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katherine's gooey butter cake

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Melissa Buchanan-Smith
Clarkston, MI

Recipe by: Sarah Katherine McCrary 1922-2013 Decades ago, Grandma Katherine copied this recipe from a local newspaper in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. These make bars.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For katherine's gooey butter cake

  • 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.