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Black Forest Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

8 servings

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

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 chocolate crumb crust (9 inches)
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Cut into pieces; top each piece with cherry pie filling.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 469 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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