Gooey Butter Cake

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I love this classic Gooey Butter Cake recipe.  Paul Deen created the original ooey gooey butter cake recipe, of course.  I simply had to include it here on RecipeGirl.

Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake

It’s the simplest of cake recipes- using a boxed cake mix as a starter.  It’s really a great cake that everyone seems to love!  What makes it gooey, you ask?  The gooey part comes from adding a good deal of butter and powdered sugar to the cake.  That turns it into an ooey gooey butter cake.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

I know it begins with a boxed cake mix, but I think you’ll find that it’s one of the most delicious, simple cakes you’ve ever eaten.  t’s tough to eat just one piece!

Paula Deen Gooey Butter Cake

I whipped this up quickly once and sent it with my husband on a guys camping trip. It was a big hit!  They guys thought I was amazing, and honestly it is so easy to make that I felt a little silly for all of the accolades I received.  I’ve made it for friends as an easy dessert to have at a barbecue too.  Again, it’s always a favorite!

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Gooey Butter Cake

This ooey gooey butter cake recipe will become a new favorite!
Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:40 minutes



  • 1 box white, yellow or pound cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted


  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 pound powdered sugar (set 2 tablespoons aside)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cake mix, 2 eggs, and melted butter. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. To make the topping: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the 2 eggs, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat well and pour over the cake batter. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the cake seems fairly firm to touch in the center. Sprinkle with the reserved powdered sugar.
SOURCE: (recipe given to me-- maybe from Paula Deen, originally?)
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