Strawberry Hot Fudge Cheesecake

Hot fudge sauce and strawberry preserves set apart an already rich cheesecake.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4
cup sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4
cup hot fudge sauce
4
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/3
cups sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
eggs
1/3
cup strawberry preserves, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 325ºF. Mix cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and the butter. Press evenly in bottom and 2 inches up side of springform pan, 9x3 inches. Bake 5 minutes.
  • 2 Microwave hot fudge sauce as directed on jar until hot. Pour hot fudge sauce over crust; spread evenly.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in 1 1/3 cups sugar and the vanilla until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Pour over hot fudge sauce.
  • 4 Bake cheesecake 55 to 65 minutes or until set; cool 15 minutes. Run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours. Spread melted strawberry preserves over cheesecake. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cheesecake.

Expert Tips

Make sure the cream cheese is softened before beating. This makes it easier to blend with the other ingredients.

We like the brilliant red color of the "lite" strawberry preserves, but you can also use regular strawberry or raspberry preserves.

Here's a new way to jazz up cheesecake that's so easy. Top with strawberry slices and Betty Crocker® Dessert Decorations chocolate leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.