Gooey Butter Bars

When a recipe has "gooey" & "butter" in the name, I'm all in!
This one didn't disappoint.

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 stick softened butter
3 eggs
8 oz cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar

Mix together cake mix, softened butter, and one egg until ingredients are moistened.  Press dough in greased 9x13 pan.  Beat the other 2 eggs, softened cream cheese, and powdered sugar until smooth.  Pour over crust.  Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cooled.  Cut into gooey bars.

I'm thinking next time, I'll make a pumpkin version by using a spice cake mix and adding pumpkin to the cream cheese.

Or... lemon

Or... chocolate!

Really, the possiblilities are endless with this easy recipe!


  1. Are you kidding me?? Those sound delicious!! I think you are on to something with your pumpkin spice idea. I may just have to copy it ;)

  2. Gooey butter cake is a favorite of St. Louisans. The gooey-er the better!!!

    Can't wait to try out your recipe.

  3. wow... that looks so good... and how can it not be good with cream cheese in it? This one goes in my recipe box. Thanks, Kim

  4. I'm spending a little time checking out new blogs, so i thought id stop and say hello to you folks. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

  5. that sounds really good and easy! should i tell everyone how much butter is in your fridge?? :D hee hee just kidding, i know your boys eat A LOT of food! :)

  6. Yes, I must confess, I do have a LOT of butter in my fridge. 15 sticks today!

  7. Yummy! I am trying this one tomorrow.


  8. Mmmmmm - sounds yummy! You are right about having to try anything with gooey and butter!

  9. I keep hearing about this cake but have not tried it...gotta five it a go!

    I am going to pin this to Pinterest so I can remember to try it.

  10. ok just a couple of comments and a tip: I was loving this recipe and reallllly liked the thought of a chocolate version. I made it last night for my hubby's birthday. Yummo! I used a double chocolate cake mix and put a generous amount of chocolate powder in the the cream cheese layer. Tasted like caramel !:) I started out in the 9x13 pan and didn't like how thin the base batter seemed so I switched it out to a square 9x9 so my bars would be thicker. Just a heads up, if you use a 9x9 pan use only half the cream cheese layer ( uless of course you like massive amounts of goo on top ) just ask me how I know ..... the guys loved the goo though .

  11. Tina,
    Yes, I should have said that I made it in a 9x9 pan too. They were much thicker and good that way. I've had the recipe made both ways and they are equally yummy. I would make the full cheese recipe even for the smaller size though but you need to add about 5 minutes to baking time. This made the bars a little less gooey but still what's wrong with more goo?!


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