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Cream Cheese Squares


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 8-oz box softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, beaten eggs, and softened butter until evenly distributed.
  3. Press the cake batter onto a buttered 9×13-inch pan to form a cake layer.
  4. In another mixing bowl, blend the confectioner’s sugar, softened cream cheese, and vanilla extract until creamy and smooth.
  5. Spread the cream cheese frosting mixture evenly over the cake batter in the pan.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven.
  7. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.


  • For added flavor, consider incorporating lemon zest or almond extract into the cream cheese frosting.
  • To easily spread the cream cheese frosting, use an offset spatula or the back of a spoon.
  • If the cream cheese mixture is too thick, you can thin it out with a tablespoon of milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • For a decorative touch, sprinkle chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or colored sprinkles on top of the cream cheese frosting before baking.
  • Ensure the squares are completely cooled before storing to prevent condensation and maintain freshness.


1. Can I use a different cake mix flavor?
Yes, you can experiment with different cake mix flavors to create variations of this recipe.

2. Can I substitute margarine for butter?
While it may alter the taste slightly, margarine can generally be used as a substitute for butter in this recipe.

3. How should I store Cream Cheese Squares?
Store the squares in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days for the best freshness.