Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this recipe from a very dear friend, a lady who prepared meals for their farm hands every day. Quick and easy desserts were a necessity. This is also very good with a lemon cake mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Mix together cake mix, 1 egg and butter. Mixture should be stiff like a dough.
  3. Press into greased pan.
  4. Mix together cream cheese, 2 eggs and powdered sugar and poured over the dough.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made these as lemon bars and they were FANTASTIC. Very rich and good. I added a little lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture that goes in the top layer, and I could have added more for a little more lemon tang. Great recipe and thanks for sharing.

Becky in Wisconsin December 11, 2011

I must admit, I knew I had a regular cake mix in the cabinet, when, SURPRISE, I figured out it was a lemon cake mix. I had already started, so I went ahead and made it 'lemon' butter bars. They turned out well, with the 'crust' coming up and 'enveloping' the edges of the topping. I sent some with my MIL on vacation, but I'm super glad I saved as many for us as I did. They are sweet and rich, so small pieces are good! We sure did enjoy these. Thanks for sharing, Good Cook Wanda!

alligirl October 14, 2011

I love this! I call it butter cake! I like it best at room temp or slightly warm! People I have given the recipe to have used all different types of cake mix, including chocolate! I have had one where the topping even had a marshmallow flavor! This is great! And so easy to make!

Marguerite214 December 11, 2006