Gooey Butter Cake

Recently Kara needed to take a dessert to work and the one we decided on was the Gooey Butter Cake. We were sold on the name alone. It did not disappoint. It was gooey and buttery and sinfully delicious (I snuck a bite before she took it. And by bite I mean 2-3 pieces).

There were a couple of things I really really liked about this recipe. First it uses an ordinary boxed cake mix but transforms it from a boring yellow cake into something awesome. Second it uses two of my favorite ingredients: butter and cream cheese. Does it get any better than that?

Kara said everybody at work liked the cake a lot which means it will be a frequent, go-to recipe for us. In fact, I can’t wait to make this cake again and keep it all for myself!

Here's what you'll need

Add melted butter to the cake mix

And eggs

Mix this all together

Press it in a baking pan

Now beat the cream cheese

Add vanilla

And melted butter. :-)


And confectioners' sugar one cup at a time

And filling on top. Wow that looks good

Once it's out of oven and cooled sprinkle it with confectioners' sugar

Ooey Gooey Heaven!




  1. Melissa says

    I just made this yesterday for my dad for Father’s Day! It is his favorite cake, I remember making it for him when we were kids. It was just as good as I remember…. Think I’ll go have a piece right now!

  2. Jenn Gile says

    Mom made this cake for some relatives that were coming in from Wichita. It was soooo good. I will make this again for a pot luck for sure. You all are doing such a wonderful job on your blog. Keep up the good work!!! See you soon!

    • says

      Thanks Jenn! Can’t wait to see you! If my mom has room in her bag I’m going to send some cookies or something with her for the shower or bachelorette party or something. I know I won’t have room in my bag!

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