Easy Swirl Cheesecake

You'd never believe that a cheesecake this pretty would be so easy to make.

Easy Swirl Cheesecake
Servings: 10 Prep 25 mins Chill 1 hr to 24 hrs


  • 1 11.1 ounce package cheesecake mix
  • 2 tablespoons dry roasted sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • Sliced strawberries

Make It

1. Prepare cheesecake crust according to package directions, except stir in sunflower kernels. Press mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 8-inch springform pan; set aside.

2. Prepare cheesecake filling according to package directions, except increase milk to 1 3/4 cups and stir in orange peel. Spoon filling into crust-lined pan, spreading evenly.

3. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate and shortening. Microwave, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute. Stir until melted and smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a small resealable plastic bag; snip a small hole in one corner. Pipe chocolate over filling in a spiral pattern. Starting at the center of the cheesecake, pull a toothpick through the chocolate to create a swirl. Continue to create swirls around the entire cheesecake. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours.

4. Using a small sharp knife, loosen edge of cheesecake from side of pan. Remove side of pan. Before serving, arrange strawberries around top edge of cheesecake.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 10; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 366, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 34, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 46, Monounsaturated fat (g): 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 2, fiber (g): 3, sugar (g): 32, pro. (g): 7, vit. A (IU): 437, vit. C (mg): 8, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 44, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): , sodium (mg): 452, Potassium (mg): 297, calcium (mg): 212, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.