Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake

Cake mix is the secret to an easy press-in-the-pan cookie-like crust and a foolproof cream cheese filling.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

6:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

Crust
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1
egg
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
Filling
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
3
containers (3.5 oz each) lemon pudding (from 4-pack container)
1/2
cup sour cream
3
eggs
2
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
  1. Heat oven to 300°F. Spray bottom and side of 10-inch springform pan with baking spray with flour. Wrap foil around outside of pan to catch drips. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cake mix; set aside. In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix, oil, 1 egg and lemon peel with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press in bottom and 1 inch up side of pan.
  2. In same large bowl, beat reserved cake mix, the cream cheese, sugar, pudding and sour cream on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time, until mixed. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes or until edges are set but center of cheesecake jiggles slightly when moved. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes longer.
  4. Remove cheesecake from oven; place on cooling rack. Without releasing side of pan, run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Cover loosely; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Remove side of pan before serving. Pipe or spoon whipped topping around outside edge of cheesecake. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you don’t have a fresh lemon to grate peel for the crust, just omit it. There is still plenty of lemon flavor in the cheesecake.
For clean cuts when serving the cheesecake, dip a sharp knife in hot water and dry on a paper towel before each cut.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 27g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.