Gooey Browned Butter Cake recipe | a twist on the traditional St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

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
Keyword baby shower, breakfast, bridal shower, christmas, easter, easy dessert, edible gift, spring, sweet breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 box golden butter recipe yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees & grease a 9x9 pan.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter & cake mix. Add eggs.
  4. Using a spatula, press dough into pan, creating a slight edge along the sides.
  5. Combine cream cheese, sugars, vanilla & egg until smooth. Pour mixture into dough.
  6. Garnish with powdered sugar & bake 40-45 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Serve al a mode of you want to go all out!