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Italian Cream Cake Bars

Italian Cream Cake Bars

Delicious Italian Cream Cake baked in a sheet pan, then cut into bars or squares.  Topped with a rich silky cream cheese frosting.  It’s the easiest Italian Cream Cake ever!  It’s rich and decadent just like the original layered cake.

 

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These Italian Cream Cake Bars have all the flavor of the familiar Italian cream cake recipe without all the steps.  Just make, bake, frost, and cut into squares or bars!  This dessert is simple to make yet special enough for holidays and parties.  

Italian Cream Squares

 

The batter consists of yellow cake mix, pecans, coconut, butter, and milk.  These ingredients form a chewy, cookie-like crust.  After cooling, spread the homemade cream cheese frosting on top.  These Italian Cream Cake Bars remind me of the day we were married because we had an Italian Wedding Cake at our reception. 

 

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Ingredients for Italian Cream Cake Bars

*Whole milk works just as well as evaporated milk if you prefer to use it instead.

 

How to Make Italian Cream Cake Squares

Mix the cake mix, butter, and milk until well blended.  Stir in the pecans and coconut.  Spread into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.  Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until lightly browned. 

 

While the cake is baking, make the cream cheese frosting by mixing the powdered sugar and softened cream cheese with a little milk.  Add just enough milk, about 2 tablespoons, to get the consistency of honey.  A whisk works great for getting the right consistency. 

 

Cool the cake completely then spread cream cheese icing on top.  Cut into bars or squares.

 

Any leftovers should be refrigerated due to the cream cheese frosting.  These bars can be frozen as well.

 

Italian Cream Cake square with Icing and chopped pecans on top

 

Italian Cream Cake Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Delicious Italian Cream Cake baked in a sheet pan, then cut into bars or squares.  Topped with a rich silky cream cheese frosting.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 squares
Ingredients
  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Chopped pecans
  • 1 cup Shredded sweetened coconut
  • 5 oz Evaporated milk (or whole milk)
  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 4 oz Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp Whole milk
Instructions
  1. Mix the cake mix, butter, and milk until well blended. Stir in the pecans and coconut. Spread into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

  2. For the icing:  Mix the powdered sugar and softened cream cheese with a little milk. Add just enough milk, about 2 tablespoons, to get the consistency of honey. A whisk works great for getting the right

  3. Cool the cake completely then spread cream cheese icing on top.

 

If you make this dessert, please let me know!  I’d love to hear from you!

 

You may also want to try these delicious dessert recipes:

Chocolate Trifle with Brownies and Toffee

Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake

Chocolate Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie

Apricot Nectar Cake

 

 



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