I have taken this popular cheesecake to every gathering since I created the recipe about 15 years ago. My family asks for the dessert all the time, and I'm happy to make it. —Christine Ooyen, Winnebago, Illinois
Black Forest Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Spread half the mixture evenly into crust. Fold cocoa and confectioners' sugar into remaining whipped topping mixture; carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Cut into pieces; top each piece with cherry pie filling.