Yum Yum Bars are a delicious dessert and so incredibly simple to make with a yellow cake mix. They are also known as Texas Gold.
Yum Yum bars (aka Texas Gold) happen to be a recipe I discovered a long time ago in my all-time favorite cookbook, The Wild Wild West: Cookbook Cuisine from the Land of Cactus & Cowboys. It’s a local cookbook from where I’m from, Odessa, Texas.
Oddly enough, some gals that contributed recipes to this cookbook had a little table set up at the local mall. (Music City Mall) At the time, I worked at an ice skating rink at the mall. This was way back when I was still in high school and on my way into work I sampled some blonde brownies and they were Yum Yum bars. Obviously, I liked them and bought the cookbook. I believe this was 1997.
In my opinion, Yum Yum Bars taste a lot like Paula Dean’s Ooey Gooey Bars, but the ingredients are different. These are not quite so rich and they are not near as many calories! I got to eat at Paula Dean’s restaurant in Savannah once and it was amazing, but I did sit there wondering how much sugar I was ingesting. You could just tell that they had too many calories. So, if you are looking for an alternative to Ooey Gooey Bars try this recipe. I think you will be really please.
Yum Yum Bars Recipe
Base layer ingredients:
1 pkg Yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
Mix the cake mix, butter, and eggs together. Spread in greased 9×13 pan. The batter will be thick.
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- Yellow cake mix
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
Mix cream cheese, egg, and powdered sugar together.
Spread on top of cake mixture.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes of until golden brown.
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