Oogey Gooey Butter Cake



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Fourth Edition

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Jedd’s Mom makes this cake frequently. I’m not sure what recipe she uses, but I do know that she loves Paula Deen. I posted before that she was going to Savannah and will be visiting Paula’s restaurant. I wasn’t sure definitely when she was going, but I found out she is going the week of April 6, 2008. Anywho~this recipe is called a cake, but it is more like a bar-type dessert.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake



  1. 1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted


  1. 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  4. 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
  5. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well. Pat into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside.
  3. Still using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth; add eggs and vanilla. Dump in confectioners’ sugar and beat well. Reduce speed of mixer and slowly pour in butter. Mix well.
  4. Pour filling onto cake mixture and spread evenly. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. You want the center to be a little gooey, so don’t bake it past that point!
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares. Just remember that these wonderful little cakes are very, very rich, and a little will go a long way.

Here are some variations from

Paula Deen’s Lady & Sons Just Desserts cookbook.

  1. Pineapple Gooey: Add a 20-ounce can of drained crushed pineapple and an extra egg to the cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed above.
  2. Lemon Gooey: Use a lemon cake mix in place of the yellow cake. Add the juice (approximately 1/4 cup) and zest of 2 lemons to the cream cheese filling. Proceed: as directed above.
  3. Carrot Cake Gooey: Use a spice cake mix, and add 1 cup chopped nuts and 1 1/2 cup finely grated carrots to the cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed above.
  4. Peanut Butter Gooey: Use a chocolate cake mix. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter and an extra egg to cream cheese filling. You can sprinkle the top of batter with 1 cup chopped peanuts if you like. Proceed as directed above.
  5. Chocolate Chip Gooey: Use either yellow or chocolate cake mix. Sprinkle 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped nuts on top of filling. Proceed as directed above.
  6. Banana Gooey: Use a yellow cake mix. Prepare cream cheese filling as directed, beating in 2 ripe bananas and an extra egg. Proceed as directed above.
  7. Nutty Gooey: Use a yellow cake mix, and add 1 cup chopped nuts to the cake mixture. Proceed as directed above.
  8. Chippy Gooey: Stir 1 cup white chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate chips, butterscotch morsels, Heath Almond Toffee Bits or Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits into filling. Proceed as directed above.
*I will post what I have for Easter Dinner later on today.
Jedd has to work, so I will be going alone today.*
What we had for Easter Dinner: Hey Nana, What’s for Dinner?
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3 Responses

  1. Hey there – just taking a break from all the “Easterin”.

    ((HUGS)) My husband’s job has kept him away from Easter Sundays many years, I understand “going it alone”. I am thankful he is home this year.

    We just had yummy french toast and I’m getting ready to make Chicken w/Monray Sauce over Linguine. I’ll post that later today.

    Tomorrow we are heading to the land far far away and will get to pick up some supplies (I’m going to start learning how to make fancy schmancy tassles like on this site: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5545623 as a hobby) and some fringe for my dining room chairs.

    Sorry this is more like a book than a comment. I’ve missed you – things have been really fun/crazy here. Finally getting nice enough to wanna be on the go!!!!

    LYMI! D

    OH P.S. We are going to eat at Cracker Barrel, can you believe I’ve never eaten at one before???

    Sounds like lots of fun! When you go to cracker barrel-you have to eat the hashbrown casserole! It is soooo yummy! I need to find a hobby to do such as that, but my hands don’t work like they used to. Or maybe it would be good exercise for them?? So glad you came over! Your new place is rockin’ and rollin’. You can do so many things! I’m jealous-jk! You can come over here and write a book anytime! LYMI!

  2. Oh dear….so many people have given me food suggestions for Cracker Barrel…maybe my family will order the rest of the list and I can take a bite out of all of them. LOL

    My hands are stiff too (not sure if it’s FM or the fluid I’ve got going on). That why I think tassles might be good cuz it involves a hot glue gun and some fabric. Not sure.

    Thanks for the compliment on my blog. Yeah I can do lots of stuff, it’s just been a long haul getting back to “wanting” to do those things, but you know that….you’ve shared the journey. 😉 *heart* I’m just grateful to WANT to do those things again.

    That is how my aunt eats. Her husband and 3 boys orders and she just samples off of them-lol! I am grateful for you! LYMI!

  3. OMG I had the western omlette w/hasbrowns. I don’t even LIKE hashbrowns and those were to DIE FOR. *slurp*

    So glad you liked them!

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