Friday, January 23, 2009

Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake

Brian was raving about this cake his sister made while he was visiting in Logan. I made it for another New Hampshire reunion at the Winterton's and it was indeed a hit. While it was cooking all I could think was that it smelled just like a heart attack waiting to happen.

Gooey Butter Cake

Ingredients & Directions:

1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

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. Prepare Filling

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar

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.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen and Random House Publishing

1 comment:

Mike and Ariane said...

Her pumpkin gooey butter cake is super good too!
I forgot I had made it a year ago.