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Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Ann Little Kelly
Added: Thursday, May 7, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CAKE:
1 (18 1/4 oz). pkg. yellow cake mix
1 Egg
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, melted


FILLING:
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, melted
1 (16 oz.) box powered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350; combine ingredients and mix well. Pat into a lightly greased 13 X 9 baking pan. Prepare filling: Beat cream cheese until smooth; add eggs and vanilla; add butter; beat.
Add powered sugar and mix well.
Spread over cake mixture and bake for 40-50 minutes
YOU WANT THE CENTER TO BE A LITTLE GOOEY, SO DO NOT OVERBAKE.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
VARIATIONS:
*For the holidays, add a 15 oz. can of pumpkin to the filling; add cinnamon and nutmeg.
*Add a 20 oz. can of drained crushed pineapple to the filling.
*Use a lemon cake mix and add lemon juice and zest to the filling.
*Use a chocolate cake mix with cream cheese filling; add chocolate chips and nuts on top.
*Use a spiced carrot cake mix and add chopped nuts and shredded carrots to the filling.
*Use mandarin oranges, bananas, blueberries or strawberries - just coordinate your extract flavorings.
*Use a chocolate cake mix and add 3/4 to 1 cup peanut butter and nuts to the filling.

 

 

 

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