Quick and Easy Chess Squares

great to bring to a bake sale
Quick and Easy Chess Squares
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Ingredients

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4 Large eggs divided
1 (15-18 oz) package Butter cake mix
½ cup Butter softened
1 (1 lb) box Confectioners' sugar
8 oz Cream Cheese softened
½ tsp Vanilla extract optional

Nutritional information

615
Calories
51g
Fat
39g
Carbohydrate
4g
Protein
206mg
Cholesterol
95mg
Sodium
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    This recipe for Quick and Easy Chess Squares is such a great one to make for a crowd or a bake sale. They are simple and sweet with a flaky top and crumbly crust. It makes 24 individual squares and it is easily customisable so you can make lemon squares or key lime squares depending on your mood!

    I start making these chess squares by beating cake mix with an egg and some butter. I spread this into the bottom of a baking pan. Then I make the cheese topping by beating cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, eggs and vanilla. If I prefer a different flavor, I substitute vanilla with lemon or lime juice.

    To make Quick and Easy Chess Squares, you will need the following ingredients:

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    So, how to make Quick and Easy Chess Squares?


    This video may vary from the original cook.me recipe

    Steps

    1
    Done
    5

    Heat the oven and prepare a baking pan

    Turn on the oven and preheat to 350 ˚F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.

    2
    Done
    2

    Beat an egg

    In a small bowl, lightly beat one of the eggs.

    3
    Done
    5

    Mix cake mix, butter and egg

    Mix the cake mix, butter, and the beaten egg together with an electric mixer in a large bowl. Beat the mixture on low speed until the mix begins to come together. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and press down firmly.

    4
    Done
    5

    Make topping

    In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the remaining eggs and vanilla (if using). Continue beating until you have a very smooth mixture.

    5
    Done
    1

    Spread mixture onto base

    Pour the cream cheese mixture onto the base and spread evenly to cover.

    6
    Done
    40

    Bake

    Place the chess squares in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until set and starting to brown.

    7
    Done
    1h

    Allow to cool

    Cool on a wire rack for a while, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill until completely cold.

    8
    Done

    Serve

    Cut into 24 equal squares and watch them disappear!

    These Quick and Easy Chess Squares will go down a treat for just about any occasion! Try it out soon and don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in your baking posts!

    Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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    Athina

    I love it! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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