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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake!  This sweet treat made from a box cake mix is a classic dessert made popular by Paula Deen but originated in St. Louis - made with just a few ingredients, it's one of the easiest cake recipes around!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butter cake, cake mix recipe, cake recipe, easy cake recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Kasey


  • CAKE
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup 113g butter, melted
  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • To a bowl, add the cake mix, egg and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x14 baking pan.
  • In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla and 8 tablespoons butter and beat together until combined well.
  • Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well until light and fluffy.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cake mix crust layer.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Do not overbake. It will be a little "gooey" in the center.