Saturday, April 16, 2011


In the Pacific Northwest, we have a very scare beast called the Geoduck (pronounced Gooey Duck). Today's recipe IS NOT in honor of that scary thing. Its so disgusting that I'm not even gonna post a picture. You can thank me for that later. Nope, today's sweetness is all about the Gooey Cake aka Gooey Butter Cake.

Those of you in the Missouri area know exactly what I am talking about. This pudding-y, cakey goodness is so sweet but so addictive that you just can't stop eating it. I am warning you, this cake is EXTRA sweet. I might be committed blasphemy here, but I think it would be so wonderful with raspberries or blackberries and I plan on making it again with summer fruit. I wonder if you can freeze it? It would be so good in pop form.

Now, without further adieu, I give you the Gooey Cake

  • 1 pkg yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 egg

Gooey Butter Filling

  • 1 (8oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (1lb.) box confectioners sugar (roughly 3 3/4 cups - 1 pound of confectioners sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
    Mix cake mix with 1 stick of butter and 1 egg (DO NOT FOLLOW CAKE BOX DIRECTIONS!)
    Pat mix into a 9x13 ungreased dish
    Cream together cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla. The batter will be of a thick icing or cake consistency.
    Pour over cake mixture and spread to the edges.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes, until you have a nice light brown crust on the top.
    Let cool and dig in. Traditionally the cake is dusting with more confectioners sugar, but I left mine all naked.

    This cake is a wonderful compliment to coffee or a nice strong tea. Trust me, once you try this, you will be hooked!


    Becky said...


    sharnymcclarny said...

    Sounds absolutely decadent. Must try it! Thanx Pam

    TroubleT said...

    OOooo, this would be perfect for our end of the school year pot luck lunch! Thank you for posting the recipe! :D

    Amy Rozeboom said...

    I'm from StL, the birthplace of the gooey butter cake! Its a truly one of a kind, amazing cake.

    Zombie Queen said...

    Heck yea!! I was looking for something simple to bake up today :) Thanks for sharing!

    Becky said...


    Our stinkin oven is dead or I'd be baking this one up real quick like!