Shelly Pruett Recipe

Mom's Gooey Butter Cake

By Shelly Pruett shellyp09

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Shelly's Story

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