Berry (Or Cherry) Cheesecake Bars

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by little_wing

You can do a lot of variations using different preserves. Simple and yummy with a nice presentation.

Top Review by Alskann

These were so easy to make and the taste reminds me of a cheese danish. They are very sweet so I cut them into small servings. They were a big hit at the BBQ I served them at.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box lemon cake mix
  • 12 cup corn flake crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages light cream cheese, softened
  • 12 cup sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup seedless strawberry preserves (or cherry, blueberry, raspberry, etc.)
  • 13 cup slivered almonds (or sliced)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Coat 13x9 dish with cooking spray.
  3. Set aside 1/2 cup of cake mix.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together remaining cake mix, cornflake crumbs, 1 egg and 1/4 c of the butter.
  5. Press into the bottom and partially up the sides of the greased baking dish.
  6. Combine cream cheese, sugar substitute, almond extract and remaining 2 eggs until smooth and spread over crust.
  7. Spoon dollops of preserves over cream cheese and swirl gently.
  8. Sprinkle reserved cake mix over top and drizzle with remaining butter.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with almonds and bake an additional 25 minutes or until set.
  11. Cook completely and chill for at least 2 hours.
  12. Cut into bars and serve slightly cool.

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