OOEY GOOEY BUTTER CAKE

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Ooey gooey butter cake is easy and delicious.

This ooey gooey butter cake is so easy to make and you won’t have any left.  My family can’t get enough of this cake.  It is delicious with coffee or milk as a snack or as a dessert after any meal.  It is very rich and it doesn’t take much to satisfy your craving for something sweet.  You don’t need ice cream or whipped cream or any kind of topping as this cake is delicious and needs no help.

You could double the recipe if you are making 2 cakes for an event or gathering.  This would be great to take to any holiday meal or put it on any buffet table. Your family, friends and guests will love this cake.  It keeps well for several days refrigerated and is good heated or cold.  We have lots of cakes on the site that are made with mixes as well as scratch cakes.  You might like to check out this list of our favorite cake mix cakes.

Ooey gooey butter cake will quickly become a favorite.

Recipe for cake layer:

1 (16.5 ounce) yellow cake mix

2 eggs

12 tablespoons butter or 1 1/2 sticks, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Do not make this cake according to the directions on the cake mix box.  Mix the cake mix, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract by hand in a mixing bowl.  Spray a 9 x 13 cake pan with cooking spray and press the cake mixture into the pan.  This makes the bottom layer of the cake.

Topping for cake:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups powdered sugar

Mix the topping ingredients with a mixer and spread over bottom cake layer.

Bake cake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until top of the cake is golden brown.  Cut in squares to serve.  Makes 1 cake. Enjoy!

Note:  I used a Kroger brand Delicious Yummy Yellow Cake Mix.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This is a classic cake that is so easy to prepare. It's a delicious dessert your family will love.

Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 1 16.5 ounce yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 tablespoons butter or 1 1/2 sticks melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping for cake:
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Do not make this cake according to the directions on the cake mix box. Mix the cake mix, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract by hand in a mixing bowl. Spray a 9 x 13 cake pan with cooking spray and press the cake mixture into the pan. This makes the bottom layer of the cake.

  2. Mix the topping ingredients with a mixer and spread over bottom cake layer.
  3. Bake cake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until top of the cake is golden brown. Cut in squares to serve.

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2 Comments

  1. I love this recipe!

    When I was little (long time ago. I am 68) my dad would bring home a Gooey Butter Cake from his favorite bakery. When I was older my sister found a recipe and we would make it for Daddy. We moved about two years ago, and I purged all my recipe collection. It was huge! I found that I could google a recipe and I was more limited for space in the new home.

    My children loved when I would make this cake. I will surprise them at our next dinner!

    Thank you for sharing!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you, Char, for the lovely comment and story. I hope you enjoy the recipe with your children and have a great week ahead.

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