In honor of Father’s Day, I mixed up a batch of these for my father in law (who still calls them lemon squares every time even though there’s not a drop of lemon in them). These are his absolute favorites, and, in fact, we all love them. The blasted things are crack. If I wasn’t giving them as a gift, I’d eat half the batch. They’re so super simple and easy. But very very rich. Be sure to have a glass of milk handy!
- 1 box yellow cake mix (whatever the cheapest is)
- 3 eggs
- 1 box of powdered sugar
- 1 block of cream cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish/pan with cooking spray (I use the one for baking)
- Scramble one egg lightly and mix with the cake mix. The result will be a sort of damp, crumbly mixture. Press this into the bottom of the pan with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
- In a tall bowl, mix the room temperature cream cheese, other 2 eggs, and the powdered sugar. Be sure to use a tall bowl and not a shallow one or you’ll get the icing everywhere. I sure did. I think there’s still a smear on the coffee pot…
- Pour this mixture over the top of the crust and spread evenly.
- Bake for 45 minutes and allow to cool before cutting.
Now you all know that I am all about cutting the fat in stuff. You can’t do it in this. I’ve tried. It doesn’t work. Do yourself a favor and don’t try to cut corners.