Chess Squares

Chess Squares Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
45 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Chess Squares

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

Leave a Comment

Delicious Recipes Using Springtime Produce

Delicious Recipes Using Springtime Produce

Kitchen Crew

Spring has sprung! OK... maybe that's wishful thinking in some parts of the country. But we are so close to warmer weather and farmers' markets bursting with spring produce. I'm...

12 Twists On Traditional Pb&j Recipe

12 Twists on Traditional PB&J

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Try these fun peanut butter and jelly recipes that reinvent a kid's classic. There's nothing basic about PB&J!

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...