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is that a chess cake?

With all the blizzardy things going on outside, I’ve been in the mood to bake some yummy treats. This recipe happens to be one of the boy’s families favorites that I’ve fallen in love with over the years.

This is a recipe that I was introduced to when I started dating the boy almost 9 years ago. His mother and grandmother make this cake for him on his birthday and he loves it. He’s not a sweets eater, so if you find him chowing down on something sweet, you know it’s totally worth it. This simple cake recipe is very similar to the St. Louis, Gooey Butter Cake with some slight changes and a totally different back story. I’ve been told it’s a southern “thing”. Enjoy!  (read the family story above on the recipe card)

What You’ll Need:
1 package golden butter cake mix (I used Pillsbury)
4 eggs
1 stick butter
8 oz. cream cheese
1 lbs. powder sugar

First, mix together cake mix, 1 egg & 1 stick of butter. Once mixed, press into 9×13 in baking pan to create a “crust”.

Second, mix together 3 eggs, 8 oz cream cheese, powder sugar. Pour mixture onto the first layer and spread evenly across the bottom of the pan.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes

Do you have any family recipes that are worth sharing? I think the online blogging community should make a cook book. What do you think?

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