Cake Batter Bars

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These cake batter bars are rich, delicious, and best of all, easy! They’re loaded with the rich flavors of white cake and sweet, gooey cream cheese. Topped of with sprinkles, these bars are as adorable as they are delicious.

 Closeup shot of cake batter bars stacked atop one another.

When I want cake, but I want it with a twist, I break out these bars. They’re a fun way to get in all that cake flavor and a little something extra special, to boot.

Cake Batter Bars

This recipe was inspired by my two favorite things – cake and cream cheese. I decided that a sheet cake topped with a layer of delicious, gooey and sweet cream cheese was just the thing to bring those two things together, and I was so right.

Ingredients

You only need a few basic baking ingredients to make these bars.

  • white cake mix
  • eggs
  • butter
  • pink food coloring
  • cream cheese
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar
  • sprinkles
Three cake bars stacked atop one another

Instructions

6 steps are all it takes to make on of the tastiest desserts you’ve ever had..

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Step 2: To make crust layer, combine cake mix powder, 1 egg, butter, and 10 drops of pink food coloring.

Step 3: Press dough into a greased 9×13 cake pan.

Overhead shot of pink cake mix in baking dish

Step 4: For gooey layer, mix cream cheese, vanilla, 2 eggs, and powdered sugar together. Spread evenly over crust.

Cream cheese mixture being poured over pink cake

Step 5: Top things off with sprinkles of your choice.

Closeup shot of sprinkles topping cake before baking

Step 6: Bake at 350 degrees for 32-35 minutes.

Overhead shot of baked cake ready to be turned into cake bars

Equipment

The equipment needed to make this dessert is as simple as the recipe.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Baking dish

Substitutions

Margarine: You can use margarine in place of butter if you like.

Applesauce or Smashed Bananas: Work well in place of eggs if you’re out.

Overhead shot of cake batter bars on white plate

Options

Looking for ways to change up these cake batter bars? Here are some suggestions.

Different Cake Mix: Use your favorite cake mix in this recipe to change things up.

Shaved White Chocolate: Shaved white chocolate as a topper for these bars is a nice touch.

Tips:

  • Always soften your butter when creaming for the best texture.
  • Soften your cream cheese to ensure a smooth, creamy mixture.
  • Always grease your baking pan, even if it’s nonstick.
Closeup shot of cake batter bars on plate

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FAQ

How long are these cake bars good?

These will keep for 3 – 4 days in the refrigerator.

Why is my cream cheese layer lumpy?

You didn’t allow your cream cheese to fully soften.

Can I freeze these cake batter bars?

I don’t recommend freezing them.

Cake Batter Bars

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Yield: 24 bars

Cake Batter Bars

Cake Batter Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 3 egg, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 10 drops pink food coloring
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • sprinkles of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. To make the crust layer, combine cake mix powder, 1 egg, butter, and 10 drops of pink food coloring.
  3. Press dough into a greased 9x13 cake pan.
  4. For the gooey layer, mix cream cheese, vanilla, 2 eggs, and powdered sugar together. Spread evenly over crust.
  5. Top things off with sprinkles of your choice.
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 32-35 minutes. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 151Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 43mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 0gSugar 17gProtein 2g

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