½ cup (1 stick or 8 tablespoons) butter, softened to room temperature
1½ teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoons water
1 box yellow cake mix
½ cup allpurpose flour
12 ounces cream cheese (1½ packages), softened to room temperature
¾ teaspoon vanilla
1½ pounds (about 5½ cups) powdered sugar plus more for dusting
Preheat oven to 300° F. Grease or coat a 13x9x2 metal baking pan
with cooking spray.
To prepare crust:
In mixing bowl, combine the butter, egg, and vanilla; beat with an
electric mixer until well blended. Add water, cake mix, and flour;
beat until well combined. Pat into the bottom of the prepared of the
13x9x2 greased baking pan.
To prepare filling:
In mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until
smooth, about 2 minutes. Add 3 eggs and vanilla and beat until
combined. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating just until
well blended and smooth. Pour topping over the crust and spread
Bake at 300° F for 50 to 55 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Cool completely. Dust top with 3 to 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar prior to serving