This is one of those recipes I have had for years and many of you probably have it too. In Texas, we referred to these bars at Neiman Marcus bars or Texas Gold Bars but in the midwest, they are typically referred to as Gooey Butter Bars. The original Gooey Butter Cake is from St. Louis. Please visit Park Avenue Coffee in St. Louis as they have 73 varieties of Gooey Butter Cake - and they ship! :) I had to post this recipe - all time, stand-by yummy recipe. I plan to make Peanut butter/Chocolate Gooey butters bars next!
Gooey Butter Bars
Mix the following and pour into a greased 9 x 13.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
Mix the following and pour on top of the above cake mixture.
1 box powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese, softened
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Top will get lightly brown, cake edge will rise up around edge - just make sure center isn't "too GOOEY".