Monday, September 7, 2009

Cream Cheese Butter Rolls

This recipe was given to my mom when I was about 12 by my aunt Cara. Not really knowing what to call these bars at the time I always referred to the dish as "Cara Cake", after my aunt. I loved this sweet confection so much I even had it in lieu of cake on my 13th birthday! My mom would make this sometimes as a dessert and sometimes for breakfast but anytime she made it I was one happy girl. When I make this now I still think of my aunt and still refer to it as "Cara Cake", though everyone else in the family calls it by a more descriptive alias, Cream Cheese Butter Rolls. No matter what you call it or when you have it these easy bars are sure to please.

Cream Cheese Butter Rolls

14 oz cream cheese
2 packages of crescent rolls
3/4 cup sugar

Place 1 pkg of crescent rolls into a 9x13 pan. Mix cream cheese and sugar together in bowl. Add to pan. Place other pkg of crescent rolls on top. Bake 20-30 mins or until golden flaky brown. Let cool 5 minutes. Dot with melted butter & ice with glaze (recipe below). Refrigerate.

Tip: Try spooning your favorite jam/jelly, pumpkin or apple butter on top of cream cheese mixture, before adding the top layer of dough for a fruity variation.


Combine 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of milk.


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