Growing up my mother was not the best cook on the block but she sure could bake. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree in this case. While I enjoy cooking and attempting to make edible dishes, it just isn’t my thing. You should stick to what your good at in and out of the kitchen. I’m good at burning things and also setting the smoke alarm off. That alone tells me that my culinary interests should be channeled to something more productive. Now when it comes to baking I’m your girl.
There is one recipe she made that quickly became popular in our home and during the holidays. My mom called them “Chess Bars” but I always thought of them to be more of an Ooey Gooey Cake Batter Bar. They are made with a few simple ingredients including yellow cake mix, powdered sugar, and cream cheese. The cake mix cooks into a chewy buttery crust that melts in your mouth while the top layer is sweet and gooey. These are delicious but very indulgent and rich!
- 1 package of yellow cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 stick of butter
- 8 oz. softened cream cheese
- 1 box of powdered sugar (16 oz.)
- Heat oven to 350° F. Butter or spray 9×13 inch glass dish.
- Combine cake mix, one egg, and butter in large bowl. Blend together and press into the bottom of dish.
- Combine cream cheese, two eggs, and powdered sugar. Blend with hand mixer until creamy and thick.
- Pour mixture over cake layer.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden.
- Once cooled off place in the refrigerator to firm. (These taste much better cold!)
Do you have any yummy recipes that bring you back to your childhood?