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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars are sweet dessert bars that start with a buttery crust and then topped with cream cheese and butter-flavored topping.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars
Servings: 12
Calories: 536kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net



  • 2 ½ cups (312.5 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (94 g) confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups (500 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract



  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • To a large bowl, combine flour, confectioners' sugar, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Drizzle in butter and mix until combined and crumbly. Using the bottom of a glass or your hand, press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Using a fork, poke holes all over the surface of the crust.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let come to room temperature before adding the topping.


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter. Mix on medium speed until creamy.
  • Slowly add the confectioners' sugar, eggs, yolks, and vanilla. Beat on low until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour over cooled crust. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. (The center should be jiggly, but not liquidy.)
  • Allow the bars to cool at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Then, place the bars in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours before cutting and serving.


Calories: 536kcal