Friday, May 14, 2010

If I can __________, you can too.

If I can__ make a cheesecake__, you can too.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake Mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 (8oz)  pkg. cream cheese softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp flour

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees, Grease Springform pan with cooking spray.
2.  Combine cake mix and oil. Mix well.  Press in bottom of pan.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min. 
     Remove from oven and increase temp to 450 degrees
3.  Place cream chese in large bowl. Mix on low speed , adding sugar
     Add sour cream. Add vanilla. Mix until blended.
     Add eggs and mix just slightly. Toss 1/2 cup of choc. chips in flour
     and fold into mix.
     Pour mixture in pan. Sprinkle remaining chips on top of cheescake.
4.  Bake at 450 degrees for 7 min, then reduce oven temp to 250
     degrees. Bake 60 minutes.
5.  Remove pan from oven to cooling rack. Pop off sides of spring form
     pan after loosening.

* When baking, place a small oven safe dish filled with water in the bottom of the oven. This will keep the cheesecake from cracking.  Ooopps! I forgot this step and you see what happened.*

I love strawberries so I just added them around the bottom...for some extra prettiness and tastiness!

This is very rich and small piece is perfection.
Do you have a favorite cheesecake flavor?

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  1. Oh my goodness, this looks *so* delish! Thanks for sharing with us and have a fabulous weekend! ~Liz

  2. you have just made my biggest *gal* love me more...thankyou...
    have a lovely weekend...
    melissa x

  3. This looks YUMMY! I found your blog via Friday Follow and decided to follow you. I hope you will check out my blog. I am #106 Traci66 on Mr. Linky or Also check out my giveaways on my right sidebar if you get a chance.

  4. That looks amazing! I've never attempted to make cheesecake but I may just have to try this! I'm a new Friday Follower.

  5. This will NOT get me in smaller jeans! I'm a Friday follower- and an everyday follower!

  6. Oh my heavens...I wish I could stop over for a slice! I've never had much success with cheesecakes...mine always crack...but I've never tried the water in the bottom of the oven! Thanks for that tip!

  7. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious...I'm still not sure I could make one, but you make it look easy!

    Here from Friday Follow!

  8. PS. black cake stands are hard to find! Did you make it?!

  9. Hi Kerri.
    It's wooden and really dark brown. I love it. I got it at a 'Southern Living at Home' party. You can probably still get it from them.
    :) Jen

  10. Oh my god that looks so yummy. im follwoing from FF

  11. My favorite flavor is every kind. And no matter how rich it is, no, I can't stop at one slice.
    And that's my excuse for not making cheesecake.

  12. I found your blog from Friday Follow. OMG - that cheesecake looks delicious and the strawberries add a nice touch. I love cheesecake and I like fruity flavors - like Banana Foster, and Orange Pineapple.

  13. Hi Jen...That cheesecake looks YUMMY! So happy you stopped by my blog today. I took a look around your blog too. And even though you drink Diet PEPSI, I think we can still be friends. :) Die hard Diet Coke drinker here. I'll be back.

  14. Wow that looks so good and sounds fairly easy. :) Great job. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I just might have to try it.

  15. YUMMY! Great blog. I'm now your newest follower from FF.


  16. looks good
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  17. I only make cheesecake once a year...I'd eat the whole thing. I make a chocolate orange cheesecake on Valentines day for my hubby! yours looks delish!!

  18. This looks so yummy!!!!

  19. This looks yummy indeed!
    I'm your latest follower through FF! I hope you'll stop by my blog at and say hello.

  20. WOW! Fancy and looks delish! I may have to give it a try!

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  22. Cheesecake looks yummy!!
    Following you now from Friday Follow.
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    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

  23. ps- i have a little award for you over at mine- i know we haven't been bologging friends for such a long time- but i do visit daily and think yours is wonderful...
    melissa x

  24. Looks yummy! I left you an award on my blog. . .

  25. Oh wow, that looks delicious! I'll have to add this to my list of recipes to try. Thanks for sharing :)

  26. Wow, That is gorgeous! I have to admit, I'm not a cheesecake girl though. I do love strawberries!