The name doesn’t lie! Our nod to the famous St. Louis dessert starts with a vanilla butter cake base topped with a gooey cream cheese layer that’s too good to resist. Waiting for these to cool completely before cutting them into pieces is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do—they smell amazing right out of the oven—but take one bite and you’ll know they’re worth the wait. (Tip: for just the right amount of “gooey,” make sure to use a 9×9-inch pan and not an 8×8.)
1 box yellow cake mix, dry (not prepared)
8 Tablespoons butter (melted)
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
2 eggs (beaten)
16 oz. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter and egg. Mix until smooth and well combined.
Pat and press dough evenly over the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking pan. Set aside.
In a separate large bowl, beat and cream the cream cheese. Add the eggs and beat until smooth for a minute or two. Add powdered sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
Pour over crust and bake at 350 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes or until done. Do not over bake.
When done, remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into bars.