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Make That Box Cake Mix in Your Cupboard into Brownie Cheesecake Bars Immediately!

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Enhancing a boxed cake mix is easiest way to fool the any foodie that you’re a pastry master! With 1 extra step you’ll have transformed a plain brownie into a tri-layered treat for everyone to marvel at!

Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate! A Fudgy cake bottom, a chocolatey cheesecake middle and a rich chocolate ganache on top will prove to anyone that box cake mixes can be transformed into a one-of-a-kind dessert!


For crust:

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on box for cakelike brownies

For filling:

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs

For topping:

  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Make brownie batter as directed on box for cakelike brownies. Measure out 1/2 cup batter; cover and refrigerate for later use. Spread remaining batter in bottom of pan. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  3. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar; beat until smooth. Add reserved 1/2 cup batter, 2 tablespoons whipping cream and the vanilla; beat until smooth. Add 2 eggs; beat just until blended. Spread evenly over cooled crust.
  4. Bake 26 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes.
  5. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 3/4 cup whipping cream uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Spread mixture on top of cheesecake layer. Refrigerate about 4 hours or until cooled completely. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

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