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Gooey Blueberry Butter Cake Mix Bars Recipe

Gooey butter cake is an old recipe that has been made by cooks for generations. I like to use fruit in my bars and cakes when possible and this time, I used blueberries and a vanilla cake mix. These gooey blueberry butter cake mix bars will disappear in your mouth.

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Recipe Box Keeper

Recipes that have remained through the test of time are recipe box keepers for me. This is one of those recipes that can be changed up. Try different cake mixes with or without fruit. I think this would also be good with a pumpkin cake mix for the winter months. Maybe a strawberry cake mix would be good for the summer months.

Gooey Blueberry Butter Cake Mix Recipe
Delicious Blueberry Bars

Don’t Over Bake

Make sure not to over bake your bars. the center will appear soft, but don’t over bake them. It will set as it cools, but remain slightly gooey in the middle. Some people rock the pan back and forth to visually check how gooey the middle is.

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Gooey Blueberry Butter Cake Mix Recipe

Here is a link to the Wild Maine Blueberry Jam if you want to make the recipe just like I did.

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Gooey Blueberry Butter Cake

Butter cake is a moist and tasty cake for a snack or dessert. This gooey blueberry butter cake is a wonderful snack too.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Cake, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, Cake, Dessert, easy, potluck, recipe
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 198kcal



  • 1 Box Cake Mix I used Betty Crocket Super Moist Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 8 Tbls. butter melted
  • 1 Egg Beaten

Gooey Layer

  • 12.5 Oz. Blueberry Jam I used Stonewall Kitchen Wild Maine Blueberry jam (I used 1 jar)
  • 8 Oz. cream cheese Softened
  • 2 eggs Beaten
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the bottom of a 9 X 13 baking pan with Pam or grease with a bit of butter.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, and egg. When it is well incorporated, press evenly into a 9 X 13 baking pan. Set aside. Hint: I used the bottom of a mixing cup to get a nice evenly pressed crust.

Fruit Layer

  • In a medium bowl, empty the entire jar of Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. Stir with a spoon a bit to help it spread easily over the crust layer.
  • Pour over the crust and spread evenly. Hint: if just making the gooey butter cake mix bars, omit the fruit layer.
    spreading the blueberry jam layer

Gooey Layer

  • In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and eggs until smooth. This takes a minute or two. Add the powdered sugar and beat another minute or two until it is combined.
  • Pour over the fruit layer on the crust and spread evenly.
    spreading the gooey layer
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for approximately 45 minutes. Do Not Over Bake. The center will appear soft when done. It will continue to set when cooling. Note: since I used a fruit filling, I baked this for 45 minutes. If I did not have this layer, I would have probably removed this at 35-40 minutes.
  • When done, remove from the oven and let cook prior to cutting into bars. Enjoy!
    Gooey Blueberry Butter Cake Mix Recipe

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Gooey Blueberry Butter Cake Mix Bars


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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Sherry Karaim

Saturday 21st of March 2020

I love gooey desserts and this is just great!!


Sunday 22nd of March 2020

Thank you Sherry. This one will hit the spot. This recipe is so easy and yummy. Hope you like it too.

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