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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

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"This is amazingly sweet and way too tempting to resist!"

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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.


7 Ratings

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 :-))

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!

Aug 20, 2014

This recipe is wonderful! I have made it many times for family events. It is always a favorite. My son always requests it. No left overs ever!

Aug 17, 2014

I have trial and errored many different gooey butter recipes. This one by far is the best!


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • 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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