Butter Pecan Cake Mix Squares


Butter Pecan Cake Mix Squares

These easy butter pecan squares are made even easier by using butter cake mix!

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Squares
Butter Pecan Cake Mix Squares

Just when you thought butter pecan pie was the most delicious thing in the world, along comes this recipe for Butter Pecan Cake Mix Squares, which takes the sinfully sweet treat to an entirely new level. These easy cake mix dessert squares are packed with cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and butter cake mix, resulting in an incredibly rich dessert. These decadent butter pecan squares are perfect to eat with your hands, or if you want to add a scoop of ice cream, you can surely grab a spoon. Either way, you can't go wrong with an easy dessert that involves all of these awesome ingredients. These treats are the perfect take-along if you're headed to a potluck or party, so go ahead and stash this with all of your other recipes using cake mix. You're sure to find an occasion to make these Butter Pecan Cake Mix Squares before you know it!

Total TimeUnder 3 Hours


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Squares


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, butter, and pecans. Blend well, making sure that the egg and butter are evenly distributed.

  3. Press the dough into a greased 9x13 pan.

  4. Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl), beat together the cream cheese, 2 remaining eggs, and powdered sugar until smooth. Pour over the dough in your pan and smooth so that the mixture is evenly distributed.

  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

  6. Cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

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