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Paula Deen's Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Even though Easter is still a few weeks away, my family has already been requesting this desert.  Paula Deen's Ooey Gooey Butter Cake..... it is the best.  And it is so easy too!!  Well, we did not want to wait for Easter to have this desert, so I made one yesterday...


Let's Get Started!
Ingredients
Cake:
1 18 1/4-ounce package 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.


Lets get started!  Cake mix, egg and butter....

Hello Harvest Gold Mixer!  30 yrs old and still going strong!

It takes no time to get to this point....
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.

Pat the mix still smooth and filling bottom
Now, we can mix the filling.....
Prepare Filling
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.


After 45 minutes, this beautiful delicious desert is finished.


This IS a little piece of heaven for your taste buds!
Here are some other variations:

Pumpkin Gooey: This variation has to be at the top of my list, especially around Thanksgiving. For the cake part, I sometimes use a spice cake mix. I have even used a chocolate cake mix, but I think my favorite is the basic yellow cake mix. Follow the original recipe, adding a 15-ounce can of pumpkin pie filling and an extra egg to the cream cheese filling. Bake as usual, remove from oven, and allow to cool. Cut into squares and top each square with a pecan half. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. I promise you'll never want pumpkin pie again!


Pineapple Gooey: Add a 20-ounce can of drained crushed pineapple and an extra egg to the cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed above.

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.

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.
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.
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

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.
Nutty Gooey: Use a yellow cake mix, and add 1 cup chopped nuts to the cake mixture. Proceed as directed above.
Recipe credit: Paula Deen

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43 comments:

Niki said...

I would marry Paula Deen, if she would have me.

Lisa @Cents To Save said...

Lol!!

MrsAshley said...

Looks so yummy!

Madison said...

New follower :)

Thanks for following Keeping You in Stitches!!

Cyn said...

Oh my do I love OOey Gooey Butter Cake!!! SO DELISH!!!
Thanks for stopping by and following my blog -- returning the love!

♥cyn♥

Greenacremama said...

YUMMY! Cant wait to for future post. So gotta try this and the black bean brownie. Thanks for visiting my blog .Following you back from Adventures at Greenacre : )

What is a Short Sale? said...

Wonderful solutions.I’d like to recommend checking out a lot around the idea of french fries. What exactly are you looking for though?

Erin said...

(Coming over from WFMW)Wow, this sounds divine! I'm definitely going to have to try this! The lemon variation sounds great for Summer and the pumpkin is perfect for Fall. Thanks for sharing!

Greenacremama said...

YUMMY! Cant wait to for future post. So gotta try this and the black bean brownie. Thanks for visiting my blog .Following you back from Adventures at Greenacre : )

Cyn said...

Oh my do I love OOey Gooey Butter Cake!!! SO DELISH!!!
Thanks for stopping by and following my blog -- returning the love!

♥cyn♥

Elise said...

Oooh, my mom used to make this when we were kids and it's so, so good! i haven't had it in years. Thanks for sharing all the variations!

Jamie said...

Looks delicious!!!

Thanks for stopping by to link up at Making Mama Happy!

SJB said...

Hi, follow you via Hoot Wednesday Blog Hop

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Pam at MoneyTrail said...

I LOVE this recipe! I just made it last week for a band concert/reception. I had to really control myself so that there would actually be pieces left to take!

Erika Price said...

Awesome recipe - can't wait to try it!

Pam@Over50feeling40 said...

This looks like a little piece of heaven! I will have to file it for later use...I hopped over through the Katie's blog hop! Thanks for including pictures...that is so helpful!

Thecottagemarket said...

this sounds incredibly YUMMY!!!!!! thanks for sharing! i am your newest follower -- hopping over from Katherine's corner! : ) holiday hugs from me and mine!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Awww man this looks DEE-LISH!!!!

Renee said...

This looks sinfully delicious! I'm following you from Katherine's Corner Blog Hop :)
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Jennifer Gail said...

I found you through Katherine's Blog Hop. I love gooey buttercake.

royalegacy said...

Mm...That looks so good!

yonawilliams said...

That looks so good and I like that there are different variations to this recipe. YUM!

Following you from Favorite Things Thursday.

CentsToSave said...

You will love it!

CentsToSave said...

Welcome Jennifer! We love it too!

CentsToSave said...

Hi Renee,

Thanks for the follow!

CentsToSave said...

Kenya, .... it is the best!!

CentsToSave said...

Hi Cottagemarket!!
Thanks for the follow!

CentsToSave said...

Hi Pam..... You will love this desert. Easy and Tasty!

CentsToSave said...

Enjoy Erika!!!

CentsToSave said...

It is so addictive!

CentsToSave said...

Thanks Jamie!

CentsToSave said...

You are welcome!

CentsToSave said...

Try Strawberry cake mix.... it is awesome.

CentsToSave said...

Thanks for the follow!

bridget straub said...

I love the name. That alone is enough to try it.

Katherines Corner said...

OH my goodness this is positively divine. I love Paula I can almost hear her saying well done on this delish masterpiece!Thank you for linking up at Thursday Favorite things at Katherines Corner xo

Thecottagemarket said...

i know FIRST hand that this cake ROCKS!!!! give the peanutbutter one a try : )

CentsToSave said...

Peanut Butter...... I bet that is really tasty!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This cake has a reputation... for goodness! Thanks for all the variations! I had ooey-gooey butter cake at The Lady and Sons... fabulous! Please stop by StoneGable for my weekly recipe and menu linky ON THE MENU MONDAY going on now! Your cake would be a great addition!

Nicole@ Show Off Friday said...

That looks delicious! And that is a gorgeous plate too. I have a few plates like those and they are my favorites!

becolorful said...

Yum. I'll be right over. :D Thanks for sharing on becolorful.
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Lisa Richardson said...

I found the plates at a thrift store :0

Lisa Richardson said...

Thanks for stopping by!

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