Gooey Butter Cake

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

Gooey Butter Cake
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1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
3 Eggs
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 300for 40-50 minutes until the top is golden brown.  Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.


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