Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chess Squares

This very sweet dessert is a Southern classic. It's similar to chess pie, but much easier to make.
It's has a gooey filling. 
Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top to make them pretty.
 Bake in a 9x13 pan,
until golden and slightly puffed.
Let cool and cut into squares. Refrigerate leftovers.

Chess Squares

Cake Base
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg
Melt the butter in a large bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds. Add the cake mix and the egg and beat with a mixer until well blended. It will be a soft dough. Pat it into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

3 eggs
8-oz package cream cheese, softened
1t lemon extract or 1-2T lemon juice
1 lb box confectioners sugar
Beat the eggs with the cream cheese until blended. Mix in the lemon, then the sugar. Beat until smooth and pour over the crust. Bake @350 for 35-40 minutes.
12 servings



  1. If I save any more of your recipes I'm going to run out of room on my computer. Another winner to try.

  2. Ok went out and got all the ingredients.....Making it tomorrow.

  3. Just "stumbled" onto your blog from Pinterest. Your recipeds sound yummy--all my favorite things--cake mixes, root beer, lemon, and lime. Can't wait to try them.

  4. And, of course, chocolate. How could I have left that out?