So a couple weekends ago I was hanging out with some friends and one of them mentioned this fabulous dessert that a friend had brought for dinner at their house. 'They were called butter bars and they were so good we just couldn't stop eating them'. So of course I found a recipe and made them. And then made them again. And once more in chocolate. Uh, so they were a hit and SO easy!
1 yellow cake mix (I used chocolate today and they were good too- I liked them better chilled than warm though)
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
Beat butter until it's smooth (but don't melt it- leave it out on the counter for 30 minutes to soften) and then add the egg and cake mix. Mix until it it fully combined and all 'stuck' together.
Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
1 package (8 ounces) of cream cheese
1 tsp of vanilla
2 cups of powdered sugar (although I think I'll cut it to 1 1/2 cups if I do chocolate again)
Cream the cream cheese, then add the rest of the remaining ingredients. Pour on top of cake mixture. Spread evenly over 'crust'.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove after 30 minutes and sprinkle with powdered sugar while hot. The center won't look done- but trust me it is.
I've served it hot, at room temperature and chilled. It's quite lovely at all temperatures. I to prefer the chocolate based one chilled. Mmm... enjoy!
And appearing in chocolate....