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Easy Cream Cheese Dessert - Dessert Made with Cream Cheese

Updated on April 9, 2013
Easy Cream Cheese Dessert
Easy Cream Cheese Dessert | Source

© Copyright 2012 Cindy Murdoch (homesteadbound)

The dessert I’m sharing with you today, Easy Cream Cheese Dessert, is another great dessert I received from my mother-in-law and another that has cream cheese as one of its key ingredients. The other recipe, Easy No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake, is my husband’s favorite. This recipe is one of mine.

When I have served this dessert at various functions I have had several people comment that it reminds them of a chess pie. Since I have never had a chess pie, I decided to look it up.

A chess pie is a “dessert characteristic of Southern U.S. cuisine.” It is thought to come from England, being brought to the New England area and further south as well. A chess pie usually consists of a single crust and a filling comprised of butter, eggs, brown sugar, white granulated sugar, cornmeal, and vanilla. A chess pie is said to be closely related also to a vinegar pie.

Since the pie appears to have no relation to the game of chess, curiosity causes me to wonder at the origin of the name. There are a couple sources that look interesting. The first source indicated the name may have come from its similarity to England’s cheese tart, cheese referring to the consistency of the pie rather than the inclusion of the actual ingredient - cheese. Cheese, chess, one could be derived from the other.

The second theory felt that “chess pie” actually started out as “chest pie”. The name may have derived from the piece of furniture that pies were kept in, a pie safe or a pie chest. It is thought that it was called a chest pie because it kept very well in the pie chest. Again the words, chest and chess, are similar enough to imagine one being derived from the other.

Easy Cream Cheese Dessert

Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C)

Grease and flour a 10” cake pan.

  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 yellow boxed cake mix

Beat the eggs, add butter.
Beat the eggs, add butter. | Source

Beat the two eggs. Add one stick softened butter.

Beat eggs and stick of butter together.
Beat eggs and stick of butter together. | Source

Beat eggs and 1 stick of butter together. Consistency will resemble cottage cheese. See above.

Press cake mixture in pan.
Press cake mixture in pan. | Source

Press cake mixture into greased and floured cake pan. Use a spatula repeatedly dipped in warm water to keep the batter from sticking to the spatula. See above.

  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 16 oz. powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz. cream cheese

Cream the cream cheese. Add the eggs and vanilla then mix well.

Cream cheese, vanilla and eggs creamed together.
Cream cheese, vanilla and eggs creamed together. | Source

Mixture will look like the above picture. Notice there are small pieces of cream cheese. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.

Pour cream cheese mixture over cake mixture pressed into pan.
Pour cream cheese mixture over cake mixture pressed into pan. | Source

Pour cream cheese mixture over the cake mixture pressed into the pan. Spread evenly over the cake mixture.


Bounce pan a few times to remove air bubbles.

Bake at 325°F (163°C) for 60 minutes.

The delicious finished cake! Or is it a pie?
The delicious finished cake! Or is it a pie? | Source

Cool, refrigerate, serve and enjoy!

Refrigerate any unserved portions.

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© Copyright 2012 Cindy Murdoch (homesteadbound)

Drizzle with chocolate to serve an elegant dessert.
Drizzle with chocolate to serve an elegant dessert. | Source

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    • Bonsie007 profile image


      7 years ago

      Going to have to try this recipe. I was trying to come up with a new dessert that has cream cheese in it. Thanks!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Hope it turns out great for you, Stephanie!

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      7 years ago from USA

      This looks easy and delicious. Just the thing to make for my potluck luncheon later this week! Thanks for a great idea!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      lemonkerdz and aaliyahnatalia - I am glad that both of you stopped by. I hope you have a chance to serve and enjoy this great dessert!

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      Ada Natalia 

      8 years ago from USA

      Wow! It's really looking great! Thanks for this cool recipe! Voted up and shared!

    • lemonkerdz profile image


      8 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Dessert: tick, cream cheese: tick, reasonably quick to make: tick.

      this looks a beautiful dessert and great fotos to go with it.

      pinned to try, thanks.

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      carol7777 - Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to try this wonderful recipe!

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      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Anything made with creamcheese is wonderful. I eat it straight out of the package..(sometimes). This is a delightful recipe and you have beautiful photos..easy to follow. Thanks for the great recipe. THumbs UP.

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Hi Sharon! If you like cream cheese desserts, you have to give this one a try! It is really good!

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      Sharon Smith 

      8 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      This looks delicious! Really nice presentation Cindy! I love cream cheese desserts!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Hi Victoria Lynn! It really is yummy, and I did like drizzling the chocolate over it. it did make a nice difference in the presentation. I have been very busy. I got a little toasted during the March 30/30 so I have chilled out a little. Thanks for the votes!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yummy! Awesome presentation--love the plate. You always have great photos. How have you been? Haven't seen you much lately. Hope all is well! Many votes on this hub.

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      I hope you get a chance to try this soon. it is yummy!

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      Yes so much, really want to try this one. Thank you for sharing homesteadbound.

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      unknown spy - I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      wow!! yummyyyyy!!!!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      hazelwood4 - I hope you really enjoy this one. When I make it, it is gone in a couple days and there are only two of us! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      8 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      Wow and double wow, this cream cheese recipe dessert looks scrumptious.:) My wife and I are big cream cheese fans too. I am going to have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing.:)

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      sgbrown - I know what you mean about hubpages making us fat. There are many good cooks here. Thanks so much for the link. I hope you get a chance to try it soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Sheila Brown 

      8 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Yummy! I love cream cheese pies and this one sounds wonderful! Going to have to try this very soon! I swear, HubPages is going to make me fat! LOL Voted up, useful and linking on my blog. Have a wonderful day! :)

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      I see here that some of you have left comments 3 days ago. Sorry it has taken me so long to comment. My challenge is over and now I can go back to answering my comments in a more timely manner.

