Chocolate Chess Squares

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Kathy

A rich and delicious dessert. Even got a thumbs up from my father-in-law on this recipe. Adapted from a Holly Berkowitz Clegg cookbook.

Top Tweak by Paul G.

Add 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder to the cream cheese mixture for a delicious double chocolate flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Combine cake mix, egg, butter, and water by hand.
  4. Now, pat the batter mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and egg whites until smooth.
  6. Add the vanilla extract. Pour mixture over batter.
  7. Bake 45 minutes or until top is golden, cool and cut into squares.

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