Monday, September 16, 2013

Funfetti Birthday Cake Cheesecake Bars

We have about 742 birthdays around here in the month of September.  Well, that might be a slight exaggeration.  But let's see...There's my brother-in-law on the 1st, my father-in-law on the 6th, Little Devil and the Devilish Nephew on the 12th, our sweet neighbor on the 13th, a dear family friend on the 14th, Mr. Devilish Dish and my BFF's hubby on the 18th and my sweet lil' Devilish Dish baking assistant on the 22nd.  WHEW.  Are you tired reading that?  I am.  That's a lot of birthdays...For Little Devil's birthday meal, she requested Magic Chicken.  Which is delicious, but I've made it so many times it didn't seem very special.  When I asked what she wanted for dessert, she said, "Cheesecake."  But her dad already asked for that for his birthday dessert (see future blogs?!?)  What could I make that's fun for a Little Devil, but still has cheese-cakey goodness?  Funfetti Birthday Cake Cheesecake Bars of course.  Mr. Devilish Dish described them as, "if a store-bought cake and a cheesecake had a baby."  I described them as, "ooey-gooey, rich, sweet, cheese-cakey, fun deliciousness." And Little Devil?  She's still eating them three days later.  Try them for the next birthday boy or girl on your calendar! 
Cheese-cakey goodness for your
birthday boy or girl!

Funfetti Birthday Cake Cheesecake Bars
1 box Funfetti cake mix
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 container Funfetti ready-made frosting
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix and butter.  Mix until crumbly and well incorporated.  Measure out 1-cup of the crumb mixture and set aside.  Place the remaining crumb mixture into the greased pan, and press well to create a crust.  With a electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and frosting (including the sprinkles that come with the frosting) until smooth.  Beat in eggs, one at a time until well-combined.  Pour mixture over crust and spread evenly.  Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.  Bake for 45 minutes until the bars are set, but slightly jiggly and golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.  Refrigerate at least two hours before cutting and serving. 

Prep Time:  Approximately 25 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 45 minutes

1 comment:

  1. Looks good!! I think I just gained 4 pounds reading this!!


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