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gooey butter cake on plate with fork

Gooey Butter cake

  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


The best ooey gooey butter cake recipe!  Start with a layer of pound cake (using a box mix) and top with a creamy layer.  This easy dessert recipe is the perfect addition to any meal.


  • 16 oz pound cake mix
  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 Cups powdered sugar, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
  2. In a mixer, combine the pound cake mix, softened butter and two eggs for one minute on medium speed.  Add to 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Spread evenly.
  3. Add cream cheese to your clean mixing bowl and beat until fluffy, about two minutes on medium-high. Add 2 eggs and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until combined.  Sift powdered sugar and add to cream cheese mixture and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Pour onto pound cake mixture in 9×13 pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350˚ F oven.  Let cool before sprinkling with powdered sugar and serving.

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