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Monday, December 5, 2016

My Easy New Christmas Dessert: Cherry Double Cheesecake


Source: Pinterest.com

If you're looking for a delicious quick and easy dessert to make for the holidays, look no further. This fruity, sumptuous dessert takes about seven minutes or less to prepare, and bakes for about 60 minutes. I made one yesterday, and everybody who came over wanted more than one piece. They probably would have eaten more, but I stopped offering after the second piece. Hehe. Nope, that's not a picture of mine in this post but it looks pretty much the same. 
The one I made yesterday is already half gone! Go figure 💃


Ingredients
15.2 oz. box of yellow cake mix
8 oz. block of low fat or fat free cream cheese
1 can of cherry pie filling
1 lb. of fresh, tart cherries (you can substitute blueberries, blackberries, or even fresh apples cut into chunks)
1/2 cup of canola or sunflower oil 
1/4 cup of almond/coconut milk (unsweetened, Vanilla)
Non-fat cooking spray

How To
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line 13 x 9 inch baking pan (bottom and sides) with heavy duty aluminum foil
  • Spray pan generously with non-fat cooking spray
  • Spread bottom of pan with cherry pie filling
  • Add fresh cherries
  • Cut cream cheese into small pieces and cover cherries
  • Pour cake mix over cream cheese. Try to keep it as smooth and even as possible by breaking up any large chunks of cake mix.
  • Pour oil and almond milk into a coffee cup and heat in microwave about 30 seconds or until it's easy to mix with a spoon.
  • Pour oil mixture over cake mix, making sure to cover the cake mix as much as possible.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
  • Allow 15 minutes to cool, and voila! Cut into messy squares, or simply spoon it into dessert bowls. Top with whip cream or just enjoy it as is. 

18 comments:

Shadowwolf said...

This looks really good :)

Chandra Crawford said...

I'll have to try this. Cherry cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts.

Patty Curry said...

This looks Great ! Thank you for the recipe !

Jeanette Platt said...

That sounds not only super easy but super yummy as well thank you for sharing.

Cassie Nichols said...

Looks delicious

Rhi said...

Ooo. Sounds yummy! I will need to try it!

Tina Moore said...

You should try some Pumpkin Rolls they are really yummy. I just made four last night for our Christmas dinner.

PUMPKIN ROLLS
3 eggs, beaten 5 minutes
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup pumpkin, canned

Add remaining ingredients to beaten eggs. Pour into well greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with 1 cup chopped pecans. Bake 15-20 minutes at 375 F. Turn out on a tea towel. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Roll into a roll. Let cool.

Filling:
1 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese (use at room temperature for easier mixing)
5 tablespoons butter (use at room temperature for easier mixing)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling: Mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
When cake is completely cool, unroll cake and spread on filling. Remove towel, roll back into a roll.

myboo63 said...

This looks yummy and easy to make.

Artemis Page said...

That sounds fabulous and easy and my Dad loves Cherries !!

Christy said...

What a delicious sounding recipe! Thank you for sharing :)

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Jacklynn Sizemore said...

Sounds so yummy!!!!!!

Margaret Appel said...

This cheesecake recipe looks absolutely amazing! Going to copy it & try it out :) My family would love it! Thanks!!

Renee booklover said...

Yum that looks so good

Mary Preston said...

This does look YUM!!!

Unknown said...

Cheesecake is my absolute favorite dessert ever. I will totally try this recipe. :) Thanks

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks for stopping by, Ladies! Cheesecake is my favorite, too. It's just as easy as it sounds :-) I've also tried it once with blackberries mixed into the cherries, and another time with strawberries mixed in. Good both times. The only caution is to make sure and cover most of the cake mix so it bakes properly and turns golden brown.