treebeard’s butter cake

July 28, 2008 at 3:52 am 4 comments

There’s this restaurant in town called Treebeard’s ( and I tend to go there for Friday lunch with the coworkers, because Friday is pot roast day. Oh yes, their pot roast is spectacular, but that’s not what this post is about. Today is about their butter cake. It’s a sweet lil moist piece of heaven that I get every time I go. So I search online and found the recipe. This is my 3rd attempt at this recipe and I think I’m finally happy with it.


  • 1 box Pillsbury yellow cake mix (the one with pudding in the mix)
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix the yellow cake mix with 1 egg and the melted butter. You should mix until it has a dough like consistency.

In a 9×13 rectangle baking pan, grease the pan with butter and sprinkle the white sugar around. I say 1tsp of white sugar, but make sure it’s enough to thinly cover the bottom of the pan. Place the mixture in the pan and flatten, being sure to distribute the “dough” evenly.

In another bowl, add the softened cream cheese, vanilla, and start off with 1 egg. Mix on medium speed until all ingredients are incorporated. Add 1 cup of confectioners sugar and mix again until smooth. Add another egg and another cup of confectioners sugar, mix until smooth and repeat one more time with the last egg and last cup of confectioners sugar

Pour mixture over flattened “dough” in pan. Place in the oven and bake anywhere from 30-45 minutes, depending on your oven. When removed, the top should be a light brown and look a little flaky. Also, the middle should look like it sunk in. Let cool, cut and enjoy!

It felt really good to bake again.



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Em  |  July 29, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I tried this recipe last night for a community function, and served it as bar cookies. So good! The aroma was heavenly, and the cake earned favoring comments and multiple helpings. I love how it’s less traditional. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  • 2. eatyet  |  July 30, 2008 at 2:35 am

    hi em! i’m glad it worked out well for you and the community. anything for the greater good of the people, right? hehe.

  • 3. ang  |  August 7, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    OooO look at the bowls! hahaha

  • 4. eatyet  |  August 7, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    hahaha yes…thank you for my bowls ang. -chelle


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