Thursday, July 21, 2022

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

 Am I the only person that was like 2 weeks ago old when they tried Ooey Gooey Butter Cake?  I have never had it and never made it.  True story.  Has anyone else never had it before?  My husband was quite literally horrified and after hearing about it, and how rich it is and buttery and everything good in the world I had to try it.  I had to find a recipe, and honestly who better to go to than that southern queen Paula Deen? I am admittedly not a huge fan, but I knew she would have the 411 on anything "butter".

I did step out of her recipe a bit but none the less, what I did was actually an option she gave in the recipe.  So this recipe is not mine, but it is mine in MY kitchen!  Thanks Paula, you do know your butter!  And in case you didn't know, these are actually bars and not a cake.  Fun fact.  Let's do this!

You will need for the "crust":

  • 1 white box cake mix
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick of melted butter
  • 1 egg

Combine all ingredients in a mix bowl with a hand mixer.  You can use your stand mixer but a hand mixer works perfectly!  Mix until completely combined.  Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and using  clean hands spread it out to cover the entire bottom like a crust.  Set aside.

For the "cake" part, you will need:

  • 1 8oz block of softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
In the same bowl you mixed your crust in.  Add in the softened cream cheese and mix for 1-2 minutes until creamy and smooth.  Add in the rest of your ingredients, vanilla, eggs, butter and mix again until combined.  Now add in your powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides a couple of times.  Pour over crust and spread evenly.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.  DO NOT OVERBAKE or you will ruin the wonder of this cake!  Let sit for 30 minutes before cutting.  That is MY recommendation.  We think these are WAY better cooled than warm.  You be the judge though!  

These will become a fast favorite in your house.  They are SUPER rich and sweet, a small piece will do ya'!


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