Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 8
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1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 Tbsp butter, melted
8 oz cream cheese, softened
15 oz can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
8 Tbsp butter, melted
16 oz box powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

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Stephanie Dodd Recipe
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Kansas City, MO (pop. 459,787)
Member Since Aug 2010
Stephanie's notes for this recipe:
This was a real winner in our United Way Cook-Off at work a few years ago. Pure decadence is all I can say!!!
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To make the cake: Combine the cake mix, one egg, and 8 tablespoons of melted butter and mix well with mixer. Pat this mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13" baking pan.
To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter; and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake and bake for 40 - 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little "gooey". Serve with whipped cream! YUMMY!!

Variations: For a pineapple gooey cake: Instead of the pumpkin, add a drained 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple to the cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed.

For a banana gooey cake: Prepare cream cheese filling as directed, beating in 2 ripe bananas instead of the pumpkin. Proceed as directed.

For a peanut butter gooey cake: Use a chocolate cake mix. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter to the cream cheese filling instead of the pumpkin. Proceed as directed above. This is to die for!!!!

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user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Feb 21, 2011
Steph, I make Gooey butter cakes & have wanted to try it this way. I have made them with Heath bits.
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Feb 22, 2011
OMG; this is excellent and won a prize in our United Way Cook-Off!! It is also good with the chocolate cake and peanut butter!
user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Feb 22, 2011
It's a Paula Deen recipe originally & is wonderful!
user dyanna casteel day03 - Feb 24, 2011
I soooo can't wait to make this!!!!
user linda pedery lpedery - Apr 3, 2011
This is very very good!

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