“Granny Squares” or Easy Chessycake Bites

I got this recipe from a customer.  It is somewhat like a cheesecake in taste but way easier.  (Hmmmmm, there seems to be a them with the easy thing!  What can I say?  Work smarter not harder.)

I wanted to make this for our cover dish supper at the church tonight (ooops, last night, it’s 2:40am), but I didn’t have a yellow cake mix.  Sooooo, I used the German chocolate cake mix and it was just as good!!!  I didn’t get to take it to church because by the time decided what I wanted to fix and I found the ingredients in the garage (see post “Empty and Full”), there wasn’t time for it to bake.  Now I’ve got a lot of lemon lentil potato soup and Chocolate Granny Squares.  That will last a while (I hope.)

Preheat oven to 350˚.

Place 1 stick of butter in a 9 x 13 pan and put in oven to melt.

In a large bowl, mix with fork 1 box yellow cake mix (butter recipe) and 1 egg until totally combined.

In another large bowl, mix 8 oz. softened cream cheese, 1 tsp pure vanilla, 2 beaten eggs and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar.

Pat cake mixture over melted butter.

Top with cream cheese mixture.

Bake 30 minutes or until golden on top.

Cool before cutting into squares.

(optional: top with coconut flakes)




About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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