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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix cake mix and 2 eggs together in a bowl. Add butter and vanilla extract; mix until batter is smooth and thick. Spread batter into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Beat confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, and 2 eggs together in a bowl until smooth; spread over batter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until sides of cake are pulled away from dish and browned, 25 to 35 minutes. Cool cake completely. Sprinkle more confectioners' sugar over cooled cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 26, 2014

I am making the recipe for the second time, it is a family favorite! All four kids keep asking for it. I followed the recipe but added chocolate morsels ( I used half a bag) and mixed it with the cream cheese and it was incredible! Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 16, 2014

I LOVE a sweet dessert, but this is super super sweet as written. Ill make it again, but will cut way back on the powdered sugar.

May 17, 2014

I made this cake for a neighborhood cookout. While I was talking with some friends, I saw a little boy steal 3 pieces before the dinner was ready. How he ate that much of this rich cake, I do not know but his mother must be dealing with a tummy ache about now. It is a great cake and everyone loved it. I will absolutely make this again.

Mar 06, 2014

I followed the recipe to the tee. It turned out absolutely delicious. The only thing I will say is that mine rose a little more than I've traditionally seen. Nonetheless, wonderful!

Sep 19, 2014

I have a different recipe for this cake. However, the other recipe has an after-taste that I didn't enjoy and I had a real problem with the measurements! So I looked for a recipe with different measurements that would accommodate what I could find at the store but also tastes good! This recipe fit the bill to a T! I was a little skeptical at first but I'm glad I followed the exact recipe! I'm completely satisfied and happy with the results! Even though i did not top the cake with extra sugar - its not needed! I still give it 2 thumbs up!

Jul 26, 2014

Turned out fantastic. Cut Down on the amount of sugar and still turned out great. 4 1/2 cups is better than 1.7kg of sugar :-))

Dec 07, 2014

Made it for the first time tonite for tomorrows office potluck and had to taste it... you know, for quality assurance. I think I just had an out of body experience.

Nov 11, 2014

I made this recipe following the directions almost exactly. The only thing that I did differently was that for the topping I whipped my cream cheese separately from the other ingredients for about 5 minutes on medium speed. This made the cream cheese a bit fluffier and make for a very flakey, buttery crust! Also, I think the cake is plenty sweet without adding the powdered sugar to the top after cooling. I left that part out and wasn't disappointed. I think if I had added the powdered sugar to the top it would have been just a bit to sweet. Other than those few adjustments, GREAT recipe! My family loved it and I am making another tonight.


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

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

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