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Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Double-Layer Cheesecake Bars

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by J.C. Taggart

The combination of the yellow cake mix, chocolate chips, and cream cheese will make this dessert a favorite of your friends and family!

Double-Layer Cheesecake Bars


1 – regular size package yellow cake mix

1/4 cup canola oil
3 large eggs, room temperature, divided use
1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chips, divided
3 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


~Preheat oven to 350°.

~Reserve one cup dry cake mix for filling.

~In a large bowl, combine oil, one egg, and remaining cake mix; stir until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13×9-in. baking pan. Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes.

~Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream, heavy cream, vanilla, and reserved cake mix. Add remaining eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Remove two cups for chocolate topping; pour remaining batter over crust.

~For topping, melt remaining chocolate chips. Stir into reserved cream cheese mixture; spoon over filling.

~Bake until center is almost set, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for one hour on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least four hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

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