I bit into what had to be one of the most delicious desserts I had ever eaten. As I savored each and every bite until not a single crumb remained on my plate I wondered what ingredients went into such a perfect treat. And when my friend told me I couldn’t believe my ears.
Only five ingredients? A cake mix? Was that even possible? I took another piece and contemplated how such a decadent square of gooey cake goodness could be so easy to make. Never again will I question a semi-homemade recipe like this one. It turns out that in some cases they might even be BETTER than homemade!
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 two remaining eggs until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Pour on top of crust. Bake at 300 for 40-50 minutes until top is golden brown.
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Quick tip: Try this recipe with a different flavor cake mix—strawberry and red velvet make festive holiday options.
Photo attribution and recipe courtesy of: @ Home with the Ayres.