- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 chocolate crumb crust (8 inches)
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Spread half of the mixture evenly into crust. Fold cocoa and confectioners' sugar into remaining whipped topping mixture; carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Cut into slices; top each slice with cherry pie filling. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Black Forest Cheesecake
"This may look like it took forever, but the recipe is quite easy and the cheesecake was fabulous! I will absolutely make this again. Beautiful and Delicious!"
"Perfection! Love it when a recipe turns out and I don't have to make any changes. Our new favorite!"
"Excellent. and easy to make"
"Very refreshing easy pie, used real whipping cream and spooned cherry pie filling over the white layer and topped with cocoa filling. A little cherry pie filling on top for decoration. Delicious."
"I will make this again because it was so easy! I would probably use less cool whip or maybe some additional cream cheese to give it a bit of a stronger cheesecake flavor, but overall it was delicious prepared exactly as the recipe calls.I would make this again, and I would recommend it. We had a heavier dinner, and so this was a perfect, light and fluffy kind of dessert for us and our guests."
"Very nice, light and tasty. Not sure if I cared for the cherry pie filling, might opt for more cool whip and fresh raspberries on the side next time and sprinkle it w/ toasted, sliced almonds. The nice thing is you can make it a day ahead. Easy recipe."
"It's the easiest recipe for black forest cheesecake and its easy to do on a budget. I feed a family of 5 and have to make a couple at a time. Quick, easy, cheap to make and delicious."
"This is one of the most requested desserts in my house! Great recipe!!!"
"This recipe was extremely easy to make. I whipped it up in about fifteen minutes and popped it into the fridge with plenty of time to finish getting ready for a last minute get together."
"My husband and I run a small town cafe. I am going to use this recipe for our Mother's Day Buffet. I know it will be delicious. As for the questions about baking it... If the recipe does not have eggs in it , cheesecake does not need to be baked. This is a quick and easy way of making cheesecake."