Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gooey Butter Cake

Or otherwise known as gooey cake is a dessert I remember well from my boarding school days. Contrary to popular belief boarding schools can actually have really delicious food. Every Christmas and Thanksgiving the staff at our school always made a big deal of our Holiday dinners, making tons of yummy home made goodies. This was no easy task as they were baking for a couple hundred at least. This dessert was a favorite among everyone. After leaving I forgot about it. I'm a huge chocolate fan so that satisfied my sweet tooth when Holidays came around. 

Until one day a friend of mine made this dessert and I immediately knew what it was. I have no idea if this is the exact recipe that was used but it tastes just like I remember and is delicious! I made it for Easter this year and thought I would share the recipe with you. 



Gooey Butter Cake: Recipe by Paula Deen


Ingredients

Cake:

1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted
Filling:
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together. 
Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.


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