Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes: 16 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs, beaten, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg and vanilla; add to flour mixture and stir to combine. Press onto bottom of a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.
  • For topping, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and eggs until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and stir to combine. Pour over crust. Bake until center is almost set and edges start to brown, 40-45 minutes. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Sprinkle with additional confectioners’ sugar if desired.


SOURCE: Taste of Home

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