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Gooey Butter Cake Is Amazing

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Gooey Butter Cake Is Amazing
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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!

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

Ingredients

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Mix cake mix, melted butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs with a spoon. Pat into a 9 X 13 inch pan.

Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in confectioner’s sugar. Pour over cake layer.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool.

1. I used organic vanilla cake mix. I am not typically a box cake baker, so I am not sure if yellow cake mix is close to the same thing, but I think using vanilla cake mix gave it an amazing flavor.

2. Use only 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar. There is absolutely NO need for 4 cups – not for consistency, and definitely not for sweetness. 2 cups cuts those horrid calories in half and is plenty sweet. Trust me.

3. Bake for only 30-35 minutes, NOT 40+! I pulled mine out and I could tell it was still soft in the center, but a toothpick inserted in the middle came out clean so I took the chance.

Best move ever. The middle was soft and moist and buttery and heavenly! Everyone was Mmmm-ing and Ohhh-ing as they ate it. A few said they’d love it with chocolate or caramel drizzled lightly on top (or both!). I’m making this again soon for a dear friend and her hubby and I can’t wait to Mmmm over it again!

Gooey Butter Cake Is Amazing

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.0/5
( 3 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Mix cake mix, melted butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs with a spoon. Pat into a 9 X 13 inch pan.

Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in confectioner’s sugar. Pour over cake layer.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool.

1. I used organic vanilla cake mix. I am not typically a box cake baker, so I am not sure if yellow cake mix is close to the same thing, but I think using vanilla cake mix gave it an amazing flavor.

2. Use only 2 cups of confectioner's sugar. There is absolutely NO need for 4 cups - not for consistency, and definitely not for sweetness. 2 cups cuts those horrid calories in half and is plenty sweet. Trust me.

3. Bake for only 30-35 minutes, NOT 40+! I pulled mine out and I could tell it was still soft in the center, but a toothpick inserted in the middle came out clean so I took the chance.

Best move ever. The middle was soft and moist and buttery and heavenly! Everyone was Mmmm-ing and Ohhh-ing as they ate it. A few said they'd love it with chocolate or caramel drizzled lightly on top (or both!). I'm making this again soon for a dear friend and her hubby and I can't wait to Mmmm over it again!

Notes

Servings: 18 Yield: 1 - 9 x 13 inch cake