When I go home to Greensboro, one of my favorite activities is sorting through my mom's recipe box and cookbooks. She has quite a collection of what I would consider 'vintage' cookbooks and I stumbled upon this gem of recipe in a Junior League cookbook from the '70s.
These Chess Squares could not be easier to throw together and would be a great project for the kiddos too. The ingredient list is super short and all you will need is two bowls, a mixer and this sweet treat will be oven-ready in under 5 minutes.
The results are a golden brown, buttery, creamy delight that anyone can put together in a snap.
*1 box Duncan Hines butter cake mix
* 1 stick butter, melted
* 1 egg, beaten
*1 box confectioners sugar (I used 3/4 a box for a little less sweetness)
* 8oz cream cheese, softened
* 3 eggs
Preheat oven to 325. Stir butter and 1 egg into cake mix with a wooden spoon. Press cake mix into a 13X9 pan.
For the topping, beat together sugar, cream cheese, and 3 eggs. Pour over the cake mixture. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Cut into squares when cool.