Easy Butter Bars (Cake Mix)

Recipe by Mom2Rose
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 36 Bars


  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix or (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 12
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 12 - 1
    teaspoon butter flavoring (optional)
  • 4
    cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • sugared cranberries (optional)
  • fresh mint sprig (optional)


  • Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with some cooking spray.
  • For the crust: In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, softened butter, and 1 egg with an electric mixer on low speed until mixture is crumbly.
  • Pat into the bottom of the pan; set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, the 2 eggs, and butter flavoring, if you like, and beat until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and beat on low speed until well combined.
  • Spread on top of crust in pan.
  • Bake the bars in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the filling is set and golden brown.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack. (The filling will fall when it's cooled.)
  • Cut into the bars.
  • Garnish with cranberries and fresh mint leaves, if you like.