Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake

filed under: Cakes on February 13, 2015

We have discussed these Gooey Butter Cakes before. They are, well, sweet. Actually sweet is an understatement.


Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

We have discussed these Gooey Butter Cakes before. They are, well, sweet. Actually sweet is an understatement.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 package (15.25 ounce) red velvet cake mix
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, melted
  • 16 ounces confectioners sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish. (butter and flour or baking spray, then line the dish with parchment paper)

  2. Mix cake mix and 2 eggs together in a bowl.
  3. Add butter and mix until batter is smooth and thick.
  4. Spread batter into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Beat confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, and 2 eggs together in a bowl until smooth (about 3 minutes on medium-high); spread over batter.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until sides of cake are pulled away from dish and browned, 25 to 35 minutes.
  7. Cool cake completely.



Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

They are seriously sweet. I am not kidding, every time I try one my teeth actually hurt.

This is the one dessert (ever) that I have said, “One bite is enough.”

I mean, granted it’s like a super huge bite and everything.


Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

If you happen to be a fan of quick desserts (this uses a box mix) and red velvet then this is a must make for you.

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

Confession time: I really like this cake a bit under-done. As in, that center layer is almost running out over the sides it’s so gooey. It is almost reminiscent of a creme brulee in that a really delicate layer of crust develops over a river of sweetened cream cheese running beneath.

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

Just so that I could take a picture of this amazingly sweet dessert, I chilled it before cutting. That is why you see some sharp lines. I do not recommend actually eating it cold though! Warm and oozing sugar everywhere is the best way to indulge in this.

If you think you will like this cake, be sure to check out my Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and Chocolate Ooey Gooey Cake!

Don’t miss my PERFECT Red Velvet Cake!

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  • kristin says:

    Now don’t shriek……I don’t think I have EVER had red velvet cake before. And I am picking up that “goey butter cake” involves dumping a bunch of confectioners sugar in? I would be afraid to eat it I think, but I will have to try. I can always send the rest to work with my husband. I would hate to have my teeth hurt. 🙂 Beautiful photos.

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Yep, definite must make. I neeeeeeeed these.

  • Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls says:

    I love the look of these. They look more like a chewy, fudgy, red velvet brownie bar than a cake. And that appeals to me. Very much. I shall be pinning these for future reference. (As in, next time I get to grocery store and can get my hands on a boxed mix!)

    • Amanda says:

      haha! Love it Amanda!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    That gooeyness. Oh my word! Love!

  • CakeSpy says:

    If this cake ran for president, it would definitely be elected.

  • Jenny Flake says:

    I am drooling over this cake! Amazing 😀

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Jenny!

  • Kelly says:

    Wow! These look ooey gooey incredible!The color is just gorgeous!

  • Beth says:

    What is that yummy looking frosting?

  • zamzam says:

    i live in Bangladesh , we wont find (15.25 ounce) package red velvet cake mix here in local store , can you share an alternate advise how to make at home red velvet cake mix ? 🙁

  • Marilyn says:

    Love red velvet and this looks so tasty!

  • Sonja says:

    I have made the butter ooey gooey cake for bout 2yrs now, it don’t last long in my house or around the neighbors.. I was just trying to figure out if I can make a red velvet one.. & since I have been watching your videos & following you. I see it can be done.. Thanks for all the awesome recipes.. I have tried your ding dong cake, marry me cookies etc.I love to bake with my 8yr old. Who always do a awesome job.. Thanks

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