Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Momofuku Gooey Butter Cake Bars

I'm honestly hoping all of my blogger/baker friends have the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. I wish I could give one away to all of you. The funny part? I don't even have it... yet! I'm pitching a book I don't even have? Yep, it's just that good.

I first saw Christina, from Momofuku Milk Bar on Unique Sweets and I drooled for almost 10 minutes straight. Her creations were amazing.

So excuse my blog for the next few weeks as it will be taken over by her recipes....

These bars are no exception. Due to how rich they are they could feed an army. And honestly to be called butter bars, I would think much more butter would be involved (one stick for the whole recipe). If that's a lot to some of you, I'm assuming you aren't Paula Deen fans.

However, I do believe the filling mimics butter. Oozing deliciousness and tickling every taste bud.

These bars are heaven....

For the Crust:
1 box yellow cake mix (1 pound)
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg

For the Filling:
1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 pound of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment or aluminum foil. Mix together the crust ingredients and press evenly into the bottom of your pan. Mix together the filling ingredients and pour over the crust. Making sure to push to the edges.

Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden and crackled and the middle is jiggly yet firm (similar to a cheesecake).

Let the bars cool completely in the pan before cutting. Place in freezer to set up and to make cutting easier.

This should provide you with almost 60 1-inch bars. ENJOY!!


  1. I think I may need this cookbook! Those look amazing!

  2. I love cookbooks. I may have to check this one out. And these cookie bars look absolutely to die for! A lady at work makes gooey butter cookies, these look like they might just be the next best thing! :)

  3. I have yet to look at the Momofuku cook book. I have too many other ones to work through.

    I want to let you know that I am awarding you the Sunshine Award.


  4. Oh.. we've been making these for years and I shared an almost identical recipe just a few weeks ago!! SO GOOD!!!

  5. Yum! I've never made butter cake before. These bars are a great twist on the classic and look fantastic!

  6. These look gooey-GOOD!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  7. yummo! we would love for you to link up some of your recipes over at our party!


  8. Wow these look so good! Really easy too! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  9. OMG these are to die for! I have made Paula Dean's and they are all fabulous recipes. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday each week. I appreciate YOU! Can't wait to see what you link up next :)

  10. You are being featured on Creative Thursday this week. Stop by and check it out :)