Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake

Picture by Paula Deen and Random House


Last week I made a Mandarin Orange Cake for my book club meeting and a couple of hours before the meeting I dropped the cake.  Devastated and short on time, I called my best friend, Sue, and she suggested I make Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake.  AMAZING!  This was a quick and easy cake to make and so delicious – like chess bars. I will make this cake again.    

1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted   

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar   

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.   

Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.     

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.  Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.



Filed under Cakes, Celebration, Cookies, Dessert, Holiday, Spring, Summer

4 responses to “Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake

  1. love these kind of cakes ..cant wait to make it , thanks for posting it Patti ! would love that toffee gooey cake recipe also,, love anything with toffee!!

    • pattiadleybryan

      Linda – thank you for commenting on my food blog – I appreciate you! Hope you and Teri enjoyed the gooey butter cake today.

  2. Jackie

    I have made her Toffee Gooey Butter Cake. It was so awesome! It was great to take on a trip with us! It is definitely worth baking again.

    • pattiadleybryan

      Jackie – thank you for making a comment – and thanks for the link to the toffee gooey butter cake recipe. You are the best!

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