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  • Strawberry Ooey Gooey Cake

    filed under: Cakes on June 3, 2018

    Enjoying a rich, chocolate, ooey-gooey cake has never been easier! This semi-homemade recipe was handed down from a very wise & frugal Grandma!

    Ooey Gooey Cake

    Ooey Gooey Cake

    I posted the buttery Ooey Gooey Butter Cake a while ago.  Then I made a Chocolate Ooey Gooey Cake. The recipe is so fascinating to me that I knew had to make it strawberry!

    Why fascinating? You can basically choose any cake flavor to create this ooey gooey cake! We have the trifecta here with vanilla, chocolate, and now strawberry. But you could also do spice cake, red velvet, or even funfetti!


    Strawberry Ooey Gooey Cake

    One thing I do absolutely love about this dessert is the texture.  The thin top layer of delicate flakiness resting precariously over the ooey gooey strawberry lusciousness is pretty darn amazing. They battle it out in your mouth, the sweet rich velvet like cake and the crispy top layer of crust.  Just to be clear, there are no losers in that battle.

    4.8 from 5 votes
    Strawberry Ooey Gooey Cake
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    48 mins
    Resting Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    58 mins

    Enjoying a rich, chocolate, ooey-gooey cake has never been easier! This semi-homemade recipe was handed down from a very wise & frugal Grandma!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: ooey gooey cake, strawberry cake
    Servings: 8
    Author: Amanda
    • 1 package strawberry cake mix
    • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, melted
    • 4 large eggs divided
    • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese softened
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 3/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
    • confectioners' sugar for dusting
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    2. Lightly grease a 9x3-inch round springform baking pan. (can also use a 9x13 pan)
    3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter, and 1 egg.
    4. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
    5. In a separate large bowl, beat cream cheese and 3 eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
    6. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until combined.
    7. Stir in strawberries.
    8. Pour mixture over cake mixture; bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is just about set. (It should still be jiggly. An inserted toothpick should appear wet.)

    9. Cool before cutting.
    10. Garnish with a dusting of confectioners' sugar.

    Easy Strawberry Ooey Gooey Cake


    5 Unwritten Rules for Ooey Gooey Cake Success:

    Make sure you prepare your pan correctly. I use GOOP {Homemade Baker’s Spray} and think it’s far superior to any product you can buy at the store. If you don’t want to make GOOP, grease your pan then line with parchment paper.

    Room temperature ingredients is a good idea. Set your butter and cream cheese out a few hours before you plan on making this amazing cake.

    Don’t undermix ingredients. Whip the cream cheese until it is light and fluffy, at least 3 minutes.

    Pan size matters. Or does it? It just depends on your preference for the final product! I baked mine in a 9×3 round cake pan or 9×3 springform pan because I like ooey gooey cakes to have a very gooey center and thicker edges. However, you can absolutely bake this recipe in a 9×13 pan! It will just be much thinner than my pictures show. You can also use a 9×9 or 8×8 square pan. Just make sure your oven is properly calibrated as you don’t want hot spots that will cause uneven baking. (Hint: Use bake strips around your pan!)

    You are not limited by the flavors in the recipe! Try adapting the Ooey Gooey cake recipe to create any flavor combination. Use vanilla cake in the base and lemon extract for the cream cheese topping. How about coffee extract in the base and cherry flavoring in the cream cheese layer? Or lemon in the base and lemon zest in the topping. Try adding fruit to the top which can help cut the sweetness. Try adding chocolate chips to the base and/or the cream cheese layer. Add chopped pecans to the base layer. The possibilities are endless!

    Did you know the “magic” version of this recipe? You simply mix all the ingredients in one bowl and then bake. There is no layer separation, but the flavor and texture are still amazing!

    Strawberry Cake

    This cake is very rich and a little will go a long way. Try serving with a vanilla ice cream to cut the sweetness.

    I just want you to know, I am willing to sacrifice time and resources to sample every single one of them.  I do it all for you. 😉



    Like Ooey Gooey Cakes? This one is a reader favorite! Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

    I made this for a bake sale and it sold out by 9:30am!

    You may also like my Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

    Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

    If you would like to try a cake that is JUST as amazing but made FROM-SCRATCH check out my Perfect Chocolate Cake!

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    Love this strawberry twist on the butter cake! This looks so fresh and summery!

    My mind goes wild with flavor combinations. Chocolate base with coconut in the gooey. YUMMM!

    all of your recipes look so good. I wish I could keep them when you are you are doing them.

    If I use a Gluten Free Cake Mix would the recipie change for the cake layer? I must be Gluten Free and I would love to make some of these recipies but am afraid I don’t know how to ajust the mixture.

    i love this butter cake,really looks so yummy and delicious

    This is like the St. Louis gooey butter cake. Never thought about mixing the flavors up. Can’t wait to try it with strawberry. Sounds so yummy!

    18 ounce package of cream cheese? I only see 8 ounce packages for sale…are you using two plus part of a third? Having partial leftover packages makes my small fridge cry!

      Laura H.
      Recipe calls for 1- (one) 8 ounce package of cream cheese.
      Hope this helps.

    I would love to have your recipe for your ooey gooey chocolate cake. I will definitely make the strawberry cake for my husband, but we both love chocolate. Thanks for sharing.

    Looks very good! I will make this. Thank you for sharing.

    These recipes sound delicious!

    I’m going to try this, but use the white cake mix, since that’s what I have and fresh strawberries. I like it makes one single layer since it’s just my husband and I.

    I tried the Strawberry Ooey Gooey Cake this weekend. I must say that it was delicious. Thank you. I love trying your recipes.

    Going to make this at the weekend. I am thinking a chocolate cake as I don’t think we can get strawberry cake mixes in the UK. Sounds amazing. x

    I love your recipe. Thank you

    Have made okey gooey butter cake for years. Have always split my eggs 2 and 2 though. Tried with strawberry cake mix and berries. LOVED it. I am dying to try the chocolate version

    I wonder how it would turn out with rhubarb instead of strawberries?

    Are you using unsalted butter?

    I made the ooey gooey cake and it was great. I will be making it again.

    I’m making the ooey gooey Chockolate Cake…. after it is done, cool on a rack… In the pan? (Using a sspringform) or out of the pan??

    If you wouldn’t have a spring form pan what type of pan could you use.

    Love anything with strawberries

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