Go Back
+ servings
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

Teresa Ambra
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 sprinkled with powdered sugar for a completely over-the-top dessert experience.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 215 kcal


  • 1 9x13" glass baking dish
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 electric mixer
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 1 spatula


  • 1 box Red Velvet cake mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. red food coloring or more, if a stronger red color is desired
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or red chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar for garnish


  • Mix cake mix, butter, and egg together.
  • Press into a greased 9x13” baking pan or dish (or spray with cooking spray).
  • In another mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar, vanilla, and food coloring with an electric mixer until well mixed.
  • Spread over top of crust layer.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 60-75 minutes or until mixture tests done with a toothpick.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Cool completely.
  • Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar.
  • Cut into bars when cool.


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: inspired from Duncan Hines.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen


Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 225mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 157IUCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brownie, cheesecake, chocolate, cookie, red velvet, red velvet dessert
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!