Black Forest Cheesecake Squares


  • 1 pkg Fudge Marble cake mix
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 3 pkgs (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
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Black Forest Cheesecake Squares

Time: 20 minutes prep, 50 minutes cook
Servings: 48 servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13" X 9" baking pan.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of dry cake mix and swirl pouch and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine remaining cake mix, oil and 1 egg at low speed until dough forms. Press in bottowm and 1 inch up the sides of greased pan. Bake for 8 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Blend in reserved 1 cup cake mix, sugar, sour cream and shipping cream at low speed. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed until creamy.
  7. Reserve 2 cups of cheese mixture.
  8. Spoon remaining cheese mixture over crust.
  9. Add reserved swirl pouch to reserved cheese mixture, blend well.
  10. Spoon chocolate mixture evenly over the cheese mixture.
  11. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until edges are set and center is almost set. Do not overbake. Run knife around sides of pan. Cool to room temperature on wire rack.
  12. Spoon fruit filling over top of cheesecake. Refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. Store in refrigerator. Makes 48 bars or squares.
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A Black Forest Cheesecake Squares dessert for a party or a group event or potluck.


  • Foodessa
    September 2, 2010
    Mitch...I just shared your simple recipe to my Sister-in-law who'll be having a party this coming weekend...and she was thrilled ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    • misty
      October 16, 2010
      **Drooling** I'll be trying this ASAP! Thanks :)
      • Robyn Savoie
        October 6, 2013
        Wow...Looks fabulous. Definitely trying this.


        • ShaleeDP
          February 17, 2014
          This is a good dessert. I love it.
          • J. Gino Genovesi
            October 6, 2013
            This is very similar to my rocky road brownies. Yummy J. Gino
            • misty
              November 26, 2010
              I decided to make this for Thanksgiving, but I couldn't find Fudge Marble cake mix anywhere! I ended up using a dark chocolate cake mix instead and, when it came time to use the "swirl pouch", I used about 1/3 of a cup of chocolate ganache. It was amazing and the family was giving thanks for the recipe!!
              • September 6, 2010
                I LOVE THE CAKE
                • Micheline
                  September 2, 2010
                  Great! Thanks Foodessa. Let me know if it was a hit!