Recently we celebrated my Father-in-law’s birthday and I wanted to make a cake, but wanted something other than your typical chocolate cake. I hunted around my recipes and found a recipe for butter cake. I had all the ingredients and it didn’t seem complicated so I gave it a shot. With a couple tweaks it was one of the best desserts I’ve ever made.

Butter Cake Bars

Butter Cake Bars

Servings: 15-18 depending on size
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Butter Cake Bars

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 softened cup butter
3 eggs
8 oz. softened cream cheese
3 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract


Butter Cake Bars

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 baking pan and set aside.
2. Blend flour, sugar, and baking powder, salt, with butter using an electric mixer. Add 1 egg and blend until mixed through. Press this mixture into baking pan evenly and place in fridge.
3. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 eggs until light and fluffy. Remove pan from fridge and pour this mixture over the bottom crust layer.
4. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until edges are golden brown.
5. Cool for a minimum of 30 minutes. Then cut and serve.

Butter Cake Bars

Butter Cake Bars

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Butter Cake Bars
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Lysha @ A Camera & A Cookbook
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 softened cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 3 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 baking pan and set aside.
  2. Blend flour, sugar, and baking powder, salt, with butter using an electric mixer. Add 1 egg and blend until mixed through. Press this mixture into baking pan evenly and place in fridge.
  3. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 eggs until light and fluffy. Remove pan from fridge and pour this mixture over the bottom crust layer.
  4. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  5. Cool for a minimum of 30 minutes. Then cut and serve.

~Adapted from a handwritten recipe I found.

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