Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake Bars

For Election Day 2012, I decided I would need some snacky foods to nervously eat while I watched the results come in…and because I’m super cheesy I wanted to make some red desserts to appropriately commemorate the occasion 🙂 Strawberry cake bars. Absolutely.


(Twizzlers – one of the only red candies I could find! haha)


1 box strawberry cake mix

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup greek yogurt

1/2 cup apple sauce

2 eggs

8 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup powdered sugar


Combine cake mix, water, yogurt, apple sauce and 1 egg into mixer. Blend well. The combo of greek yogurt and applesauce adds so much moisture without adding butter or oil!


Pour ~1/2 of the mixture into 9×13 pan.

In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 egg.


Drizzle this mixture over the strawberry mixture.


Pour remaining strawberry mixture on top and swirl with a knife.


Bake at 350 for ~25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


Let cool and cut into ~15 squares.



Yum. So fluffy and moist. I ate 4 while I watched the results come in 🙂 oops…



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