Neiman-Marcus Butter Cake
Neiman Marcus Butter Cake is a deliciously rich dessert that is easy to make. A nice cake to serve guests. If using a glass baking dish, reduce baking temperature to 325 degrees F and keep the same baking time.
- 1 pkg. pillsbury pudding-including yellow cake mix (Pillsbury brand makes a big difference in the outcome of the cake, 2-layer size)
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 8 oz. cream cheese, room temp.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 lb. powdered sugar Note: I think 1 lb. of powdered sugar is too sweet. I used 1/2 cup of sugar. Add according to your taste.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Pour cake mix into mixing bowl.
Mix in 1 slightly beaten egg and butter to a moist dough consistency.
Press mixture evenly in baking pan.
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, remaining eggs and vanilla together until creamy.
Beat in sugar gradually, until smooth; this takes several minutes.
Pour cream cheese mixture over dough in baking pan.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Watch carefully so base doesn't get too brown.
The cheese mixture sinks into the center somewhat, leaving a firmer crust around the edges.
Cut into squares to serve.
Some cooks sprinkle powdered sugar or pecans over the top of the baked cake or garnish it with fresh strawberries.
Servings per recipe: 12