Gooey Butter Cake

1
Peggy Bockler

By
@pbockler

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Gooey Butter Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. 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.

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About Gooey Butter Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes




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