Saturday, December 20, 2008

Banana Cream Cheesecake


This is a very quick and easy recipe to make. It is also versatile. I cheated and didn't make the crust. I just mixed up the filling and poured it into a prepared grham cracker crust. It could also be made low fat by using low fat cream cheese, skim milk, egg beaters, and fat free Cool Whip.

Banana Cream Cheesecake
link at kraftfoods.com
1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix, divided
4 eggs, divided
3 Tbsp. oil
2/3 cup packed brown sugar, divided
2 bananas, sliced
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1-1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Directions:
HEAT oven to 300ºF. Reserve 1 cup dry cake mix. Mix remaining cake mix with 1 egg, oil and 1/3 cup sugar with mixer. (Mixture will be crumbly.) Press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of greased 13x9-inch baking pan; top with bananas.
BEAT cream cheese and remaining sugar with mixer. Add reserved cake mix, remaining eggs and lemon juice; beat 1 min. Blend in milk. (Batter will be very thin.) Pour into crust.
BAKE 45 to 50 to min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with COOL WHIP. Refrigerate leftovers.

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19 comments:

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

it's really a simple but yummy dessert! Perfect for a last minute bake! ^_^

Lisa said...

Now this sounds delicious!

Wandering Coyote said...

Jeez, I had no idea cake mixes were so versatile until I began reading your blog! This looks looks totally wicked.

Sharon said...

Wow, that is awesome!

Cristine said...

Mmmmm! Can't go wrong with bananas and cream cheese!

VeggieGirl said...

That's worthy of one of your "holy yum" awards, Megan!! :-)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That looks beautiful!

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

youre right!!! i forgot the cinnamon on my sugar and butter toast :)

Reeni said...

This is so awesome, Megan. I have never had a banana cheesecake, and I don't know why! Such a delicious combo!!!

miss v said...

yum!

AK Mom said...

This sounds heavenly!

Bob said...

Mmmm, cheesecake. I never would have thought to use a cake mix this way, looks awesome!

Daily Spud said...

Banana and cheescake, sounds like a heavenly match :)

loveofoats.com said...

oooo i love cheesecake and i looooooooove bananas :)

Olga said...

o0o this looks great! I need to get some cake mixes =]

eatingbender said...

Mmm I could use a slice of that right about...NOW!

Zesty Cook said...

Meg - I love the quick and easy dessert. You are so creative!!

zesty

Sara said...

This looks great, the cake mix is an interesting component!

Jude said...

Love this stuff. I'm thinking of making some for Christmas.