Rating: 4.1 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

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

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • 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.

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread evenly over cake base.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 53.6g; fat 19.1g; cholesterol 62.6mg; sodium 271.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2005
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. Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2003
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. Read More
(5)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2005
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. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2002
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! Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2003
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. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2003
This was a good dessert but not what I was expecting. I thought it would be more like cheesecake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2002
I took this cheescake to potluck the other night and I had 3 ladies wanting the recipe...it was delicious! And very easy to make. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
06/10/2008
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:) Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
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. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2002
Took it to church for the Sunday morning coffee hour. I've never had so many requests for a recipe before. Its the BEST! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/15/2007
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. Read More
(3)