Chess Squares

Chess Squares Recipe

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Daphnie Walker


These are rich, & decadent, & totally yummy. My Mom & I make these in alternating flavors, to see who can come up with the best one. This is a recipe that you can play with, adjusting the flavor to suit yourself. Just change the flavor of the cake mix, & the extract that you use. I like Butter & vanilla myself, but caramel, & vanilla is also good.


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15 Min
45 Min


  • 1 box
    cake mix, butter flavor
  • 1
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 box
    powdered sugar
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Chess Squares


  1. Mix the cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick of softened butter, together. Spread it on the bottom of a 9" by 13" pan
  2. Cream the room temp cream cheese, till light & fluffy, add the 2, lightly beaten eggs, mix until everything is well mixed. Add the powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. of extract, your choice of flavor, I like pure vanilla, or butter, but it is your treat, so once you are comfortable with the recipe, then play with it. Bake at 350, for 45 minuets. NO LONGER. DON'T OVER BAKE! Let cool completely, before cutting.

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About Chess Squares

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #Cream, #cheese, #mix

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