From the vault: recipe for easy and tasty cake
Published 6:56 pm, Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Easy 175 Cake
A reader asked about an easy cake recipe that included a cake mix, chocolate chips, cream cheese and powdered sugar.
I searched our archives and found this recipe that ran in the 1990s by former food editor Ann Criswell. The recipe looked so good, I figured I had better test it and share it with you. It is the perfect potluck dish because it has no frosting. It is more of a brownie than a cake, but no matter the name, it's delicious. Anyone know why it's called the Easy 175 Cake?
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Readers? Easy 175 Cake
1 devil's food cake mix
1 stick butter
3 eggs (divided use)
1 6-ounce package of chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
Mix together the cake mix, butter and 1 egg.
The more you stir, the stiffer it will get so make sure you mix thoroughly. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Mix cream cheese, remaining eggs and powdered sugar. Pour over the chips and nuts.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown. Do not overbake. Cool completely, then cut into squares.