Butter Cake Recipe

Recently I spent some time with one of my favorite friends, Adam.  He lives in this magnificent home that I love to visit for I feel like I’ve been to a retreat when I leave.  It’s tranquil and gorgeous.  A perfect place to unwind.


When he had us over last, he made a wonderful dinner, but kept going on and on about his Butter Cake, and how he could not wait to make it for me to try.  This is a blog worthy recipe, that’s for sure.  With very few ingredients and very simple to make, it’s one that I am sure you too will love.

Adam Butter Cake Recipe

Butter Cake Recipe

Butter Cake

Butter Cake

Butter Cake Recipe


  • Cake:
  • 1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 16-ounce box powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.
  4. Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Keep an eye on it so you don't over bake as the center should be a little gooey.


Butter Cake

After checking on it several times to ensure it would be cooked to perfection, the butter cake is taken out to cool for about an hour.

Butter Cake

After cooled, cut into squares.

Butter Cake

Finally, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and then eat.  WARNING!  This is delicious and will cause your pants to tighten.  😉

Butter Cake Recipe

Without the permission of Adam, I have decided to try some different flavor cake mix – maybe chocolate?  What do you think.  Adam says THIS is the recipe and not to mess with it….


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  1. This, my friend, is what us Southerns call CHESS BARS. Since moving to Texas, I’ve heard them called Neiman Marcus Bars too. They are delicious. And gooey. Any buttery. And rich. And oh-so-delicious!!!!!

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