With only five ingredients these Gooey Butter Cake Bars will be your new family favorite go-to dessert! Creamy and ridiculously rich!
I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of sheet cakes… I almost don’t count them as “real” cakes haha. There’s just something about a beautiful, round cake stacked tall that equates to the definition of cake to me. My husband requests a boring, rectangular yellow cake with chocolate frosting for his birthday every year and it almost pains me to make it flat like that.
I actually rarely make cake, usually only for birthdays or when I have a serious craving for a big, thick piece with a glass of milk. All of that said… these Gooey Butter Cake Bars might be my new go-to dessert. Even though they have a box of cake mix in them, I don’t really consider them to be “cake”, they’re definitely more of a brownie/ bar to me. The creamy topping reminds me of my Breakfast Cheesecake Bars. Almost like Vanilla Pudding with a delicious cake crust!
Indulge in these gooey butter cake bars that are perfect for sharing.
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 4 eggs
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 4 cups powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
Mix together the cake mix, 2 eggs, and melted butter.
Spread this mixture into the bottom of the pan as your "crust" layer.
Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and remaining two eggs.
Spread this mixture evenly over the crust layer.
Bake 35-40 minutes, until top and edges are golden brown and center is set. (It should be set, but not too firm.)
Allow to cool before serving. Store in the refrigerator.