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Gooey Butter Cake

gooey butter cake


This recipe for Gooey Butter Cake Bars was given to me on a plane ride from Atlanta to San Diego. I was working on creating new recipes and the guy sitting next to me, Javon, asked me about my blog. I told him how I love trying out new desserts and so he gave me two of his favorites to try.

I love Gooey Butter Cake Bars because they are easy to make and take with you to parties or tailgates. This is a great treat for those who cannot have chocolate but still love sweets!


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Ingredients / Directions:     Printable PDF


  • 1 box of Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 stick of Butter, melted
  • 1 Egg


  • 8oz. package of Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 lb. (or 4 cups) of Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla (recipe called for tablespoon)

  • Combine melted butter, eggs, and cake mix together in one large mixing bowl. Stir mixture until the mixture is a dough-like consistency. Next, evenly press the dough in the greased baking dish.


  • Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until light. Next, add 2 eggs and vanilla and mix well. Once your mixture is evenly mixed, slowly add the powdered sugar. Your mixture should eventually be a goo-like consistency. Pour over crust and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Watch carefully so the cake does not burn.


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