      Maricor Bunal - so glad you enjoyed it.

      Pamela99 - It really is a unique dessert - a cake that acts like a pie!

      Marcy - I agree. It really was good. I only got a few bites, my husband ate the rest. What I got, it was good.

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Escobana - I am so glad you look forward to making them. I look forward to hearing how they turned out for you.

      teaches12345 - So glad you enjoyed it. I think food is more enjoyable when it touches as many senses as possible, not just taste and smell, but sight as well.

      Anamika S - It is yummy!

      LadyLyell - I hope you like this one when you are able to give it a try. It has been a few years since I had made it, and it did not disappoint!

      AnnaCia - It is truly easy and delicious. I am glad you enjoyed the photos and felt they added to the experience.

      Grace D. - It would make a great Easter dessert, and you can use any ice cream syrup to drizzle. But even more fun for Easter might be to create several colors of your own to drizzle using powdered sugar, water and food coloring. The colors would be gorgeous.

      trimar7 - We are still enjoying ours, hope you do as well.

      mary615- Glad to hear it. Hope you come back and let me know how it turns out!

      larcaustin46 - Another example of where the name might have originated! Thanks so much!

      A special thanks to all of you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I so appreciate it!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      Oh, I am drooling!!!! The recipe looks incredible, and the photo at the bottom clinches it. There goes the diet. What a way to go, though! Voted up, awesome and beautiful!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a unique dessert. It looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Maricor Bunal profile image

      Maricor Bunal 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Looks yummy. I'm suddenly hungry. Great hub... :)

    • larcaustin46 profile image


      8 years ago from Austin, TX

      Yum! Can hardly wait to try this--looks delicious!

      I grew up in east Texas, and my grandmother told me that chess pie is a mutation of the Southern description of it. "Jes' pie" (just pie)--a simple, single-crust pie...

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      Mary Hyatt 

      8 years ago from Florida

      You can bet I'll be making this one! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      TamCor - I do hope you try it and thoroughly enjoy it!

      kelleyward - I hope you get the opportunity to try it. I look forward to hearing about it.

      alocsin - I just drizzled chocolate syrup over one of the slices of the cream cheese dessert to create a beautiful dessert. It was not a purchased piece of cake, but the real thing.

      Thanks to all of you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

    • trimar7 profile image


      8 years ago from New York

      Yumm - I think I will have to make myself some cheesecake.

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      Grace D. 

      8 years ago from Missouri

      That looks delicious and would make a great dessert on Easter. I think I will give it a try, my family will love it. Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

    • AnnaCia profile image


      8 years ago

      Great job! This seems to be an easy recipe and delicious. The photos are useful tools to follow directions, and even look at the way the desert most look during the process of making it. Thank you.

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Rolly - If you ate this tasty little dessert, you would be up for a while. It packs an extra serving of sugar. It truly is a treat to eat!

      J. S. - I hope you are able to try this soon. You will not be disappointed.

      Happyboomernurse - I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the background information I provided. I wanted to provide a little more than just a recipe. I enjoyed reading about it so I wanted to share it too.

      iamaudraleigh - I love good and easy recipes myself.

      Thanks to all of you for coming by and sharing my recipe.

    • LadyLyell profile image


      8 years ago from George, South Africa

      Such a yummy dessert!

      I have promised myself that this will be the year that I try new recipes so I was pleased to see you here thismorning sharing this one.

      Have a nice day!

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      Anamika S Jain 

      8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      That looks yummy!!!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      On my goodness! Can there by anything more beautiful? I think not! What a lovely design for a pie/cake. The history was quite interesting to read. Great post.

    • Escobana profile image


      8 years ago from Valencia

      Just as the easy-no-bake-cherry cheesecake you mention in one of your other great recipes, this one for sure is a winner to me too!

      Here in Valencia, with so many restaurants and tapas bars, I know where to go, to eat the best cheesecake in town.

      Now I can try out your recipes and enjoy this wonderful dessert on my own couch. Jummie! Thanks for sharing such delightful and easy to make recipes!

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This does look easy and quite delicious. The chocolate string on the top, I assume that's just from the store, or did you make that as well? Voting this Up and Useful.

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      8 years ago

      Wow looks so yummy! I haven't had breakfast yet but this really makes me hungry. Thanks for sharing can't wait to try it. Voted up and shared!

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      Tammy Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      This looks so good--I am definitely going to have to try it! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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      8 years ago

      Patty, I like to see a good and easy recipe!!! I definitely have to try this!!!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      It does sound easy and looks delicious.

      I like the background information that you added about the name of this dessert. When I first saw the words chess pie, I thought you'd mispelled the word cheese!

      Voted up, useful and interesting. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      JS Matthew 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love Cream Cheese! Putting it into a dessert just makes it sound even better! Awesome photos and great recipe! I can't wait to try this homesteadbound. Up and Shared!


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      Rolly A Chabot 

      8 years ago from Alberta Canada

      OK here I sit at 10:15 PM and now I find myself hungry and looking at eating the screen... yet another magic creation... Well done Cindy.

      Hugs from Canada


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