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Red Velvet Bars
Makes 24 Bars
*18.25-package German chocolate cake mix, Betty Crocker
*1 stick butter, softened
*1 egg
*1 ounce red food coloring, McCormick
*2 packages (8-ounces each) cream cheese, softened, Philadelphia
*1/2 cup sugar
*2 eggs
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract, McCormick
1Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9"X13" foil pan with cooking spray; set aside.
2In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, beat cake mix, butter, egg and food coloring until combined.
3Press cake mixture into prepared pan; set aside.
4In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat to combine.
5Spread cream cheese mixture over cake layer.
6Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until bars just begin to pull away from sides. Cool completely before cutting.
Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee from Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade Gatherings, Meredith Books, 2006