Cake 'n Cheesecake

"This is my family's absolute favorite dessert. Found it in the Detroit Free Press newspaper in the early 70's. Very easy to make and soooo delicious!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
1 pie




  • Cheesecake topping:

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar together until well blended, then mix in sour cream and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time, then set aside.
  • Cake batter:

  • Sift dry ingredients together. Cream butter and sugar, then beat in eggs, then milk and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients.
  • Grease and flour a deep 9-inch Pyrex pie plate, or a 9 x 9-inch square pan. Spread cake batter over bottom and sides, spreading much thinner on sides. Spoon cheesecake mixture over batter.
  • Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes, until cheesecake is set. Spread with sour cream topping, then return to oven for another 5 minutes. Cool, then refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • Sour cream topping:

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  1. freemyer
    Just FYI, this recipe was a winner in the 1963 Pillsbury Bake Off, developed by a lady named Imogene from Paramount, California. I still have the original newspaper with the recipe printed.
  2. Me Be KT
    Well, I'd have to say that I was very surprised to find this recipe already on Recipezaar! I was curious as to whether my grandma made it up or not. But, no, this recipe is word for word, just like my grandma's recipe she has used since the 70's as well! You beat me to the punch posting it, but nonetheless, it deserves to be posted--and you're right-on, it's our favorite dessert, too! This is what I request for my birthday in lieu of cake every year. Thank you for posting for all to see! God bless!
  3. Darkhunter
    Wow! What a star! Love the combination of cake & cheesecake. I'd like to see the cheesecake topping a little thicker, but, believe me, I am not complaining! Thnx for posting your recipe, Nancy. Made for PAC Spring 2010. You've been adopted!
  4. luvbakn
    My aunt asked me to find this recipe and bake it for Thanksgiving. I knew I would find it here! Topped with fresh berries and glazed the entire cake. It was perfect! Thank you for sharing.



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