Shelly Pruett Recipe

Mom's Gooey Butter Cake

By Shelly Pruett shellyp09

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My Mom made this for years and has shared the recipe with many people, including my aunt, who gave it to her children, who modified the recipe and have opened a Gooey Butter Cake Bakery!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The buttery flavor of this cake is so good that I just couldn't stop going back for more!


4 large
1 stick
1 box
yellow cake mix
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
2 c
or 1 box powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix together dry cake mix, butter, and 2 eggs and press into a greased 9" x 13" cake pan, pushing the sides up slightly to hold the filling.
For filling: Mix cream cheese, remaining 2 eggs, and powdered sugar, till smooth.
Pour filling into crust and bake for 35 minutes.
Let cool. Serve at room temperature. Store in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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Roda Laser Roda
Mar 2, 2015
Wow, this cake sounds GREAT! I will be trying this one.
Bonnie Simmons Bonnie_Simmons
Jan 25, 2015
I made this and it was delicious. I made mine with a little less cream cheese and added 1/2 cup sour cream. Added 1/2 bag chocolate chips on top of the crust and 1/2 bag chocolate chips chopped in food processer and add to the filling. Reminds me of a coffee cake and cream cheese cake together.
Catherine O'Hara kit63
Jan 10, 2015
My husband and I host a bible study for young adults on Saturday nights. So I made the cake for tonight. It is taking everything in me NOT to cut this cake! I can't wait to try it!!
Jenny Smith JenLynn
Jan 3, 2015
I also love the original recipe that Shelly shared but now I will be trying other members variations which sound delicious! Thank you all for sharing too!
Scott Thompson Scott_Thompson
Jan 2, 2015
Hi, Everyone!
I tried this recipe as instructed above and liked it a lot - then wanted to try my own variation. I used a Ghiradelli's double chocolate brownie mix for the crust and then added a teaspoon of vanilla to the cream cheese mix. I only used one cup of powdered sugar. I also added one cup of mini chocolate chips and half a cup of Heath toffee bits to the mix. Gotta tell ya - - it came out great - baked it for 40 minutes and it was just the right amount of time. I liked the brownie crust mostly because it was more dense than the regular cake mix - and how could you go wrong with brownies?!
It was fun to experiment with this recipe!!! Glad I found it here!! Thanks!! Scottie