Sunday, 12 December 2010

RED VELVET BARS

I saw these red velvet bars on a recent episode of Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee.  I gave them a try and I thought they ended up tasting really good.  The cake part has the same texture as a brownie and they tasted exactly like a  cheesecake brownie.  They were so easy to make.  I cut the recipe in half and baked them for 42 minutes.
Red Velvet Bars
adapted from: Sandra Lee

Bars:
1 stick (8 Tbl.) butter, softened
1 german chocolate cake mix
1 egg
1 oz. bottle red food coloring


Cream Cheese Layer:
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  For the bars: combine butter, cake mix, egg and red food coloring.  Batter will be stiff.  Spread into a greased 9X13 inch cake pan.  For the cream cheese layer:  Beat together the cream cheese and sugar until creamy.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Spread over batter.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bars barely start to pull away from sides of pan.  Cool completely before cutting.  

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