Instead of using chocolate cake mix like Paula did I used the red velvet cake mix I had at hand. Let me just tell you that my co-workers and neighbors loved them and keep requesting them.
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen
1 box of cake mix
1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese at room temperature
1 stick of butter at room temperature
1 tsp of vanilla
Confectioners sugar for dusting
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Beat in the egg.
Then beat in the vanilla extract.
(Oops I forgot to take photos of the rest of the steps.)
Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner’s sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet with parchment paper, 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and gooey.