New York Cherry Cheesecake

This New York style cherry cheesecake is one I grew up eating.  I honesty have no idea where the recipe originated, as it was passed down through my family.  It can’t be too old since it calls for a box of cake mix.  Normally I will not use cake mix as I prefer to make my own, but this recipe just nails it.  The cheesecake can vary in three different sizes, depending on what you have on hand and your preference.  You can make it in one 13×9 pan, one large springform pan, or 2 9″ cake pans.  If you use the cake pans, remember to split the crust evenly between the two and split the batter and topping evenly.

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