Gooey Butter Cake I Recipe -
Gooey Butter Cake I Recipe
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Gooey Butter Cake I

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"This a very rich cake, but mmmmmmmm so good. Best eaten with milk or coffee. You can also make it a Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake if desired. Just use a chocolate cake mix in place of the yellow."

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Original recipe makes 1 (9x13 inch) cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter one 9x13 inch cake pan.
  2. Melt the butter slightly. Mix it with 2 of the eggs and cake mix. Pour batter into prepared pan. Mix the remaining 2 eggs with the cream cheese, and the confectioner's sugar. Pour this mixture evenly over the first mixture. Do not stir.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2007

A word of warning--the time on this recipe is WRONG. I really should have known better. You definitely want to check it at 30 minutes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2003

I tried this recipe because I lost my original recipe for these wonderful bars. I have to say that they did NOT turn out as I expected, but that might have been my fault. I would definitely recommend doubling the 10x sugar, halving the butter, and adding some vanilla extract!

Dec 06, 2003

Excellent desert! Very important to use right size pan and not overcook. I have made it w/ half the butter and twice the powder sugar. It is still very good and not as overwhelming. Must have coffee, tea, or milk to properly enjoy the flavors!

Dec 24, 2003

Best cake you'll EVER taste! It was gone in seconds!! Also good if you press some toasted pecan halves in it right when it's done, and sprinkle with powdered sugar! Thanks for the recipe! ALSO - if you want the bottom portion a little more moist, use margarine instead of real butter - it makes a HUGE difference!

Jul 12, 2003

This was a superb cake!!! Quick and easy, with ingredients I always have on hand. I tried adding about 1/4 c of milk to the cake batter to combat any potential dryness (a few reviews mentioned the slightly dry bottom layer)and it turned out fabulous. I will definitely make it again!!!

Dec 06, 2003

If you are bored with ordinary cake, this one's for you. Five stars all the way!!! My guy's mom has made this for him on every birthday, as per his request. I was ever-so-lucky to have her make it for me too. The secret to our version: "Butter Recipe Yellow" cake mix and use ONLY 1 stick of butter. If you crave chocolate, use "Butter Recipe Chocolate" cake mix. Also, bake time is roughly 30 min., take out while the cake is still jiggly and slightly oozes. ENJOY!!!

Dec 24, 2003

This is a great cake, I double the cream cheese and put it in a larger pan so the crust is thinner. Very tasty.

Dec 06, 2003

Pretty good. The bottom layer turned out a little dry & crumbly, but the chewy cream cheese-based topping countered that, so it was a good balance. I was able to cut it into bars that kept they're shape, on the 2nd day. Before I made this, and after reading the reviews, someone suggested a fruit topping might be good w/ it. Remembering that I had some frozen blueberries, I took them out and mixed them w/ some sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice, and let that set while I prepared the batter. After it was done baking and while it cooled, the blueberries became a nice syrupy topping! So while the bars were still warm, I topped it w/ a small scoop of vanilla ice cream and then the blueberries, and the combination of the three came out PERFECT. The presentation came out better too, than it would have if I just served the bars alone. I had my in-laws over, and they just LOVED it! Will definitely make this one again.


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  • Calories
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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