Philadelphia Style Butter Cake

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!"


servings 242 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 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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  1. 43 Ratings


You have to understand that true Philadelphia buttercake, bought on the boulevard in the northeast section of Philly, is gooey and very sweet-you should try it with a can or pie filling cherries...

I made this for a family picnic and there wasn't any leftovers one of my uncles who is extremely picky had quite a few pieces and compelmented me tons I think this will become a regular at famil...

Almost as good as the originals from the bakery!

This recipe was good. I increased the butter in the crust to 1 stick and added a cup of chopped walnuts. The crust was more moist and the nuts added a great flavor!

While this is very good, I cannot give it 5 stars because it is quite different than authentic butter cake from Philadelphia. The true thing has a much thinner crust and a much gooey-er top lay...

this recipe is horrible. first part is to thick and does not pour. the second part had way to much sugar for the average person. when this cake was done,it tasted uncooked.

I have made this twice for my family and they couldn't stop raving about it! It's so easy to make too. I found it easiest to mix the cake mix, butter and egg by hand (sort of messy) or with a ...

i made this receipe for a barbeque....everyone loved it....i will always make this receipe for big gatherings.

I searched for and made this recipe at a co-worker's request. I didn't even know what butter cake was. My entire company loved it and now I make it at least 6 times a year for them!