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Philadelphia Style Butter Cake

Rated as 4.16 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a very rich, sweet, gooey, buttery cake. I store leftovers in the refrigerator and they taste just like cheesecake! Yummy!"
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Ingredients

servings 242
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 -9x13 inch cake)

Directions

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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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 242 calories; 10.3 35.7 2.5 44 206 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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!

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 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!

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 ...

Yummy! Gooey, verrry rich.

I am a Chef of 18+ years in Philadelphia and this recipe is simple and darn close to the original. If you think it is going to be like a cheese cake, you're wrong. This is more of a pastry. I...