Gooey Butter Cake

Mmmm - don't ever make this unless you have lots of people to share it with. You will be tempted to eat to all yourself, it is just as good as you've heard.

Gooey Butter Cake
A St. Louis tradition, recipe from Paula Deen.

Makes 12 bars.

1 stick melted butter
1 egg
1 box yellow cake mix

2 eggs
8oz softened cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar(about 2 cups)
1.5 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 13x9 baking dish.

Combine crust ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the crust mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine filling ingredients and mix well. Poor filling over crust.

Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until crust is golden brown. Let cool completely then cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.


  1. I have to try these. They sound delicious.

  2. YUM! You are the devil for putting this on your blog...guess i shouldn't partake in the yumminess though...

    anyway. i am not training for anything for real. i did really think about trying to do the turkey trot though...if i am ready by then. the lewisville one does sound fun. i am just soooooo out of shape :( how did we do all that crap in high school???

  3. Ha - geez I know, I went to a weight training class at the gym last month and felt like I was at drill team camp for the next week, so sore. Yeah - I'm never making gooey butter cake again, but the memories (calories) will last a lifetime. :)

  4. This sounds really good......... But it's already 11 and I should NOT be thinking about food...thanks!! haha

  5. lmao...just read your response to mine! yep...drill team

    actually...i think the cramping in my calves tonight was comparable to the way i felt at officer camp...oh to be 15 again...

    on my god...that was half a lifetime ago...well in 1 year it will be!!!!!


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