Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday's Bread Bowl: Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

Bite into an ooey and gooey treat

Try this recipe to have a different spin on red velvet cake.  The cheesecake and red velvet flavors combine to form bang on desert flavors that red cake lovers will enjoy from start to finish.

What you will need:

1 (9 x 13 inch) pyrex baking dish
1 standing mixer w/ bowl
1 baking spatula
1 medium-sized bowl
Cooking spray
1 red velvet cake mix
3 eggs
1 stick of butter, softened
 2 cups cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
Whipped topping (optional)
1 tspn vanilla extract

Cooking and Directions:

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.  Grease baking dish with cooking spray.  Combine cake mix, 1 egg, and butter in medium-sizedbowl.  Mix well with baking spatula. The mixture will become very dense.   Spread this batter into baking dish to make flat layer with an even thickness from one end to the other.  Set aside.  Now, combine sugar and cream cheese in mixerbowl.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Spread cream cheese mixture over red velvet layer.  Bake for 45 minutes until bars’ edges start to pull away from the sides of the baking dish.  Let dish completely cool before slicing into sweet bars.  You may top each piece with whipped cream right before serving.      

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