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Monday, January 11, 2016

Gooey Butter Cake...

I am an avid recipe writer downer. I love to peruse friends cookbooks to find little gems hidden. It was on one of these perusals, I came across this cake recipe. It is one my sisinlaw Holly has made many times. I wrote down the recipe and tucked it into my recipe binder...

Well that was a number of years ago. I rehappened upon this recipe last week, when I was dejunking my recipes. I knew it had to be fate because this mama was craving a sweet treat something fierce. I checked my pantry and saw I had the stuff to make it. It was like angels singing people...telling me this cake had to be made. I made it that very afternoon.

It's super quick to make and was perfect for our Monday night family night treat. We all had seconds. It's just so delicious!!

Gooey Butter Cake

Bottom layer
1/2 cup melted butter
1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg

Combine bottom layer ingredients together. Next, press batter into a greased 9x13 pan.

Now move onto top layer....

Top layer
2 eggs
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb. powdered sugar

Cream together all top layer ingredients. Pour over batter in pan. Bake @350 for 30-35 minutes.

This cake is meant to be gooey, so don't second guess yourself. When it is lightly brown around the edges, you're cake is done. Allow to cool. Sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on top, cut into slices, and serve :)

Enjoy friends!!!

XO Danielle


  1. Paula Deen has a pumpkin version of this that's to die for! It's become our traditional Thanksgiving dessert instead of pumpkin pie! :)

  2. Yum, I have seen this recipe floating around the web . . . it looks delish! I may have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gooey Butter Cake was created in St.Louis where we live, its a really big deal here. So yummy! There are bakeries in St.Louis that make nothing but different types of Gooey Butter Cake.

    1. really? That is so cool! I love learning little tidbits like this :)


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