Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Gooey Butter Cake

Remember how I spent last NYE making Sopapilla Cheesecake? Well, the tradition of baking delicious but unhealthy desserts on NYE continues! This NYE Gardenia and Keri again came over to my house and we made Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake. This scrumptious treat can be found posted a lot on Pinterest under various names, including "chess squares." So good!

Gooey Butter Cake 2
{How do they get it to cut so nicely in their pictures?}

Gooey Butter Cake by Paula Deen

1 package yellow cake mix*
(Paula's says 18 1/4 oz, but the largest I could find was 16.5 oz. Worked fine for me.)
1 egg
8 Tbsp butter, melted

1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 Tbsp butter, melted
1 16 oz box powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 glass dish with non-stick spray.
2. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of the glass dish.
3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and butter; beat together until fully incorporated.
4. Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Top should be a light brown color. Cool, slice, and enjoy.

Happy New Year everyone! May your 2014 be full of deliciousness :)

Gooey Butter Cake 1
{Fresh out of the oven}

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