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Gooey Cinnamon Butter Bars!

Gooey Cinnamon Butter Bars!

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We are experiencing some very Arctic conditions in my state right now.  Snow and ice are not something that we are used to here, but I have to admit that it has really made me get in the Christmas mood!  I’ve been baking a lot of holiday treats lately and these Gooey Cinnamon Butter Bars are one of my recent favorites.  I love the buttery taste of these bars with the warm cinnamon topping.  They would be great to serve at a party or wrap up as a gift to someone for the holidays!

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I used simple ingredients for this dessert.  Land O Lakes butter, Cream Cheese, eggs, powdered sugar and a white cake mix!  So easy!

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I buy Land O Lakes butter from Walmart because I love the fresh taste and creaminess of it.  I can always tell a difference in my baked goods when I use a quality butter like Land O Lakes.

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If you are wondering: These bars are different than the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake version.   I made these bars to where they are easily slice-able and you can hold them in your hands without getting a gooey mess all over.  They are also easy to transport or give as gifts!   Don’t tell the die hard original  Ooey Gooey fans, but I like these better!!! 😉

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Cinnamon Butter Gooey Goodness… yes these are!

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I wish I could send you some through the screen, but I guess writing out the recipe will have to do.  Enjoy!

Gooey Cinnamon Butter Bars!

Author: Rachel


  • For the cake bar layer:
  • 1 box white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick Land O Lakes butter 1/2 cup
  • 1 eggs
  • For the Gooey Layer:
  • 1 8 oz . package of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp . of Land O Lakes butter softened
  • 1 tsp . vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • For the Cinnamon Topping:
  • 2 Tbsp . Sugar
  • 1 tsp . Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • For cake bar layer:
  • Melt 1 stick butter. Mix melted butter, cake mix and 1 egg in a medium bowl until well mixed. Press mixture onto the bottom of a 9x13 pan that is either greased or has parchment paper on the bottom. Make sure this layer is even before going to the next layer.
  • For the Gooey Layer.
  • Mix butter and cream cheese together in a mixer on high until smooth. Add 2 eggs, powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until smooth and pour on top of the cake bar layer.
  • For the Cinnamon Topping.
  • Mix Cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of the Gooey layer. Make sure to sprinkle evenly.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Bars may have a cracking look on the top and this is fine. Do not let the edges get too brown... Enjoy!

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Tuesday 10th of December 2013

This look delicious and great for holiday travel recipes! #client

Mary M Harwood

Saturday 13th of July 2019

I upped the butter to 1/4 and the powdered sugar to 2 cups My topping was 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon Came out fabulous... Not too gooey but very moist and sliced up nicely. We have sweet tooth’s in our family!


Sunday 8th of December 2013

I WILL be trying this today....using a Gluten Free cake mix....hope it works and tastes as yummy as yours looks!


Sunday 8th of December 2013

I hope it does too with the gluten free! Thanks for stopping by!

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