Gay Farrar Recipe

LEMON CHESS GOOEY BUTTER CAKE

By Gay Farrar Ivorytickler


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If you like gooey butter cake, this is a great variation!

Ingredients

CRUST:
1
pkg plain yellow cake mix
1 stick
butter, room temperature
1
egg
FILLING:
2
large lemons
1
pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
2
large eggs
1 stick
butter, melted
2 Tbsp
white or yellow cornmeal
3-3/4 c
confectioners sugar, sifted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.
2
For the crust, place the cake mix, melted butter and egg in a large mixing bowl. Blend with mixer on low for 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. With your fingertips, pat the batter evenly over the bottom of the 13 x 9 pan, smoothing it out with your fingers until the top is smooth. Set aside.
3
For the filling, grate the zest from the lemons and set aside (you should have about 2 tsp.). Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice into a small bowl (you should have about 6 tbsp.) Set this aside.
4
Place the cream cheese in the same mixing bowl that was used to make the crust and with the same beaters (no need to clean either) blend on low speed until fluffy. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, melted butter and cornmeal. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the confectioners sugar and beat until well incorporated, about 1 minute more.
5
Pour the filling onto the crust and spread with spatula so that the filling covers the entire surface and reaches the sides of the pan. Bake for approximately 45-47 minutes until it is well browned but the center still jiggles. Place on a wire rack to cool, 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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11 Comments

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Sep 20, 2012 - Gay Farrar shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
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Sandra Fisher GrammaS
Jun 15, 2012
Gay, I hace been saving all the different flavors of G.B. Cakes recipes. Thank you for this one. I really do not care for corn meal, do you think I could substitute flour or maybe cornstarch for that? If so, how much do you think it would take. I am assuming it is for a thickener since you use the lemon juice. Have you ever tried just using the zest?Thank you very much, Sandy.
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S H lucky35
Jun 11, 2012
Hey Gay tried this recipe with the lemon yesterday not so hot my family was not so happy I will continue to try the original way and keep everyone happy...:)
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S H lucky35
Jun 9, 2012
okay I am going to make it again tomorrow with Sunday dinner.....this will work thx!
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Gay Farrar Ivorytickler
Jun 8, 2012
I would say 2 large lemons would be approximately 6 tbsp. of lemon juice from a bottle