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How to make a butter cake recipe
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5 from 2 votes


Sweet Butter Cake recipe starts with a cake mix & is made with just a handful of ingredients! Simple cake that needs no frosting- I top mine with a dusting of powdered sugar & berries. Perfect cake recipe that everyone loves! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Butter Cake recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 304kcal



  • 16.5 oz yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 stick
  • 1 egg


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and generously coat a 9x13-inch dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg to a soft dough. Press into the bottom of the pan.
  • Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and two eggs until smooth, about 1-2 mins. Pour on top of crust.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 40-45 minutes until top is a light golden brown. (Cake should seem a little soft & gooey in the center, hence the name!)
  • Cool, then dust with powdered sugar. Serve topped with berries.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg