Philadelphia Style Butter Cake

This is a very rich, sweet, gooey, buttery cake. I store leftovers in the refrigerator and they taste just like cheesecake! Yummy!

Philadelphia Style Butter Cake


  • 1 egg
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch pan.

2 Beat together 1 egg, cake mix, and butter for 5 minutes. Mix and pour into prepared pan.

3 Cream together cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, 2 eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour this on top of the cake base.

4 Bake 35-40 minutes until browned. Cool 15 minutes and cut into squares.


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