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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars

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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars

Sweet vanilla cake is topped with a gooey cream cheese layer that's butterlicious, to say the least!


box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ French vanilla cake mix
stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
oz cream cheese
lb bag (about 3-3/4 cups) powdered sugar
teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • 2 Line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • 3 In a bowl, mix together the cake mix, melted butter, and 1 egg until a soft dough forms. Press into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • 4 In a stand mixer, combine together the cream cheese, 2 eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over the cake mix layer.
  • 5 Bake bars for 45 minutes, or until edges are golden brown,and the center has set to a soft consistency.
  • 6 Cool COMPLETELY before slicing into bars and serving.
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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Butter Cake. Could there be more perfect words in a single recipe? Yep: Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars. You're welcome.

Butter cake is a fun dessert. It takes vanilla cake mix, turns it into a soft, splendidly sweet base, then tops it with a truly delicious cream-cheese vanilla layer that bakes until the top is ever-so-slightly crunchy and everything underneath is like custardy and brilliant.

Take all of these parts and pieces, toss them together into Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars, and this recipe may be as good as dessert gets. Here's how to make this incred recipe and have it in your mouth asap!

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars Recipe

Grab yourself a box of Betty Crocker French Vanilla Cake Mix and prepare to partay!

Betty Crocker Vanilla Cake Mix

Mix the cake mix together with a stick of melted butter and an egg. Butter cake. Oh yeah.

Mix Cake Mix and Butter

Press the cake mix into the bottom of a parchment-lined 8x8 baking dish. It doesn't have to be perfect, just toss it all in there and press it down with your fingertips.

Press Cake Batter into Pan

Now toss cream cheese, two eggs, powdered sugar, and vanilla into a stand mixer to make your ooey gooey layer. Just mix it until it becomes smooth and pudding-like in consistency.

Mix Topping Ingredients

Spread this ooey gooey layer over the top of your cake mix layer. Bake until the edges of your cake are golden brown and the center of the cake bars have set, about 45 minutes. Then (and this part is crazay important) let them cool COMPLETELY before slicing with a clean, sharp knife.

Spread Topping over Cake Batter

What are you waiting for?! You're done! Stuff your face and thank your lucky stars for your awesome mad cooking skillz. (Just don't tell anybody how easy these were!)

Butter Cake Bars

You so rock it out, you butter cake queen, you.

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Bars are the easy breezy dessert choice for summer. Try some more!


Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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