Katherine's Gooey Butter Cake

Melissa Buchanan-Smith


Recipe by:
Sarah Katherine McCrary

Decades ago, Grandma Katherine copied this recipe from a local newspaper in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

These make bars.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
35 Min


  • 1
  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
  • 1 box
    powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, 8 ounces
  • 2
    eggs, first egg is for bottom layer

How to Make Katherine's Gooey Butter Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter. Mix butter, one egg, cake mix and nuts. I use walnuts or pecans. This will be the consistency of pastry. Press into a 9x13 inch greased pan.
  3. Mix powdered sugar, two eggs and cream cheese. Pour over bottom layer and bake until lightly golden brown.

    Do not over bake. Will be slightly loose while hot.

    Bake 35-40 minutes.

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About Katherine's Gooey Butter Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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