Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gooey Butter Cake

Just saying the words
Gooey Butter Cake 
sounds delicious.
How can you go wrong with those three words?
Gooey  - Butter  - Cake

We had never heard of this cake 
until a few years ago.
Our friend Whitney made it and 
Debbie just had to have the recipe.
Thankfully, she shared.
Now we have learned that the recipe
 originated in St. Louis.
It was made by mistake.
All we can say is thank goodness someone goofed.

It is a very simple cake to make and tastes wonderful.

Start with a few basic ingredients.

This is the cake mix, eggs, and butter.

Stir the cake mix, eggs, and butter together.

This bottom layer will be fairly thick.
Spread it into a greased  9x13 inch pan.

Next comes the cream cheese, 
powdered sugar, and eggs.
Mix together well.

Pour over the first layer.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes.

Fresh from the oven.

Gooey Butter Cake

Bottom layer:
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 box yellow cake mix
  Top layer:
3 3/4 cups (1 lb. box) powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Melt butter.
Mix together the cake mix, butter, and 2 eggs.

Spread in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
Set aside.

Mix together 1 pound box of powdered sugar
 with 8 oz. softened cream cheese and 2 eggs.
 Mix until smooth.

Pour evenly over top of layer.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Better to be slightly underdone than overdone.
Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar.


And we just couldn't help 
but drizzle a little caramel on one.


  1. I'm a friend of Jessi's in St. Louis. The only thing better than gooey butter cake is gooey butter cookies. Same recipe, but drop in teaspoons, and I imagine you don't cook as long. Chocolate gooey butter cake is rich, but yummy too.

  2. Sounds delicious. I will have to try them sometime. I think my oldest daughter has made them into cookies before, but I haven't. Also have to try the chocolate version! Anything with chocolate in it has to be good.

  3. I have had this recipe for over 25 years. Just a tip: you may use any kind of cake mix....have tried many myself and it is always a crowd pleaser. Kids love the chocolate one, my daughters in lae love the lemon, i love carrot cake!

  4. Gotta love us St. Louis goofs :) I love playing with gooey butter cookies and cake. You can make all diffrent kinds. Just use diffrent types of cake mix :)

  5. I have made the coolies for a long time as well as the cake.You add the butter cream cheese, 2eggs and the cake mix any flavor.Rool them into balls.Chill for about a half hour.Roll in powder sugar place them on a greasef cookie sheet flatten them out.Bake them for12 to 15 minutes when cooled dip them in powder sugar again dont over cook


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