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Rich ‘n’ Buttery Bars

You'll keep a cake mix on hand just to make these deliciously rich bars from Ann Horst of Boonsboro, Maryland. "They're fancy enough to stir up for a bake sale," she says. "And they always disappear quickly."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • In a bowl, cut butter into cake mix until crumbly. Add egg and mix well. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread evenly over the crust.
  • Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until the center is just set. Dust with confectioners' sugar while warm. Cool to room temperature before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 103 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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