Makes 8 servings
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 13 3 9-inch baking dish.
To make the crust: Mix the melted butter and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Stir in the vanilla. Spread the mixture into bottom of the baking dish.
To make the filling: Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the eggs and mix until combined. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Spread the mixture on top of the crust.
Bake until set, about 38 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into squares.