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Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
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Ingredients

Crust

1
pkg Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Lemon Cake Mix
½
cup vegetable oil
cup finely chopped pecans

Filling

3 8
oz packages cream cheese
¾
cup granulated sugar
2
Tbsp lemon juice
1
tsp grated lemon peel
3
large eggs

Raspberry Sauce

1 12
oz package frozen dry pack red raspberries
cup granulated sugar
fresh raspberries, lemon slices and mint leaves
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 10-inch spring-form pan.

Step 2

Combine cake mix and oil in large bowl. Mix well. Stir in pecans. Press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.

Step 3

Bake about 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 450°F.

Step 4

Place cream cheese in large mixing bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixture, adding 3/4 cup sugar gradually. Add lemon juice and lemon peel. Add eggs, mixing only until incorporated. Pour filling into crust.

Step 5

Bake 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250°F. Bake 30 minutes or until set. Loosen cake from side of pan with knife or spatula. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack. Refrigerate 2 hours or until ready to serve. Remove side of pan.

Step 6

Combine thawed raspberries and 1/3 cup sugar in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Simmer until berries are soft. Strain through sieve into small bowl to remove seeds. Cool completely. To serve, garnish cheesecake with fresh raspberries, lemon slices and mint leaves. Cut into slices and serve with raspberry sauce.

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