Buttery Cream Cheese Bars

My mom has been making these since, well, forever. As a child I hated them. As an adult, I love them! They’re so rich, buttery, and cream cheesey. Yep, that’s a word/phrase– cream cheesey.
Better yet, they’re super easy to make!

Paula Deen makes something quite similar called Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, and it’s pretty much the same recipe. But I knew about my mom’s buttery cream cheese bars first, so they were invented first in my book. 🙂  Love ya, Paula!

Let’s get started!

Here’s what you need.

 Mix together the yellow cake mix, 1 stick of melted butter, and 1 egg. 

Press the crust mixture into a greased and floured 9×13 pan
{I LOVE my AirBake pans and baking sheets, by the way. Have you tried them?}

Beat together one 8 oz. cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar with mixer until smooth. {Don’t worry, the eggs are in there. They’re just hiding under the powdered sugar.}

Your end result should look like this.

Pour the mixture over the crust.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until light brown.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

I even created a handy-dandy 3×5 recipe card for you! Click on the recipe card to download it.

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  1. Wow, those look SO tasty! I can’t wait to try them. And your photos are so gorgeous! Maybe you should do a photography 101 post sometime for dummies like me who can’t figure out how to use their fancy cameras 😉

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  2. whuuuttt? what a unique recipe. cake mix and cream cheese? i can’t even imagine how these taste! which may be the sign that i need to make them. 🙂 i’m pretty sure i have all of the ingredients on hand as well!

  3. I posted this awhile back and it is a huge hit. We have made this for years in the midwest. Back there it is called St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. The best cake EVERRRR 🙂

    Extreme Personal Measures

  4. *speechless and drooling* WOMAN! WOW!…..WOW! I love you. 🙂

  5. p.s. it’s super cool that you do the recipe card! I love that idea!! NEWEST follower!! 🙂 Cant wait to see what else you got! <3

  6. Those look yummy, seriously I’m drooling…. 🙂

  7. This sounds WAY too yummy!! Can’t wait to try out this recipe!!

  8. They look delicious! And super easy to make, too. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. That looks incredibly good. Thanks for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party. Please stop back and grab a party button to add to your post when you get a chance…thanks.

  10. Those sound so good and really different from anything I’ve tried … I’m bookmarking now! Can’t wait to try them … thanks for sharing!

  11. Those really look so YUMMY! I can’t believe you are doing this to me….oh well I guess the dieting will have to wait 🙂

  12. I can’t wait to try these. Softball games this weekend and the girls are going to love your/my new treat! Thanks for sharing, Vicky

  13. These look so good and would be the perfect way to use up the yellow cake mixes I have in my pantry! Thanks for the recipe and the cute card!!

  14. You had me at buttery. And cream cheese.


  15. OOOH, ooey gooey butter cake! My husband grew up with these, and I recently tried my hand at them-and burned the crust! Totally embarrassing! But practice makes perfect right?


  16. How yummy are those?! Your blog is really cute. I’m saving that recipe since cream cheese is one of my favorite things. Yum! Tomorrow I’m prepping my post right now on how to make cream cheese bunny truffles 🙂

  17. wonderful blog! newest follower right here! Thanks for the digital card too, I have never seen that before

  18. These look amazing and I just LOVE your pie plate!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up! Oh, and I found you on The Shabby Chic Cottage. 🙂

  19. these look AMAZING! I am totally making them this weekend! I am a new follower! LOVE your blog 😉

    Have a great weekend!

  20. Ooops didn’t mean to delete! Uh, can you say yum!! I am a sucker for anything with cream cheese in it and this sounds so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  21. This looks delicious. I think I will make these tomorrow for a BBQ my family is going to. I also love the handy dandy recipe card you made. so thoughtful and so cute!

  22. Just wanted to let you kn ow I am anew follower. Your blog is too cute!

  23. Thanks for the recipe and the step by step tutorial, can’t wait to try out these yummy treats! Loving your blog!

  24. I love these. The recipe I have also calls for a stick of butter in the filling. I notice your recipe doesn’t. I’m going to make some today and use a lemon cake mix and add some lemon juice in the filling.

  25. Found you and following you from one of the blog parties. What a wonderful bar recipe! Got it saved to make in a few days! Hope you can stop by, follow if you can, and share a great recipe post on my weekend blog hop too! Bye for now!

  26. Oh. my. gosh. I think I just died and went to heaven. And also maybe shorted out my keyboard from the drool. 😉 YUM!!!

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you’ll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. 🙂

  27. Done and done. I am SO making these. And the best part? I am in charge of dessert for Easter dinner this year!

    Oh, and the best part for you: I am featuring this for this weeks’ What I Whipped Up Wednesday post! xo

  28. I had to pin this cuz they look yummy and easy to make, I want to try someday! Just found your blog through pinterest and I’m glad I did! Happy blogging! 🙂

  29. jennifer agard says:

    Hey! Where did you get that cutie-patootie cake plate? Love!

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