Mom's Gooey Butter Cake

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Serves: several
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Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Shelly Pruett Recipe
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Alton, IL (pop. 27,865)
Member Since May 2011
Shelly's notes for this recipe:
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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The buttery flavor of this cake is so good that I just couldn't stop going back for more!


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.

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user Rachael P cafenoir - May 5, 2011
This looks perfect for summer baking. Thanks for sharing!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 20, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 20, 2011
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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jun 12, 2011
I got the recipe from a co-worker years ago...she used to bring it to all our potlucks at work. It was always a hit with everyone.
Sometimes she'd add lemon and lemon rind to the filling and when baked she'd sprinkle powdered sugar over the top.
user mary englert nannie1246 - Jun 15, 2011
do you use glass pan or dark and what size

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