Black Forest Cheesecake Bars

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by graniteangel

These are my own creation. I took a year and a half of baking and pastry at CC, but I still like my short cuts every once and a while. These are wonderful and quite easy. They are kind of messy though. VERY rich!

Top Review by Laureen in B.C.

These are really nice. I found that when tiring to spread the cream cheese the base was to hot and should be allowed to cool. What I did was to drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese and then I also, because I want this as a bar and not a desert I dropped spoonfuls of the cherries and bake it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 12 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 cup slivered toasted almond (optional)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 14 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 teaspoon bourbon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (20 ounce) can cherry pie filling


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine chocolate cake mix, butter and 1 egg. Once mixed through add the chocolate chips and toasted almonds. It will resemble cookie dough.
  3. Line 12x 8x baking dish with dough. Bake for 8 minutes or until set, but not dark brown.
  4. Cream together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, 1 egg and vanilla.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture over set crust and spread out evenly, but leaving a little room on the edges.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is set.
  7. Let cool completely and pour your pie filling over the top. Spread the filling over evenly and cut bars.

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