This particular dessert I've never had or heard of before. The pin that I have saved calls it "Texas Gold" and the website calls it "Chess Squares." All I know, it that it's easy to prepare, only uses 5 ingredients, and a hit with my family.
Kevin & Amanda's blog, talks about how they wanted to originally try making something called "Crack Pie" (I hope to try this one day!), a dessert from Momofuku Milk Bar in New York. They were turned off from trying it because of the 22 ingredients and almost 2+ hour prep time! Thank goodness they shared this quick version!
Alas, the recipe and directions:
1 box yellow cake mix
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 cups (1 lb) powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 300 and spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray. Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg to a soft dough. Press into the bottom of the pan. Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and remaining two eggs until smooth, about 1-2 mins. Pour on top of crust. Bake at 300 for 40-50 minutes until top is golden brown.
|Fresh from the oven!|
|A slice that was devoured in under a minute ;)|
Don't be tempted to bake it longer when the cooking time is up because the middle isn't brown! You'll run the risk of loosing that gooey texture! As long as the edges are brown, you're fine. :) My husband, who is the only one in the house without a serious sweet tooth (unfortunately my kids have my sweet tooth), said that this dessert was the right amount of sweet for him. It wasn't over powering and he enjoyed the texture.