11 Reviews

This cake is simply excellant. I made this for a friends birthday. I added 1/8 cup of butterscotch chips and 1/8 cup of toffee bits to the cream cheese mixture for him. After the cake had cooled I sprinkled icing sugar on top of it and finished it with a little drizzle of caramel, then I put it in the fridge. He and his family really enjoyed it. It was very quick and easy to make and turned out to be very rich and creamy with an amazing flavour. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Baby Kato January 24, 2007

the best taste but a lot of calories but who cares when you taste it you will want more

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gcarroll247 July 12, 2012

I made up this recipe and it was quick and easy. It did take more like 45 minutes to bake in my oven, but it turned out beautifully. They are great chilled or at room temperature. Thanks for posting!

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Mommy2two May 22, 2011

This is such a great and easy recipe. I made it before the holidays and ever since my boyfriend has been asking me to make them again. Good if you want a quick dessert. Great to pack for lunch or just for the family.

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Sunshine6236 January 09, 2011

This is fabulous! I used 2 yellow jiffy cake mixes (at 9 oz each) and used light cream cheese (because it is all I had). A lot of people thought this was lemon bars. Wonderful taste, unlike other cakes I have had before. And it was so easy. Something I will make again.

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ladypit September 25, 2010

My mom used to make something like this so it brought back memories. It's yummy made with other flavors of cake mix also.

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Alisa Lea July 07, 2008

WOW! This cake had a different kick to it that was phenomenal! I made this one weekend just for the heck of it and my family devoured it in less than an hour!! ::question:: why is it called "chess" cake?

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AndysGirl April 24, 2008

Wow! Words cannot describe how good this is. TOTALLY addictive!!! This is one of those recipes I expect to still be making 30 years from now. I expect my future children and grandchildren to have some fond memories of this cake. This is one of those all-time great heirloom recipes- and it's easy too! Thanks so much!!!!!

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jenlongberry January 10, 2007

My mother and aunt started making these when I was a little girl, and we've always loved them. This is such a delicious treat!!!! I want to hide this when I make it so that I can have it all myself! If I don't hide it, it's gone in no time. It's similar to lemon bars- but no lemon, just cream cheese. YUMMMMMM!!!!!!

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Cookingfor7 January 04, 2007

My family has been making this since I was a little girl. It's always a favorite. I had lost the recipe and so happy to find the same one here. This is so rich and yummy that you can't eat much of it!

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kathiok December 24, 2006
Chess Cake