Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey butter cakes are supposed to have originated in St. Louis, which is a long ways up the Mississippi from the Gulf Coast.  That doesn’t mean that coastal dwellers can’t appreciate a good recipe though!

Gooey butter cakes are resemble a cross between a cake and a cheesecake, with the best features of both featured in a form that is best suited as a “coffee cake.”  What lazy weekend or spring evening isn’t suitable for a cup of coffee and a piece of this cake to enjoy?  It’s simple and delicious, perfect for informal occasions with family or friends.  It’s just as good to make in two round pans and to stash the extra in the freezer for another weekend if you don’t have company!

Gooey Butter Cake

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

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

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

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. Best served the next day, if it lasts that long!

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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