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Double Chocolate Red Velvet Chess Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate-cake-recipes, double-chocolate-red-velvet-chess-bars, red-velvet-desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 263kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • Crust:
  • 1 15.25 oz box red velvet cake
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • Filling:
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese softened
  • 1 16 oz box powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped, melted and cooled slightly
  • whipped cream for serving optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Liberally spray a 13 x 9-inch non stick metal baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cake mix, ½ cup melted butter and 1 large egg. Beat until fully moistened. Press into the bottom of the pan.
  • In the same mixing bowl whip together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and melted butter until creamy
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the creamed mixture. Beat for one minute or until fully combined.
  • Pour the filling over the crust. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the center still moves when gently shaken.
  • Cool on a baking rack in the pan. Store chilled.
  • Serve chilled or bring to room temperature prior to serving topped with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg