Gooey Butter Cake

Peggy Bockler

By
@pbockler

This recipe is from The Lady & Sons Just Desserts cookbook by Paula H. Deen.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

1 box
(18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
1
egg
1 stick
butter, melted

FILLING

1
(8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
3 3/4 c
powdered sugar
1 stick
butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 pan.
2
With a mixer, combine the cake mix, egg and butter and mix well. Pat into the bottom of the prepared pan and set aside.
3
Still using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Pour in the butter and mix well again.
4
Pour filling onto cake mixture and spread evenly. Bake for 40-50 minutes. You want the center to be a little gooey, so don't bake it past that point.
5
Remove from oven and allow to cook completely. Cut into squares.
6
Lemon Gooey: Use a lemon cake mix in place of the yellow cake. Add the juice (approximately 1/4 cup) and zest of 2 lemons to the cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed above.

Peanut Butter Gooey: Use a chocolate cake mix. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter and an extra egg to cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed above.

Chippy Gooey: Stir 1 cup white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, or Heath bits into filling. Proceed as directed above.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes