This is Shelby's absolute favorite dessert. His grandma used to make it for him and then his mom. I was a little nervous the first time I made it because Grandma's cooking is always a lot to live up to! It turns out that it is really easy to make; you just have to be careful not to over bake it. Anyway, it is absolutely delicious and I understand why he used to polish off an entire tray of it in a day when he was younger. :) It is really rich and sweet so it is perfect alongside a cup of coffee.
1 Yellow Cake Mix, dry (do not add the ingredients called for on the box)
1 Egg, beaten
1 Stick (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter, softened
In a large bowl, mix together well with a fork. Mixture will be dry and crumbly. Press in bottom of 9x13" cake pan.
8oz Cream Cheese, softened
16oz Powdered Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and well blended. Pour over cake mixture.
Bake at 325F for 55 minutes or until edges are very light brown and slightly puffy as shown below. Let cool completely before serving.
This quickly goes from perfectly done to over cooked so be careful not to leave it in too long. It will still be edible if you over cook it but you may have to cut off the edges and the cake layer won't be as soft and chewy.