry Pie filling. I will definitely make this again.

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I am SOO excited. My home ecomonics teacher used to make this recipe. I lost it a few years ago and now I've found it again! I'm making this for Thanksgiving!

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My mother made this years ago......she is gone now but I found the recipe. I make it with a triple chocolate cake mix and a healthy squirt of chocolate syrup....nothing less than raves when I take it to work or parties. have made Raspberry swirl too. This recipe Rocks!!!!

Guest at CDKitchen.com
Sep 26, 2010

I bake this recipe in a cupcake pan, the individual cheesecakes are cute and easy to serve! :)