Gooey Butter Cake Recipe & Variations
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 stick butter melted
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1 box powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix together cake mix, melted butter, 1 egg and water until combined.
Press into a 9 x 13 greased pan.
Mix together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, 2 eggs and vanilla until smooth.
Pour over cake mixture.
Bake 35 - 40 minutes at 350 or until lightly browned.
Gooey Butter Cake variations - let me count the ways I love Gooey Butter Cake! 1. Lemon Gooey Butter Cake - use lemon cake mix and add the zest of 1 lemon and juice to the cream cheese mixture. (Optional: for Lemon-Coconut Gooey Butter Cake, press 1 cup of coconut into the cake mix layer before topping with the cream cheese mixture). 2. German Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake - use German chocolate cake mix, press 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped pecans and 1 cup coconut into the cake mix layer before topping with the cream cheese mixture. 3. Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake - use yellow cake mix, press 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips into the cake mix layer before topping with the cream cheese mixture. 4. Spice Cake Gooey Butter - use spice cake mix, press 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) into the cake mix layer before topping with cream cheese mixture. 5. Butter Pecan Gooey Butter Cake - use butter pecan cake mix, press 1 cup chopped pecans and 1 cup of butterscotch chips into the cake mix layer before topping with cream cheese mixture. 6. Mint Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake - use chocolate cake mix, press in 1 cup of mint chocolate chips into the cake mix before topping with the cream cheese mixture. The cake mix and press-in options are endless! Please share your favorite version of Gooey Butter Cake!
How much is a box of powdered sugar? I have a large bag…
A 0ne pound box of powdered sugar is equal to 3-1/2 cups of same.
1 box is about 4 ½ Cups of Sugar. So, a bag of about 9 total cups
Can I sub a gluten free cake mix?
Mine turned out really dry on the bottom. I only baked it for 30 minutes. Don’t know what I did wrong.
Made this gooey butter cake.It was very good.
I make a fall one of spiced cake and pumpkin filling in the cream cheese.
I made it with chocolate cake mix and added cocoa powder to the cream cheese layer. Put Andes chocolate mint chips between layers. No leftovers after coffee party. Eight people and they ate the whole pan. I’m trying to figure out how to do orange dream sickle, any suggestions?
I have it in the oven. Do I store in fridge when finished. I can’t wait to try and will post picture shortly. Thank you for sharing all the variations.
My favorite is 1 bag of Heath toffee chips mixed into the cream cheese layer. This is great over a yellow cake or a chocolate cake base. SO SO GOOD!
I just made the gooey butter cake w yellow cake mix and between the crust and filling I put 2 cups of fresh blueberries cant wait to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please let me know how it turns out!
I too love playing with classics and coming up with new ideas! 🙂
One of our favorite variations on GBC is made with a red velvet mix and white chocolate chips. Being huge UofA fans from Northwest Arkansas, we call it “Woo Pig, Gooie! Butter Cake!” 🙂
My dad is a Razorback, and I’ll have to surprise him with a Woo Pig Gooie! Love it…thanks for sharing!
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I’ve made the spice cake variation. Can’t wait to try the chocolate ones. As Valentine’s approaches, strawberry cake would be good. We served that at July 4th last year, and everyone loved it.
Next week my theme is: “Chocolate is for Lovers,” and I’ll have all sorts of easy chocolate treats for Valentine’s!
This is so tempting! Thank you for sharing a delectable delight!
I always stock up on cake mixes when there on sale, so I can whip up one of these variations! Please come back and rate this recipe after you make it…thanks!
My daughter would love this
Stopping in with vB
Thanks for visiting, and let me know which variation she likes best!
Holy moly this looks good and all of the variations do too! Can’t wait to try!
I’d love for you to come back and rate it! Decisions, decisions…which variation to try?
Okay, now that I’ve wiped the drool from my mouth, I gotta make me some of this. I’ve never heard of it before but it looks sooooo good!
Sharon from VB
You’ll be hooked! Please come back and rate the recipe after you’ve tried them, but oh…which one to try first???
Wow! This really sounds wonderful!
Ooey, gooey wonderful & easy!
Drooling! Love all these ideas!
I always stock up on cake mix when it’s all sale, and the rest of the ingredients are staples in my house!
Mmm! Looks so good I wanna reach into my computer screen and snatch it. lol. Thanks for sharing. I use to eat this as a kid, and as much as I loved it I have never tried to make it myself. I am now planning to make the chocolate chip gooey butter cake this week however. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Once you taste it again, it will be your new quick go-to recipe!
Oh gosh, the lemon gooey cake is SO on my radar screen. Goodbye to my diet but this looks too good to pass up.
I think I’ve become the queen of Gooey Butter Cake…every variation is oh so ooey, gooey delicious!
These all sound very gooey and yummy! I especially like the sound of the lemony one!
Thanks for sharing,
If you come up with some more variations, please share!
Ooey gooey Wowza! So many options too. I think I want to try the spice cake.
The world is your gooey butter cake…try them all & create new variations!