Rich and Creamy Cheesecake Squares Recipe -
Rich and Creamy Cheesecake Squares Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Rich and Creamy Cheesecake Squares

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"This is a very soft and creamy cheesecake bar that is rich and absolutely delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs, melted shortening, milk and chopped pecans. Mix with fork or at low speed of electric mixer until cake mix is moistened. Turn into pan. Spread evenly.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread evenly over cake base.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Edges and top will be light golden brown and will have a slightly shiny appearance. Cool completely, then cut into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 15, 2005

I've made this recipe a few times now. I've found that a few changes really make this better. Use the pudding cake mix. Use 2 8oz packages of cream cheese (the whipped cream cheese was MUCH easier to work with) 3 eggs 4 cups of sugar With those changes, the topping was much creamier, and the pudding based cake mix kept the bottom layer very moist, held together over all a lot better. Also, found that if you let this cool and settle 12-24 hours before presentation, it's just that much better. A very good recipe!! Always gets compliments and never a bite left.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2003

I did not like these bars at all. But, some people who tried them really liked them. The bars are not at all like cheesecake, so the name is very misleading. I thought they tasted like extremely sweet cream cheese frosting on a crust. Too much sugar and not enough cream cheese.


21 Ratings

Nov 13, 2002

My husband is not a dessert person and rarely eats sweets, but he loved this. He tells his friends that I try new recipes but don't make them often enough. My teenage children loved it also. Thanks for a great recipe!

Jan 06, 2003

This was a good dessert but not what I was expecting. I thought it would be more like cheesecake.

Jun 10, 2008

Say no to the butter flavored shortening called for, some things simply have to have butter to taste right, and this recipe is one of them. This is the same recipe as "Gooey Butter Cake" except says use shortening instead of butter and that does the recipe no favors. Warning, it is very sweet so don't even think of trying this if you don't enjoy sweet desserts. I also think the "cheesecake" reference in the recipe name isn't all that accurate. The taste is kind of indescribable :)

Feb 15, 2007

I was really looking forward to this recipe because it sounds just great. Sadly, mine came out woefully undercooked and when I tried to cook it longer the top became too brown. The cake part was thick and coarse. I will try again because it just sounds so appealing and I want it to work but I felt like something was wrong with the ratios for this to turn out so disappointing.

Dec 23, 2003

This is by far the best dessert I have ever made!!!Anytime I make them to take somewhere I always take along a few copies of the recipe because I always get asked for it. Everyone in my family loves them, I'm always asked to bring them to any gathering that we have. Be careful though, their addicting.

Nov 13, 2002

Took it to church for the Sunday morning coffee hour. I've never had so many requests for a recipe before. Its the BEST!


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  • Calories
  • 397 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 272 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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