I've made these Buttery Cake Bars for potlucks and bake sales. They are super moist, extremely rich and filled with buttery decadent flavor. This recipe featured on Some Kitchen Stories from Momofuku Milk Bars via Wee Eats.
Buttery Cake Bars Makes 16 1-inch bars
Ingredients: 1 box yellow or white cake mix
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line a 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper
Make the base first; mix cake mix, butter and 1 egg
Pat dough into pan evenly, dough will be thick but easy to work with
Make buttery layer: Cream together room temperature cream cheese, 2 eggs, sugar and vanilla
Pour buttery layer over cake layer, spread evenly
Bake for 45 minutes or until edges are slightly brown, don't over bake.
Center will be slightly jiggly but firm.
Cool completely in pan before cutting into squares.
After experimenting with different cake mixes, I prefer yellow, white and lemon. I also prefer to eat mine when they are still warm.
Joanne T Ferguson
G'day! Looks terrific! Reminds me of childhood!
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Hello Joan Thanks for visiting today! The bars are so decadent and delicious, I hope you have the opportunity to try the recipe. Have a great weekend.
Kristol, That sounds so good. Spice cake would be great for the holidays! Thanks
Jackie, lol, cake bars are the breakfast of champions! Great minds think alike!
Rosey, I love easy recipe as well. Especially baked goods. I'm not very patient when it comes to baking so this recipe does the trick.
Eli, You will not be able to stop at just one, just be sure to have a cup of tea or coffee ready, they are really rich! Delish!
Eli, You made me laugh! I've been there! Church baked goods are always the best. I used to pine for one elderly woman's famous lemon squares but by the time I could talk my mom into letting me go back for another one they were all gone! sigh! Enjoy the sweet bars with your daughters!
Try them with Spice Cake Mix and Lemon Cake Mix...delicious! Also, I love pressing chocolate chips, pecans & coconut into the cake layer before pouring the cream cheese mixture on top.
The Detox Diva
I love anything with butter and cake in the title. Especially if I can eat it for breakfast. I have a yellow cake mix that I make to have on hand for just such occasions!
I love, love, love easy recipes!
Oh my gosh, that sounds good!
I've had these at church and other places where good behavior was expected, and I ate only one, but pined for more. now that I have a recipe for them, I'm going to make them for a night my daughters and I are watching football - and won't feel a bit bad about establishing a new serving size of 5.
It looks delicious!
Thank you John!
What a great looking recipe! These look like they have tremendous flavor. And they're easy, too! Thanks so much.