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Rich Cheesecake Bars

I take turns with some of the ladies at church to provide coffee time snacks for adult Bible class and Sunday school. These gooey bars, a traditional St. Louis dessert, are a favorite. -Tammy Helle, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and egg until well blended. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and egg until smooth; spread evenly over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 115 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Willene
    Nov 25, 2017

    No comment left

  • jtmfc
    May 23, 2013

    my grandchildren love them. I had to give the recipe to their mother at their insistence.

  • t-macka
    May 17, 2013

    Very rich and quite soft and yummy. Everyone loves it when I make it and ask for the recipe. It is a sticky bar slice and you need to keep cleaning your knife while slicing it into bars.

  • darci jo
    Oct 14, 2011

    I was excited to try this recipe, but it turned out to be a flop. Even though i baked it as directed, the cake part was dry, and the cheesecake topping was way too sweet and didn't taste like cheesecake.

  • bigmo9193
    Sep 13, 2011

    I doubled this recipe and baked in a 13 x 9 pan. The only adjustment I made was adding a splash of vanilla extract to the cream cheese mixture. These bars are rich and delicious!

  • majc
    Apr 22, 2011

    Hi, are these really tiny? I'm wondering how it makes 2 dozen from a 9" square pan. Also is 3oz of cream cheese correct, doesn't it usually come in 8oz pkg's?

  • KScales
    Mar 22, 2011

    This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 13 x 9 pan. However, the bars will be a little thicker and may need to bake a few minutes longer.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • shortcake585
    Mar 15, 2011

    Can this be made in a 13 x 9 pan? Please answerDelicious!

  • mcarver
    Dec 6, 2010

    Can this recipe be doubled and baked in a 13x9 in baking dish?

  • hwdog
    Jun 10, 2010

    very good cheesecake recipe- make sure you use the 9 oz cake mix (not the 18 1/4 oz)