Butter Bars

"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."
Butter Bars created by Becky in Wisconsin
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Mix together cake mix, 1 egg and butter. Mixture should be stiff like a dough.
  • Press into greased pan.
  • Mix together cream cheese, 2 eggs and powdered sugar and poured over the dough.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes.
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"I'm "49 & holding" and love to cook. I learned to cook as a child, standing in a chair watching my grandmother. She was very talented in the kitchen and passed her love of food on to me. My DH tells me he would be a much thinner man, if my cooking wasn't so good. We have two kids, both out of high school and getting about on their own. Our son is more interested in cooking than our daughter. <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/IWasAdoptedfall08.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">"

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  1. Becky in Wisconsin
    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.
  2. Becky in Wisconsin
    Butter Bars Created by Becky in Wisconsin
  3. alligirl
    Butter Bars Created by alligirl
  4. alligirl
    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!
  5. Marguerite214
    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!

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