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Rich Butter Cake Recipe

"I've been bringing this cake to family get-togethers and church meetings since the 1950s," shares Doris Schloeman of Chicago, Illinois. The scrumptious standby, topped with cream cheese and nuts, can be prepared in a wink.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) pound cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and 3 eggs; beat until smooth. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Set aside 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar for topping. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla and remaining confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in remaining eggs. Pour over batter. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with reserved confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 413 calories, 27 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 127 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.