Treebeards Buttercake

Treebeards is located in Houston, Texas. This is a delicious cake .  You can’t get this cake on the weekends.

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Here is a copycat of Treebeards butter cake because they aren't open on the weekends. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttercake, Cake Mix Recipes, Cake Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 485kcal


  • 15.25 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 9 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • To make the crust generously spray a jellyroll pan with Pam. With an electric mixer, blend dry cake mix, melted butter, and 1 egg on low speed until moistened. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, and pat onto bottom and side of the jellyroll pan, set aside. 
  • To make the filling mix 3 1/3 cups powdered sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cream cheese until ingredients are moistened. Carefully cover the mixer with a large, clean kitchen towel. Turn mixer on high for 5 minutes. Turn mixer to low speed and remove towel. 
  • Add remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and mix until well blended. Replace the towel and return mixer to high speed, and beat for an additional 5 minutes. Pour mixture over crust in pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. When cool, slice into squares.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg

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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Lorinda

    5 stars
    One of the things I’ve missed most about going gluten-free is Treebeard’s buttercake.
    With your excellent recipe and Betty Crocker’s gluten-free yellow cake mix I made it — yum!!!!!!

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