Friday, November 2, 2007

Smushy Cake

Growing up my mother made this cake and called it a Neiman-Marcus Cake. My sister and I renamed it Ooey Gooey Cake. Madison has now renamed it Smushy Cake and it is one of her favorites. It's a great cake to make with just a few ingredients. It's not very pretty- but it sure is yummy- especially fresh out of the oven!

1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, melted

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 box powdered sugar

Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray. Combine cake mix, 1 stick melted butter and 1 egg in mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Pat into the bottom of the 9 x 13 pan and set aside.

Filling: In another mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth then add eggs and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar and beat well. Pour over cake mixture and spread until smooth. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. This is NOT a cake that should look done- it's supposed to be gooey in the center so do NOT over bake it. Cut fairly small pieces because it is RICH. Serve warm.

TIP OF THE DAY: There are tons of variations for this recipe:

  • Banana: Add two ripe bananas to the filling mixture

  • Chocolate: Use a chocolate cake mix and sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts on the top before baking

  • Carrot: Use a spice cake mix and add nuts and 1 and 1/2 cups of shredded carrots to the filling mixture

  • Pumpkin: Add a 15 ounce can of pumpkin and an extra egg to the filling mixture

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Doodle's Funeral Salad