I've had several people inquire
about the strawberry bars
(actually it is called Strawberry Ooey Gooey Butter Cake)
I made for the 40th birthday party...
well ya'll they are from Paula Deen...
they are simply spectacular...
and pretty too...
1 (18.25oz) box strawberry cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs, divided
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (16oz) box confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 13x9 pan.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix,
butter and 1 egg.
Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
In a separate large bowl,
beat cream cheese & 3 eggs at medium speed
with an electric mixer until smooth.
Gradually beat in confectioners sugar
until combined. Stir in strawberries.
Spoon mixture over cake mixture.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is set.
I then used a tall round cookie cutter to cut them into circles,
added a bit of whip cream & topped it with a fresh strawberry...