Gooey Butter Cake
A St. Louis tradition, recipe from Paula Deen.
Makes 12 bars.
1 stick melted butter
1 box yellow cake mix
8oz softened cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar(about 2 cups)
1.5 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 13x9 baking dish.
Combine crust ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the crust mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine filling ingredients and mix well. Poor filling over crust.
Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until crust is golden brown. Let cool completely then cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.