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Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who often need to consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional needs.

You can make this yummy dessert now and freeze the leftovers to eat later.

Prep time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

Bottom layer:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 box pudding-style yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick (8 tbsp.) butter, melted

Middle layer:

  • 12 oz. cream cheese
  • 5½ c. confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs

Topping:

  • ¼ c. confectioner's sugar

Utensils:

  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • mixing bowls
  • mixing spoons
  • 9 x 13-inch baking pan

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (176ºC).
  2. Mix together all the ingredients listed to make the bottom layer and spread in greased baking pan.
  3. Mix together the remaining ingredients to make the middle layer and spread over cake mixture.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes.
  5. Cool and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

Serves: 15

Serving size: 3½-inch x 2½-inch square

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
464 calories
5 g protein
16 g fat
410 mg sodium
76 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012

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