Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Chess Cake?

I had decided I wasn't cooking dinner tonight because I just wasn't feeling well today. The change in the weather has affected my allergies and I've just been feeling yucky the past couple days. But after dinner tonight, which was leftover beef stew, I was feeling a little better. My husband has been asking me for a while now to make this cake that he loves, so I decided I felt up to making it tonight.

The cake I made is the first dessert my husband ever baked for me while we were dating. Actually, now I that I think about it, it's probably the only dessert he's ever baked for me aside from break and bake cookies. The original recipe was one that he got from his roommate's grandmother. Of course he doesn't have the recipe now so I had to look it up online. Well I finally found a recipe for chess cake. I'm not sure this should really be called a cake, though. It's more like a cream cheese bar or square to me. Whatever you call it, it's a very rich and very sweet dessert. Not a pretty "cake", but still very delicious.

Chess Cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, 2 eggs, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Put into prepared pan.
  3. In another bowl, Beat cream cheese until smooth. Blend in 1/2 cup melted butter and 2 eggs. Gradually beat in the confectioner's sugar. Pour over the crust mixture already in the pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Cool.
Cut into squares.

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Jaime said...

those sound a lot like paula deen's gooey butter cakes! very good, but so rich!

Kayte said...

yummm!!! i've never heard of chess cake before. this looks very yummy.