Friday, December 2, 2011

Ooey Gooey Butter Bars/Cake

I first tasted this delectable treat while staying with my aunt in St. Louis.  I was immediately in crave for them!!  so much so that after they were gone my cousin had to go to the store and buy all the ingredients so they could be made again because the whole family wanted more.  That was about five years ago and since then I have made them every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This year one of the ladies came in and her son couldn't come with her she told me the only thing he was sad about missing was my ooey gooey butter bars!!  So of course when I made them she had to text him a picture of her eating one to show him what he was missing out on hee hee.  Well after many asking for the recipe, here it is (as promised to my family) for all to enjoy this holiday season.

Gooey Butter Cake
1 (18 ¼ oz or close) package butter yellow cake mix
1 egg 
8 tbls. Butter melted                       

Mix together and put in the bottom of a 13x9 pan (after stirring I press in with clean fingers.  It will be a clay-ish consistency)

1 (8oz) package cream cheese softened
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla                       

8 Tbls. Butter melted
1 box powdered sugar or 3 c. Pwd. Sugar

Mix together    (it will be lumpy if you just stir, so feel free to use a mixer to even it all out.  It may still be lumpy even after the mixer, but I promis its okay and will turn out delish.  Check out my not so great looking bowl of filling...yah I know, but it was still sooooo good!!)

and spread over cake in the pan.  
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes 
A St. Louis tradition

Here are a couple of pictures of my final product.  Please keep in mind that my Aunt's Bunkhouse oven is gas and I'm used to electric and it doesnt cook very evenly so its a little browner around the edges than what I like.  When I make these next week for a Christmas get-t-gether I'm hosting I will put a better final product picture on here. (Just trust me that they should be an all over even gold brown color mmm-kay???)

Absolutely delish!!!  and I hope you give them a try since they are super easy and will be a huge hit at whatever function you present them at from a family night to a blow out shindig!  If you do try them please let me know!  I would love to hear all about it!!

Have a great day and God Bless!!


  1. This looks so great! Thanks so much for linking up to Things I’ve Done Thursday!!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  2. I am totally drooling. I MUST make these!Thanks so much for linking up to my first link party and helping to make it such a big success!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

  3. Visiting from tt&j. These look divine! (I dont use that word often but they do!!) And seem simple to make. Great for a holiday party for sure. Pinning them to my foodie board too :)

    If you have a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now :)

  4. Those look delicious!! YUm! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  5. Love this idea! I would love for you to link up to my new party, Monday Myriad Linky Party
    Also, do you button swap?

  6. So good- so tempting! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase


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