Two words can cure any Monday blues..
Butter cake originated in St. Louis and a chef of mine who had taken a trip there, came home with some for us to have years ago.. I was hooked!! Ever since I have played around with recipes and flavors.. Adding chocolate or fruit to it! However, my favorite still remains the classic butter cake!
This cake is simple, very few ingredients and only two steps.. but the ingredients may scare you! Remember, we all need to cheat every once in a while! Just tell yourself you will only have one slice (it’s a lie, but tell yourself that!) 😉
1 box of yellow cake mix (usually 16.5 oz)
3 eggs (1 for first layer, 2 for second)
1 stick of margarine (1/2 cup) , melted
8 oz pack of cream cheese
1 box of powdered sugar (1lb)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray or butter a 9×13 baking dish.
1, Combine the box of cake mix, 1 egg, and the melted margarine in a bowl. Using a wooden spoon, mix until blended. Your mix will be thick, that is ok! Pour into your prepared dish and using your fingers or the spoon, push down into an even thin layer.
2. In the same bowl, blend your cream cheese, 2 eggs and powdered sugar. Mix with your spoon and pour over cake layer.
3. Bake for 40 minutes, remove and let it cool for 5 minutes to set. Cut and serve!
*This cake is best served warm and fresh out of the oven (which is great because you will not want to wait for it to cool) or room temperature.*
There you have it.. Super easy and extremely delicious! Jazz it up with some powdered sugar or fresh fruit.. Smear some jelly over the top or just dip it into a nice hot cup of tea! Yummy Yum Yumm 🙂
If you are interested to learn about the history of butter cake check out its Wikipedia page here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooey_butter_cake
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