I love eating with the grandparents. You can have dinner, dessert and coffee, and sit around and chat and still be home before 8 o'clock. Just in time for my important tv shows. (Ha. Ha. I am kidding. Somewhat.)
I made the Gooey Butter Cake, and while I never did find a recipe that seemed to match exactly, I think I did okay.
Gooey Butter Cake
1 box butter recipe yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines because it's on sale)
1 egg, beaten
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter, melted. yes, butter!
Combine these ingredients in a mixing bowl and press into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. I have good results with a glass pan, and pressing the mixture up the sides by about 1/2 inch or so.
This leaves your mixing bowl pretty darn clean, so you can now mix:
1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, softened (you can cheat and use light but not fat free, this is dessert here)
2 eggs, beaten
1 box (16 oz, 1 lb) 10x confectioner's sugar
Beat one ingredient in at a time, mixing in sugar gradually so you don't get covered in powder. When it's smooth, pour on top of the crust mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. The crust will be golden, and the center will be golden in spots. The inside is cooked but gooey, of course!