Gooey Butter Cake is a classic American dessert, famous for its rich, buttery flavor and gooey texture. Originating from St. Louis, Missouri, this cake is a delightful treat that’s simple to make and hard to resist.


For the Cake Base:

  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs

For the Filling:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare the cake base: In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter, and 2 eggs. Mix until well blended.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan to form a firm, even layer.
  4. Prepare the filling: In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add 2 eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well.
  5. Gradually add the powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture, beating until combined. Pour in the 1/2 cup melted butter and mix until smooth.
  6. Pour the filling over the cake base in the baking pan, spreading it evenly.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. The edges should be set, but the center should still be slightly gooey.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
  9. Dust the top of the cake with additional powdered sugar before serving.
  10. Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 350-400
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Protein: 3g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes


  • Serves: 12-16

Gooey Butter Cake is wonderfully rich and decadent, with a dense, buttery base and a sweet, creamy topping. It’s perfect for dessert, a potluck, or any occasion where you want to impress with a simple yet delicious treat. Enjoy this gooey, buttery delight!

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