Scratch Gooey Butter Cake

Alright.  Butter may be Uncle Baby's favorite food, but it's definitely my favorite ingredient. 

So when I saw this recipe, ButterYum's Scratch Gooey Butter Cake, a scratch version of Paula Deen's gooey butter cake, I had to try my own version.

They aren't kidding around with this name.  It's gooey.  Ooey gooey.  The middle is gooey, the crust is even a little gooey.

Which is delicious, of course, but surprised me. 

Um, I don't know why though, seeing as it says Gooey right there in the name.

It's also VERY rich.  Next time I will definitely be making half this amount, unless it's for a big party - a small piece is plenty!

Scratch Gooey Butter Cake

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons milk

1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 pkg (16 oz) powdered sugar

Step #1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 cake pan.

Step #2: Melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave. 

Step #3: Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Step #4: One by one add egg, butter and milk, mixing constantly until it forms a dough.

Step #5: Press dough evenly on the bottom of cake pan.

Step #6: Beat cream cheese in the mixer until smooth.

Step #7: One by one, add eggs, vanilla and butter mixing constantly until creamy.

Step #8: Slowly add powdered sugar and continue mixing until combined.

Step #9: Pour powdered sugar mix over crust in the pan and smooth evenly.

Step #10: Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes - careful not to over bake (you'll lose the goo!)

Step #11: Cool and serve!


  1. This cake looks and sound delicious:) In my book, you cannot go wrong with butter and cream cheese. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  2. Sounds great! I love gooey cakes :)

  3. I couldn't make this because I'd eat the whole thing!

  4. NEED TO MAKE! Thank you for this great recipe looks fantastic


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