Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Very rich, easy dessert bars that kids and adults will love. Don't plan on taking any home if you bring them to a potluck!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, bottom and sides.
  3. Combine yellow cake mix, eggs and margarine in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
  4. Using your hands, press mixture into the bottom of the greased pan.
  5. In another bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, cream cheese and vanilla.
  6. Beat until creamy and smooth.
  7. Spread over top of cake mixture.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  9. Cut into squares.


Most Helpful

I made these last night to send to my daughter who is doing National Service up north. After tasting one, I don't think I'm going to send them to her after all, they are so delicious. I used butter instead of margarine and they came out so rich, so creamy, so... gooey! Next time I'm going to try chocolate cake mix and choclate pudding mix. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for posting a new favorite!

Mirj September 20, 2002

I must have done something wrong, although reading it over, it seems like I followed it all. These turned out overly sweet with no other flavor. Sorry.

marna June 21, 2005

these were yummy,i added 2tsp.van. this is a keeper.

terry adamczyk November 16, 2003

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