Gooey Pumpkin Chess Squares



  • 1 box butter recipe yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick real butter, softened


  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 box confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine cake mix, egg and butter, mix well with electric mixer.
  3. Press mixture into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch pan.
  4. In a large bowl, cream the cheese and pumpkin together until smooth and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and butter. Beat well.
  6. Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  7. Spread pumpkin mixture over crust mixture.
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Center should not be overcooked and remain a little gooey.
  9. Serve with fresh whipped cream.

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