cream cheese sheet cake

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eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy
egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D

~ thinkegg.com

I thought I would start a category here on the blog of recipes which use five or more eggs.  This will make a good resource for anyone out there who has a flock of chickens and is trying to use up eggs.   I’ve been keeping hens for years now and last spring I went a little overboard with ordering new chicks.  We have a flock of 20+ hens which each industriously lay one egg a day.  These fresh, beautiful eggs are like little treasures  and I love to use them up in the kitchen.  (I’m wanna be just like Bubba in Forrest Gump, only I’ll be spouting off egg facts and recipes instead of shrimp…..”goals”….)  🙂

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I made this cake last night for the first time and it was delicious.  I like sheet cakes as they are thinner than a typical cake, and more like a soft bar cookie easy to eat “out of hand”.

This is a good recipe to use if you are going to a potluck, as it makes 30 servings.

Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2- 1/4 cup sugar
6 eggs
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups cake flour

frosting:
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Add flour; stir until well blended.

Pour into a greased 15 in by 10 in by 1 inch baking pan.  Bake at 325 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For frosting, in a small sauce pan, combine sugar and milk; bring to a boil over medium heat.  Cover and cook for 3 minutes (do not stir).  Stir in butter and chocolate chips until melted.  Remove from the heat; cool slightly.  Stir, then frost the top of the cake.

 

3 thoughts on “cream cheese sheet cake

  1. I love this idea! I have already printed it. I have eggs coming out of my ears right now, too. 🙂 I have a hard time resisting anything that has cream cheese in it, and this looks delicious. Thank you! I look forward to seeing more recipes that use eggs.

  2. I don’t have chickens,but lots of hungry boys lol! This looks yummy! So glad you’re going to be having more recipes lol!:) (you know how it is ) hugs, christina

  3. It looks sooo good! I was wondering – can you tell me the name of the place you went to last summer with your extended family? We are trying to plan a family reunion with about 12 relatives and I am trying to find new places that we have not been before. Thanks! Pam

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