Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Sounds good. Haven't tried.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. For cake, combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bow. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, melted butter, and egg. Add flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until dough is moist and crumbly. Spread dough evenly in a prepared pan.
  3. For topping, a in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Reserve 2 tbsp on confectioner's sugar. With beaters on low speed, mix remaining confectioner's sugar into cream cheese mixture. Mix in melted butter until fully blended.
  4. Pour topping over dough and spread it evenly with a rubber spatula. Bake for 40-45 min or until topis set with a nicely golden crust, but inside is still slightly gooey and soft. Remove from oven and cool completely. Cut into squares. Just before serving, sprinkle with reserved 2 tbsp confectioner's sugar.
Most Helpful

I am aware of the fact that this is a butter cake, but I did commit a cardinal sin and did not only reduce the butter, but left it out from the topping ALLTOGETHER and also reduced the sugar by half. The cake was WONDERFULL! All creamy, smooth and sweet. No regrets!

rosslare April 05, 2009

This is a St.Louis favorite!! Originally started at Raznaick's Bakery, the recipe was then sold to Haas Bakeries Inc. and became a Missouri sensation. I have fond childhood memories of this wonderful and quite comforting dessert. It is so wonderful to see people like Paula Deen and Emeril Lagasse sharing their wonderful variations on this timeless recipe.

torrie.harp February 25, 2009

This is excellent! Especially yummy with a good cup of coffee.

MicheleE February 19, 2009