Monday, January 28, 2013

Simply Delicious Chess Squares

I can remember the first time I sank my teeth into a chess square. The thought, "died and went to heaven" crossed my mind. A friend of mine's Mom fixed a pan for dessert and I thought they were yellow brownies. There's just something so decadent about these sugary treats that makes you love them so much you don't want to quit eating them, but after two or three, you're good for a while. 

Yes, you did read the ingredients correctly. One whole box of Confectioner's sugar. Get out the milk folks, you're going to need a big glass!
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 box Confectioner’s sugar
  • 1-8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease and flour a 9x13 baking dish
  3. In a large bowl mix together cake mix, 1 egg and 1 stick of butter. Press this mixture into bottom of baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl mix Confectioner’s sugar with softened cream cheese and three eggs. Pour on top of crust mixture.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.

I have a teal, plastic serrated knife that cuts through chess squares and brownies perfectly once they're cooled.


  1. We call this Interstate Cake bc it travels well and doesn't have a lot of bad crumbs. This yummy cake has many names. Very good and easy cake. Rich.

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