With its bottom layer fudgy like a brownie and its creamy cheesecake layer filled with cherry pieces, this combination receives rave reviews.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
bake:
50 mins to 55 mins at 350°
chill:
4 hrs or overnight
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

Chocolate Layer:
Cheesecake Layer:

Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

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Chocolate Layer:
  • In saucepan, melt butter and chocolate with water over medium heat until smooth. Let cool slightly. Place cake mix in large bowl. Add melted chocolate mixture; beat to combine. Beat in egg. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.

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Cheesecake Layer:
  • Rinse cherries; pat dry. Coarsely chop. In bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in almond extract and chopped cherries. Pour over chocolate layer; spread level to edge.

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  • Bake in 350°F oven until center is set, but jiggles when pan is tapped, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack 10 minutes. Spread 1 cup reserved cherry syrup over top. Let cool. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Store in fridge up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; total fat 28g; saturated fat 15g; cholesterol 108mg; sodium 398mg; carbohydrates 53g; fiber 2g; protein 8g.

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