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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars

January 22, 2013Teresa

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars are the best. Chocolate lovers, this amazing dessert bar is absolutely divine! It’s filled with an ooey gooey cream cheese and powdered sugar icing-type filling. It’s layered on a base of  rich, chocolate Red Velvet and topped with luscious chocolate chips or red chocolate chips. A dusting with confectioners’ sugar finishes it off.

Double the chocolate, double delicious, double decadent, and double amazing. These wonderful dessert bars are elegant, classy, filled with Red Velvet goodness and perfect for holiday entertaining or Valentine’s Day.

I love Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and I decided I wanted to try my hand at making a Red Velvet variety. I used my basic Ooey Gooey Butter Cake recipe and switched out the regular yellow cake mix for a Red Velvet cake mix instead. I left the cream cheese filling the same except to color it with red food coloring. Then I added chocolate chips on top. Voila! Extra rich, chocolatey Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars. Oh, my!

If you’re looking for a spectacular dessert for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion consider these wonderful bars. They’re festive, beautiful, and very tempting. These are sure to be a big hit with your family and company. No one will be able to stop at just one!

When I first posted this recipe in January of 2013, I was still using a simple iPhone for my camera. The pictures were too busy, grainy, and it was really difficult to see the bars clearly.

I recently remade this recipe for some friends who came down with the flu, so I also shot some new pictures which more adequately depict the beauty and elegance of Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars. I noticed this time that the cream cheese layer was not as red as when I made it the first time, but the recipe turned out with the same great taste.

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Don’t  Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars look spectacular?

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Your company and friends will certainly love these chocolaty treats.

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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars are so festive, elegant, and beautiful! Not only is there a chocolate layer, but then there’s a cheesecake layer covered with chocolate chips! Whoa, Betsy!

Here’s what I did.

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These are the ingredients I used. Liquid red food coloring works better than the gel I used.

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For the crust: Place Red Velvet cake mix in a mixing  bowl. Add an egg and melted butter.

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Stir ingredients together with a fork, mashing any lumps from the cake mix until the dough is thoroughly mixed.

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Spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Spread cake mix mixture into bottom of sprayed pan.

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To make cheesecake filling: soften cream cheese. Add eggs, powdered sugar, food coloring and vanilla. (I used gel coloring but liquid food coloring actually works better and develops a darker red color).

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Mix with an electric mixer until well combined. If you want a redder color, add more food coloring.

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Spread cream cheese mixture over top of crust layer. 

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Sprinkle chocolate chips over top. You can also use red or red and green chocolate chips, as desired.

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Bake at 350 for about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Cool brownies completely. Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar. When dish is completely cool, cut into bars.

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Here’s a look at the ooey, gooey texture of Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake bars.

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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars are a delightful dessert during the holidays, Valentine’s Day, or other special occasions.

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Red Velvet and chocolate never tasted so great as they do in this lovely cheesecake bar!

Here’s the recipe.

RED VELVET GOOEY BUTTER CAKE BARS

(Recipe adapted from Angela Russell’s “Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Squares” when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX, and Duncan Hines Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake)

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This is a luscious and decadent red velvet bar that's ooey and gooey. This recipe uses a red velvet cake mix and then has a scrumptious cheesecake filling and chocolate chips or holiday red chocolate chips added to the filling. It's topped with sprinkled powdered sugar for a completely over-the-top dessert experience.
Instructions
  1. Mix cake mix, butter, and egg together.
  2. Press into a greased 9x13” baking pan or dish (or spray with cooking spray).
  3. Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar, vanilla, and food coloring until well mixed.
  4. Spread over top of crust layer.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  6. Bake at 350° for 60-75 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar.
  10. Cut into bars when cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Add 1 tsp. almond extract to cream cheese layer if you want additional flavor!

NOTE: You may want to refrigerate the bars before cutting, otherwise they are really gooey!

NOTE: Use red food coloring rather than gel if you want a redder color for the cream cheese layer.

Recipe source: adapted from Duncan Hines.
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[b]Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Angela Russell’s “Ooey Gooey Bars” when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX; and [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/” target=”_blank” title=”duncan hines”]Duncan Hines[/url] [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/recipes/cookies-bars/reynoldl/red-velvet-gooey-butter-cake/” target=”_blank” title=”red velvet gooey butter cake”]Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake[/url]
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Serves: 24
This is a luscious and decadent red velvet bar that’s ooey and gooey. This recipe uses a [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/” target=”_blank” title=”duncan hines”]red velvet cake mix [/url]and then has a scrumptious cheesecake filling and chocolate chips or holiday red chocolate chips added to the filling. It’s topped with sprinkled powdered sugar for a completely over-the-top dessert experience.
Ingredients
  • 1 [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/” target=”_blank” title=”duncan hines”]Duncan Hines[/url] Red Velvet cake mix
  • 1 stick [url href=”http://www.landolakes.com/” target=”_blank” title=”land o’ lakes unsalted butter”]Land O’ Lakes[/url] unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 .68-oz. [url href=”http://www.wilton.com/” target=”_blank” title=”wilton”]Wilton[/url] red gel food coloring (more concentrated than liquid), or more, if a stronger red color is desired
  • ½ cup [url href=”http://www.nestleusa.com/” target=”_blank” title=”nestle’s chocolate chips”]Nestle’s[/url] Tollhouse chocolate chips or red chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix cake mix, butter, and egg together.
  2. Press into a greased 9×13” baking pan or dish (or spray with cooking spray).
  3. Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar, vanilla, and food coloring until well mixed.
  4. Spread over top of crust layer.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  6. Bake at 350° for 60-75 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar.
  10. Cut into bars when cool.
Notes
Add 1 tsp. almond extract to cream cheese layer if you want additional flavor![br][br]You may want to refrigerate the bars before cutting, otherwise they are really gooey!
Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most awesome #RedVelvet #Brownies ever! The luscious #cheesecake layer is ooey, gooey, decadent & delicious! Terrific #ValentinesDay #dessert.

Everyone loves these spectacular dessert bars and you will, too! Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars are fantastic anytime you’re craving a delicious chocolate dessert bar!

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most awesome #RedVelvet #Brownies ever! The luscious #cheesecake layer is ooey, gooey, decadent & delicious! Terrific #ValentinesDay #dessert.

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars are so decadent, so rich, so chocolatey, so sumptuous!

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most awesome #RedVelvet #Brownies ever! The luscious #cheesecake layer is ooey, gooey, decadent & delicious! Terrific #ValentinesDay #dessert.

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars are perfect for Valentine’s Day parties!

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Print Recipe
Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake Bars BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This is a luscious and decadent red velvet bar that's ooey and gooey. This recipe uses a red velvet cake mix and then has a scrumptious cheesecake filling and chocolate chips or holiday red chocolate chips added to the filling. It's topped with sprinkled powdered sugar for a completely over-the-top dessert experience.
Instructions
  1. Mix cake mix, butter, and egg together.
  2. Press into a greased 9x13” baking pan or dish (or spray with cooking spray).
  3. Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar, vanilla, and food coloring until well mixed.
  4. Spread over top of crust layer.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  6. Bake at 350° for 60-75 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar.
  10. Cut into bars when cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Add 1 tsp. almond extract to cream cheese layer if you want additional flavor!

NOTE: You may want to refrigerate the bars before cutting, otherwise they are really gooey!

NOTE: Use red food coloring rather than gel if you want a redder color for the cream cheese layer.

Recipe source: adapted from Duncan Hines.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

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