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Cherry Ooey Gooey Bars

Cherry Ooey Gooey Bars Recipe

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  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


These Cherry Ooey Gooey Bars are sweet, tart, and oh so buttery. These dessert bars are made with butter, cake mix, and cherry filling.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 lb. cherry filling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Line a 9X13 casserole dish with aluminum foil. Spray with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, and egg. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Pat into the bottom of the pan evenly. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl blend with a mixer cream cheese and eggs one at a time. Add the butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Pour on top of the crust layer in the pan.
  4. Open the cherry filling and spoon dollops of the cherry filling on top of the cream cheese filling. Use the spoon to spread as evenly as possible.
  5. Using a small bowl, add the brown sugar, sugar, flour, and melted butter and use a fork to combine until mixture looks like large clumps. Sprinkle on top of the filling evenly. Bake in the oven on the middle oven rack for 35-40 minutes. A toothpick can be inserted and come out clean, the edges will be set, but the batter may still appear a bit jiggly.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Dessert