golden gooey butter cake with brown butter in white baking dish

Gooey Butter Cake with Brown Butter

Classic St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake with a twist - this easy Gooey Butter Cake with Brown Butter has a deeper, richer flavor that you'll crave again and again!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 629.53kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 box golden butter recipe yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x9 pan.
  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat, watching carefully, brown the butter until it's a beautiful brown & has a nutty aroma. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter & cake mix. Add eggs.
  • Using a spatula, press dough into pan.
  • Combine cream cheese, sugars, vanilla and egg until smooth. Pour mixture into dough.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar and bake 40-45 minutes. You will a feel slight crust on top, won't be jelly.


Serve al a mode of you want to go all out!  
You can make this in an 8x8, 9x9 or 9x13 - it will determine the thickness and you will need to adjust bake time.


Calories: 629.53kcal | Carbohydrates: 104.81g | Protein: 5.58g | Fat: 21.85g | Saturated Fat: 12.73g | Cholesterol: 109.39mg | Sodium: 612.72mg | Potassium: 90.14mg | Fiber: 0.69g | Sugar: 81.02g | Vitamin A: 732.78IU | Calcium: 162.22mg | Iron: 1.62mg