Cheesecake Squares

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who often need to consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional needs.

You can make this yummy dessert now and freeze the leftovers to eat later.

Prep time: 50 minutes


Bottom layer:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 box pudding-style yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick (8 tbsp.) butter, melted

Middle layer:

  • 12 oz. cream cheese
  • 51/2 c. confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs


  • 1/4 c. confectioner's sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F (176º C).
  2. Mix together all the ingredients listed to make the bottom layer and spread in a greased 9x13-inch pan.
  3. Mix together the remaining ingredients to make the middle layer and spread over cake mixture.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes.
  5. Cool and sprinkle with 1/4 c. confectioner's sugar.

Serves: 15

Serving size: 31/2-inch x 21/2-inch square

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
482 calories
4 g protein
18 g fat
378 mg sodium
77 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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