There are those desserts that you come across in life that are simple yet one of the most delicious desserts you will ever have. I first came across this recipe when I was searching for a recipe that was (1) quick and easy to make yet (2) still looked and tasted homemade and delicious. This past weekend my Mom asked me to make a dessert for her and friend who were having dinner together. I wasn’t 100% in the mood to bake something elaborate — shocking I know — and I had been saving this recipe for quiet a while so it seemed perfect. I mean — how many homemade desserts can you make only 5 ingredients?
This Gooey Butter Cake is just that — quick, simple yet is one of the most delicious desserts you can make! The crust is soft and chewy while the topping is so gooey and rich with a light and flaky crust. This cake is so good that my Mom, Mark and I ate an entire 9″x13″ pan between the three of us in an 8-10 hour period. This cake tastes the best when it is completely cooled, so make sure you bake it a few hours before you will want to serve it.
If you have never heard of Gooey Butter Cake nor tried it… trust me — give it a try! You won’t regret it!
Gooey Butter Cake
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1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 Cup Butter, melted
1 Pound Powdered Sugar
8 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
Pre-heat your own to 300◦. Prepare a 9″x13″ baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the yellow cake mix, melted butter and one egg. Stir together to form a soft dough. Using your fingers press the dough into the bottom of the baking dish, forming an even layer.
In a large sized mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and the eggs. Using a hand mixer beat the mixer for 1-2 minutes until well combined. Add the powdered sugar and using a spoon, stir in the powdered sugar until well mixed. Pour the mixture onto of the prepared crust.
Bake at 300◦ for 40-50 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.