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  • 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.

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    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

    Ingredients

    Cake

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

    Filling

    • 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

    Instructions

    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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    Comments

    This is the closest recipe to bakery bought, that I have found. I did make my own crust though. Thanks!

    Hi, just returned from Branson,MO. and ate at the College of the Ozarks beautiful restaurant! After lunch, I indulged in a most delicious gooey butter cake! Am looking online for one but noticed most are in a two-part process. This was so good and tender,lightly moist with just a hint of cream cheese, not as gooey as I have had before elsewhere, but very tender and buttery sweet flavor also and topped with powdered sugar.

    Stunningly looking yummy!!! Even could put bananas or almost any fresh fruit, no?

    Hi Amanda,

    About the sweetness issue, is it possible to lessen the sugar quantity used?will it still turn out ok?

    Thanks in advance
    Rene

    looking over your recipe can you also make in flat on a cookie sheet like a bar wanted to make for a party at the end of the month thank you I’ll be looking for a response

    I followed the directions exactly, and even underbaked it at 32 minutes on 350 but the top of my cake has a crunchy light brown top and tastes like it caramelized. Anyone have this issue? Mine looks nothing like yours.

    Oh my goodness can’t wait to make this even though I am trying to lose weight…

    Looks so good!

    Has anybody tried with less sugar? If so how did it turn out? Thanks

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