This cheesecake is an extremely easy one to make! It's a Taste of Home recipe that doesn't require baking and doesn't have to be refrigerated over night. This is a great dessert for those dinners that you want something yummy and presentable, but don't have the energy to spend a lot of time on.
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 chocolate crumb crust (8 inches)
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Spread half of the mixture evenly into crust. Fold cocoa and confectioner's sugar into remaining whipped topping mixture; carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Cut into slices; top each slice with cherry pie filling. Refrigerate leftovers.
Yield: 6-8 servings.
Because my family members aren't keen on cherries, we substitute strawberry pie filling for the cherry. I've also put miniature chocolate chips inside the chocolate layer; in our household you can't get too much chocolate.