gooey butter cake in baking dish and a slice on a white plate
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Gooey Butter Cake

The best Gooey Butter Cake recipe, a sweet and rich breakfast danish.
Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 369.86kcal
Author Julie Blanner

Ingredients

Layer 1

  • 1 Golden Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs

Layer 2

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 c powdered sugar (1 pound)
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9x12" pan.
  • Mix cake mix, butter and eggs until thick and smooth.
  • Spread and press mixture in pan (with the back of a spatula or your hands).
  • Mix the remaining ingredients on low until smooth. Pour over cake mixture. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top to garnish.
  • Bake 45 minutes, leaving it slightly gooey. You'll notice a slight crust on top rather than a jelly texture.
  • Garnish with sprinkles of powdered sugar, cool and serve.

Notes

Optional Fold Ins

  • chocolate chips
  • blueberries
  • blackberry
  • lemon juice and or lemon zest
  • espresso powder
  • toasted coconut
Tips
  • Grease your pan so that the cake doesn't stick. This is the best baking spray.
  • Bake in whatever dish you have on hand - 9x11, 9x13, 8x11, etc. Adjust bake time as needed.
  • It's done when a crust has formed on the top, yet the cake is slightly gooey and jiggles a bit when you shake the dish.
  • Make it ahead or bake and enjoy.
Store
  • Refrigerate - The cake will last between for 1-2 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Freeze - You can also freeze the cake for up to a month by wrapping it in plastic wrap or in a large freezer bag.
Serve at room temperature for a breakfast danish or warm and serve a la mode for dessert.

Nutrition

Calories: 369.86kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.01g | Protein: 3.34g | Fat: 13.11g | Saturated Fat: 7.64g | Cholesterol: 65.64mg | Sodium: 366.61mg | Potassium: 49.21mg | Fiber: 0.41g | Sugar: 46.74g | Vitamin A: 439.67IU | Calcium: 94.29mg | Iron: 0.95mg