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Gooey Butter Cake III Recipe

Gooey Butter Cake III

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"This cake uses a cake mix to make a crust, over which there is a cream cheese layer. Easy to make."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 x 13 inch cake Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix cake mix, melted butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs with a spoon. Pat into a 9 X 13 inch pan.
  3. Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in confectioner's sugar. Pour over cake layer.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2004

WE HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE SINCE THE EARLY 80'S. IT IS ALWAYS A BIG HIT. FOR A DIFFERENT TASTE YOU CAN ADD COCONUT AND/OR CHOPPED PECANS TO THE "CRUST" MIXTURE. THIS CAKE IS MUCH BETTER IF ALLOWED TO SIT FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE CUTTING. THE FLAVOR SEEMS TO INTENSIFY OVER TIME. DON'T EXPECT ANY LEFTOVERS!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 28, 2003

Beware if you don't like really sweet things! I thought it was an awful lot of sugar when I was making them, and I was right. I brought them to work, and after eating them, we re-named them "sugar bars". If I make them again, I will use a lemon cake mix to help cut the sweetness and use half the amount of sugar.

 
Apr 01, 2008

Delicious! Helpful tip: others complained about the difficulty of getting the dough into the pan - just mix it all in the pan and it spreads easily.

 
Nov 02, 2007

Oh Yeah! I know I have died and gone to heaven with this Cake. Absolutely the best cake and I know that my co-workers will simply rave about this cake. You simply cannot appreciate how good this cake is if you skimp on the recipe. Yes, it is very rich but oooooooooohhhhh sssssoooooooo good! At 350 Degrees Baked for 35 minutes. The crust around the edges is just right. I just love this recipe and plan on making this cake again and again. This is absolutely a KEEPER! I will certainly be adding a photo of this masterpiece of a RECIPE!

 
Jan 22, 2008

This is by far the best version! ANd, it is better to use golden yellow cake mix than a butter yellow cake mix!!!!

 
Nov 26, 2006

Excellent! It brought back memories of growing up in St. Louis and having Gooey Butter cake on weekend mornings. I served it at a gathering for some of my east coast friends who had never heard of it, and I think they are now hooked! I did cut back on the powedered sugar since the recipe is already quite sweet.

 
Nov 07, 2002

I have looked for this recipe for ages! WONDERFUL! My husband took one taste and almost died of happiness! It's like a cross between cheesecake and moist cake. If you want to cut the sweet a bit, do what I do - five minutes before it's done, gently place some pecan halves on top of the cake and finish baking. The pecans get toasty and crunchy, and it's a nice addition. If you want it super-sweet, then dust with additional powdered sugar. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!

 
Aug 11, 2011

The search has stopped here. This is the best butter cake. I made it the first time according to the original recipe and found the base too dry and the cheese topping too sweet. The second time, I increased the butter to 1 cup and reduced the sugar by half...the result was an awesomely some, buttery cake with a moist and delicious cheese topping...lovely! This one is a keeper and dh even asked me to make another to give to the neighbours! I made it for mom and she has not stopped raving since...everyone who has tried it asked for the recipe. With these 2 alterations, this one is a winner! Thanks Barbara!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 278 mg
  • 11%

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

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