Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Tennessee Chess Cake

This is one of the desserts I used to make often. It is very sweet, but luscious. More like a cheesecake bar. This recipe makes a 9"x12" pan. I think you could adapt it by adding lemon zest or juice for flavoring in the topping.

1 stick of softened butter
1 yellow cake mix
1 egg

Mix well by hand and pat out in an ungreased baking pan.

8 oz softened cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar
3 eggs

Mix all together using an electric mixer. Pour on top of the crust mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Cool and then cut into squares.


marye said...

that looks alot like a gooey butter cake recipe. :) Yum.

Becky said...

I saw Paula Dean do something similar a couple of years ago that she called a 'gooey cake'. I think they are the same thing.