Double Strawberry Cheesecak
1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) strawberry cake mix
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
1 can (21 oz.) strawberry pie filling
Preheat oven to 300ºF. Reserve 1 cup of the dry cake mix. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining cake mix, 1 egg and oil. Mixture will be crumbly. Press crust mixture evenly into bottom and 3/4 of the way up the sides of a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
In the same bowl, blend the cream cheese and sugar. Add 3 eggs and reserved cake mix, beat 1 minute at medium speed being careful not to over beat. At low speed, slowly add milk, lemon juice, almond extract and food coloring, mix until smooth. Pour into crust.
Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until center is firm. When cool, top with pie filling. Chill before serving. Store in refrigerator.
Note: Can use cherry cake mix and cherry pie filling or lemon cake mix and raspberry topping.