Bottom layer:

2 cups flour

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/2 cup butter (melted)

2 tablespoons whole milk

Top layer:

8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup butter (melted)

16 ounce box powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add in egg, butter, and milk, and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Press dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan and set aside. 

In the bowl of a mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese until it is smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, and butter, and mix until well combined. Gradually add in powdered sugar until thoroughly mixed and the batter is smooth. Pour on top of the bottom layer in the prepared pan and spread evenly. 

Bake for approximately 40 minutes. Remove from the oven (even if it still looks a little undercooked) and allow to cool completely before cutting. Top with additional powdered sugar, if desired. 

Printed from A Bitchin' Kitchen
Recipe adapted from Gingerbread Bagels and Paula Deen