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Simple Gooey Butter Cake

Cake mix recipes are a great way to make a delicious cake with a lot less work than making one from scratch. This simple gooey butter cake is no exception. With 5 simple ingredients, you can bake a yummy dessert, and prep time is practically nil!


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Cooking Time45 min


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese


  1. Leave the cream cheese out so it will reach room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Butter one 9x13-inch cake pan.
  4. Melt the butter slightly. Mix it with 2 of the eggs and the cake mix.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Mix the remaining 2 eggs with the cream cheese and the confectioner's sugar.
  7. Pour this mixture evenly over the first mixture. Do not stir.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Be careful not to burn.

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# 1 of 3 comment: regards to Bundt pan question - I would definitely say NO! The gooey part is very moist on top - almost runny. I have made this many times and love it. I even made it in chocolate once for a chocolate lover - not as good to Sometimes I lower the temp for last 20 min. - I don't like it too dry.

This cake sounds so good and easy to make too! Just what I was looking for. Has anyone tried using a bundt pan? If so please let me know how it worked out... Thank you, Vikki ;)

This is an absolutely delicious cake - we make it a few times a year. It's very very rich, so you can't eat a big piece, but, boy, is it good!

My sister gave me this recipe about 15 years ago. I have never been a big fan of Cheesecake but this is so much better (and easier). Last year I tried Pumpkin Gooey bars for Thanksgiving and they were great! I found that recipe in one of Paula Dean's cookbooks.


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