Lynnda Cloutier Recipe

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars

By Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet

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Lynnda's Story

These bars are courtesy of Momofuku's. Trust me....they're heavenly.


1 box of yellow cake mix (1 pound)
4 ounces of butter, melted
3 eggs
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 pound (16 ounces) of powdered sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper.
Make the base first: mix together cake mix, butter and 1 egg.
Pat into pan, create an even layer
Make the ooey gooey layer: Cream together the cream cheese, 2 eggs, sugar and vanilla.
Pour gooey layer over cake layer, spread to edges.
Bake for 45 minutes* or until edges are golden brown, center should be a creamy yet solid consistency like cheesecake or heaven.
Cool completely in pan before cutting into 1-inch sqaures with a clean, dry knife. For best square results, pop into freezer and chill before slicing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes



Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet
Jan 22, 2013
Thanks for the feedback, Phila. I'll change that in the recipe directions. Good to know you liked it.
Phila Blaylock Emptynestmess
Jan 22, 2013
I made this cake a couple of days ago and it is soooo good. The only change I made was to increase the lemon juice from 4 to 5T and I used bottled instead of fresh. It was wonderful. I will definately make it again! Thanks for sharing it!
linda gable lovevanilla
Jun 22, 2012
It seems there is a debate as to whether the bars are better with 1 or 2 eggs in the base mixture. Has anyone ever tried making this with 2 eggs in the base and 2 eggs in the filling? How does the end product differ with 1 versus 2 eggs?
Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet
Jun 17, 2012
My pleasure, Stacie. Enjoy.