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Gooey Cake Batter Bars

I’m not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid’s Dream.

Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make–it’s like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party!

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid’s Dream

Are you ever totally unsure about what kind of dessert the kids might love to have for their playdate or, even a fun variation on the traditional cake for their birthday?

No, me either.

LOL!

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

But, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid’s Dream.

And, awesomely enough, they’re super easy to make and delicious enough that they’d be really cool for a pot luck or a family reunion (that’s where my batch is headed this weekend).

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

It all starts with that amazing bottom layer of gooey pink fluffy cake batter.

It’s like a little dream.

You just make a “typical” cake batter…but then you add the magic ingredient: cream cheese.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

I’m telling you, that cream cheese…it makes these gooey cake batter bars LOOK like a regular cake.

But, it IS the “gooey” in the “gooey”–you know, what with all the moisture it adds to the traditional batter.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

Now, I’d like to pause here.

I love my gooey cake batter bars to be pink.

But, if you’re not in the “pink camp” feel free to color them blue or orange.

Frankly, they’re your cake batter bars, so you do what you want with them.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

You’ll notice in the picture here that I tamp down my gooey cake batter bars with this fancy tool I like to call “the back of my fist”.

Feel free to break-out your tool like this one…they don’t have to be perfectly flat…just get the job done.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

Once that pink bottom layer is all done and ready to move on to the next, get ready, because the next layer–just as easy as the first.

There’s not even any real magic ingredients in this layer.

Just yumminess.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

Which, really, if we’re being serious with each other, is the point of all the recipes we try to make here.

Take our Frozen Cupcakes, for example.

Yes they’re themed for the Frozen movie, but they’re yummy. All the way from the top to the bottom.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

And then there’s the perfect pairing for these gooey cake batter bars, the amazing cake batter ice cream–another yummy recipe we’re in love with.

Yumminess abounds.

And that’s where it’s at.

Back to this amazing recipe…oh, look at that batter…

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

And you just spread that out over our pink layer.

Remember when I said it didn’t have to be perfectly flat? This is why.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

And once that’s done, it’s sprinkle time!

Do loads of sprinkles.

Sprinkles are life.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

So, you’re totally in for making your own gooey cake batter bars?

Oh, but you’re all out of cream cheese?

Bummer.

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

It’s ok, though!

Just pin this to your favorite summer desserts board on Pinterest, then you can find it when you get back from the store…

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party! #cakebatterbars #treat #summerrecipes

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Gooey Cake Batter Bars

Gooey Cake Batter Bars

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes

I'm not kidding you, these Gooey Cake Batter Bars are are Every Kid's Dream. Soft, sweet, and such an easy treat to make--it's like the perfect summertime treat, but fancy enough you could make them for a party!

Ingredients

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar sprinkles of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make crust layer, combine cake mix powder, 1 egg, and butter.
  3. Press dough into a greased 9x13 cake pan.
  4. For gooey layer, mix cream cheese, vanilla, 2 eggs, and powdered sugar together. Spread evenly over crust.
  5. Topping things off with sprinkles of your choice.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees 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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