Red Velvet Cheesecake

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 8 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz), melted, cooled slightly
1/2
cup sour cream
3/4
cup sugar
1
tablespoon red food color
3
eggs
2
cups Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 300°F. Wrap outside bottom and side of 10-inch springform pan with heavy-duty foil. Spray inside of pan with baking spray with flour. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cake mix for filling; set aside. In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix and butter with electric mixer on low speed. Press in bottom and 1 1/2 inches up side of pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat reserved 1/4 cup cake mix, the cream cheese, chocolate, sour cream, sugar and food color with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • 3
    Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from edge of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Turn off oven; open oven door 4 inches. Leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan; remove side of pan. Pipe whipped topping around outer edge of cheesecake. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • If you’d prefer, the whipped topping can be spread over the top of the cheesecake.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
44%
Saturated Fat
17g
86%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
420mg
18%
Potassium
190mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
30g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
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; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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