Save on Pinterest

Cream-Filled Cake Bars

This recipe has been circulated around our church for years. Keep a batch in the freezer for a cool summer snack at the ready. —Pearl Stuenkel, Spokane Valley, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Pour into two greased 13x9-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.
  • For filling, in a small saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool. In another bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugar. Add the cooled milk mixture and vanilla; beat until smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Spread evenly over cakes. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • For frosting, in a large saucepan, combine the sugars, butter and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla; stir until chips are melted. Transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Spread over filling. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 259 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

Recommended Video

Reviews

Click stars to rate