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gooey butter cake

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This family friendly Gooey Butter Cake has seven ingredients and takes less than ten minutes to get in the oven. It is so popular at potlucks and family reunions that is usually the first dessert gone. Bake one up for your family today and let them be the judge.

yield 16 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For gooey butter cake

  • 1
    yellow butter cake mix (just the cake mix)
  • 1/2 c
    butter melted
  • 3
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 c
    powdered sugar plus more for dusting if desired

How To Make gooey butter cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2
    Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • 3
    Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg. Pat gently into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • 4
    Using stand or hand mixer beat cream cheese until smooth and lump free. Turn the mixer to low and the eggs one at a time and mix just until incorporated. Mix in vanilla extract. Mix in powdered sugar in several increments blending just until combined. Pour this mixture on top of the layer in the baking dish. Do NOT mix the two layers together. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5
    If desired sprinkle with powdered sugar when fully cooled.