Classic Chess Cake

Classic Chess Cake

The origins of this easy cake recipe are hard to determine, but one thing's for sure. Once you take a bite of this Classic Chess Cake, you'll be hooked on the dessert for years to come. Made with cake mix, cream cheese and topped with cherry pie filling, this is one of those recipes using cake mix that tastes go good, you'll hardly believe it's from a box. Try it for your next get-together and you're sure to get raves from your family and friends.

Cooking Time40 min


  • 1 box cake mix, white or yellow
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Mix cake mix, butter, and beaten egg together and pour into a 9 X 13-inch greased baking pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese, remaining eggs, powdered sugar, and vanilla and pour over cake mix batter.
  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Cut into squares or top with pie filling.


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Your recipe called for three and your directions say mix eggs with cake mix then it says mix remaining eggs with cream cheese mixture Iam confussed at how many eggs to use

I have a hard to believing you would use an entire package of powdered sugar!! Maybe a cup, but not an entire box!! Could you please confirm the amount of powdered sugar?

Sounds great; however, you need to clarify size of stick of butter (tbsps.), what size package of cream cheese (oz.) and size of box powdered sugar.

My guess for the butter is a quarter pound, as for the cream cheese, I'm also guessing the 8 oz package. But I'm with you on the powdered sugar. I buy that in a bag, not a box, and that is too much sugar. You wouldn't be able to eat it. I hope my comment is correct and helpful. I may try this with just a cup of confectionery sugar. Good luck.


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