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Rich Butter Cake

"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.
  • Makes
    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


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and 3 eggs; beat until smooth. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with reserved confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 413 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.
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  • bonito15
    Oct 11, 2018

    The taste of this cake is to die for - loved the topping it was delicious

  • Ashaline
    Jan 14, 2013

    This cake is so easy to make and has such a great flavor. Simple and satisfying. One of our favorites.

  • jasper3975
    Feb 7, 2011

    This sounds so good, I think it would be great in the summer topped with some fresh strawberries, too! 

  • renebran
    Feb 7, 2011

    I made this cake last night for the super bowl because it looked easy and I wasn't expecting much out of it. I had 20 college kids and everyone loved it. It was so easy to make and yet an unexpected hit. It's now my favorite.

  • kaitlyn'smommy
    Jun 25, 2010

    This cake lives up to its name. It is very rich and buttery...and very yummy. Making it was easy and the results were foolproof. Thank you for sharing......this is a definite keeper!

  • scarlet286
    Sep 21, 2008

    This cake is delicious! I usually leave the walnuts off, but it's good with or without them.

  • strongkat
    Apr 25, 2007

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