• Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

    filed under: Cakes on January 20, 2018

    Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is almost an American classic! Since the 50’s moms and grandmas have been making Ooey-Gooey Cakes for all to enjoy. You may be surprised by the ingredients!

    Classic Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

    Butter Cake

    Before making this I studied a lot of Ooey-Gooey Cake recipes. One comment was very, very common: “It’s very sweet”.

    But I can handle sweet. I mean, I have made this. And this. And this. I think I can handle sweetGooey Butter Cake on Plate Sliced

    Silly me. I am not kidding, I got a toothache after I had one bite. It’s that sweet.

    Slice of Butter Cake with powdered sugarI mean, I am not one of those people who regularly uses those words: ‘too sweet,’ ‘too rich,’ ‘too chocolatey.’ I kind think those can be a bit of an oxymoron.

    But, in this case?  It applies.   Fork in slice of gooey butter cake I wonder if there are any from scratch ooey-gooey cakes?  I might be interested in trying one! I used this recipe from allrecipes.com.

    Ooey Gooey Bars

    Although this is called ooey gooey butter cake, it is technically a bar. Most recipes are made in a 9×13 pan and then cut into bar shape, so when you make an ooey gooey butter cake you are technically making a bar! I chose to make mine in a 9×3 round cake pan just because I love round cakes, but if you choose to make yours in a 9×13 pan keep an eye on cooking times. The rest of the recipe is the same!

    Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

    These ooey gooey bars are beyond sweet!

    • Prep Time:15m
    • Cook Time:45m
    • Total Time:1h
    • Serves: 12



    • 1 pkg yellow cake mix
    • 2 eggs, room temperature
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup, 113g), melted


    • 1 eight ounce (8ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup, 113g), melted
    • 4 c powdered sugar


    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. (I set my convection oven to 325°F)
    2. In a bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla and melted butter. Mash together with a fork until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
    3. Spray 9-inch by 3-inch round cake pan or a 9x13 pan with baking spray or use a piece of parchment in the bottom of the pan.
    4. Press cake mixture into bottom of prepared pan and get as flat as possible.
    5. Place cream cheese, remaining eggs, vanilla and melted butter in stand mixer and beat on medium speed until creamy.
    6. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time (and on low speed) until all sugar has been added.
    7. Pour cream cheese mixture over cake mixture.
    8. Bake for 35-45 minutes. I moved mine from the oven when the edges were brown, but the center was still a bit giggly. You do not want to over cook.
    9. Allow to cool before serving.

    Gooey Butter Cake BarsAnd this is about how much I could eat in one sitting.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, it tastes great!  Like, really, really great.  Fantastic!  AMAZING!  It is just one of those dishes best served with a cup of black coffee and your dentist’s business card.

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    Classic Zooey Gooey Butter Cake Recipe instead of 1pkg yellow cake mix what are the ingredients do you need?

    Could you add lemon to this?

    This looks great will be trying it soon

    Can the sugar be cut in half? Also, I’m thinking of chocolate cake mix. Sounds yummy either way

    Sylvia, I don’t think the sugar should be cut that much. And I am not sure about the chocolate either, tho I am a confessed Chocoholic! Have you ever tasted this? Also, this IS sweet and rich but not as sweet and rich as you are carrying on!

    Ladies and gentlemen this is like making a sandwich you can take off or add whatever you want that suits you you want a peanut butter sandwich do you want any Reuben sandwich there you go! Do what you like?

    Hello, i wanted to try this recipe but in France we don’t have yellow cake mix but we cook everything from scratch. Do you know how to replace this mix with real ingredients? Thank you for your help. Best regards

    Hello! What can I substitute to yellow cake mix if it’s not available?

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