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Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jessica Koeneman
Added: Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Category:
Category:

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

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

Directions:
Directions:
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. Prepare Filling.

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.

For a Chocolate Gooey Butter cake
Substitute a Chocolate Cake mix for the yellow.
For the filling add 3 tbsp cocoa powder when mixing in the powdered sugar. FANTASTIC!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
Add to the filling
1 15-ounce can of pumpkin
3 eggs (instead of 2)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
A BIG HIT at the holidays!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes

 

 

 

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