Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Celebrating Southern: Food (namely dessert!)

Today's I'm linking up with Leslie from A Blonde Ambition to tell you what I think makes a Southern girl. I think it's pretty important around these parts to have an excellent Southern dessert in your repertoire.

Neiman Marcus Bars

Absolutely, hands-down the best thing I have ever tasted. I am somewhat famous for this dessert with friends and family, and am asked to make it often for gatherings. We've talked about this recipe before here at Sasha Says, and it seems in other parts of the country it has some other names: Chesscake, Butter Puffs and of course Paula Deen calls it Gooey Butter Cake.

Neiman Marcus Bars
  • 1 box Duncan Hines Deluxe yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter (I use Parkay)
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese (I use Philly 1/3 less fat)
  • 1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar
  • glass pan (this is very important- must be a glass pan)
Combine: 1 egg beaten, 1 stick melted butter, and cake mix. Pat stiff dough in 9X13 pan that has been sprayed w/ Pam.

Combine: cream cheese, 2 eggs, and entire box of powdered sugar. Pour this over dough.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until top is golden brown. I let them cool and then store them in the fridge.

For a pineapple version, I use a Pineapple Supreme cake mix, and add a drained 20 oz can of crushed pineapple to the topping along with an extra egg.

Do you have a dessert your are known for?


Unknown said...

Yummmm!! These sounds amazing!!

Anonymous said...

This makes SO much more sense now! :)

The buttermilk chess pies we make around here are maybe some eggs, a teensy bit of cornmeal...weird, I know!