September 01, 2011

Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake - A St. Louis tradition!
Hello world.  What an experience I have had with you lately.  You really know how to entertain a girl!  Like last night for instance.  I went to teach my Yoga class, lit the incense, laid my material out and copped a squat on the cushions for a bit of Rodney Yee before class.  Before I know it, it's 6:05 and the only participants for Yoga is the stray cricket OMMMMing in cricket pose.  Class "started" at 6:00.  I had been stood up!  Oh World, there's a first time for everything isn't there?

My hubby eats the "gooey" of the gooey butter cake and leaves the "crust"
I needed a drink.  As luck would have it my friend Tina had invited me out for drinks!  I was a bit thankful that I wouldn't show up smelling like a monkey for said drinks so it all worked out after all.  Fate was on my side, World.  I could go out with my girlfriends and smell lovely!  However, World, why did you have to throw in the creepy guy at the bar?  He zoned in and headed straight our way.  Ugh!  Really?  Did I really smell that lovely?  That's OK, World.  You did throw in that fabulous new store I didn't know about.  That new shirt makes up for said creepy guy.  However, the headache in my left eye that has lasted all throughout the night and day, today is a real stinker!  I guess you were trying to make up for said headache with the cute new guy that showed up for Yoga this morning?  Even though I am happily married, I can talk about his cuteness because he was much younger than me.  We attended the same high-school but I graduated in '93 and he in '00.  Is this your way of making me feel old, World?  World, you just keep throwing me for a loop doncha now?

Gooey Butter Cake
Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Ingredients for the Cake:
  • One 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 T. butter, melted
  • Ingredients for the Filling:
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 8 T. butter, melted
  • One 16-ounce box powdered sugar
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.
  4. 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.
Adapted from Paula Deen

Servings: 1
Calories:  848
Total Fat:  32.2 g
Cholesterol:  132 mg.
Sodium:  612 mg.
Protein:  5.2 g.

21 comments:

  1. Yum! I love butter cake. And I love even more that it uses a boxed cake mix, I love semi-homemade!

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  2. I have seen Paula Deen make this and always been intrigued! Looks wonderful. I could really use a night out with the girls!

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  3. this looks just delicious! i will absolutely be giving this a try. =)

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  4. I have heard so much about this cake but have never tasted or made it-obviously I am missing out! One piece looks like a nice escape from a day of weirdness.

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  5. butter cake looks delicious wonderfully done

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  6. Lol! You are too funny :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. yin and yang... can't wonder about being old in the same post where guys still hit on you (even creepy guys).

    And your cake looks and sounds incredible. I did something very close, lemon cake, lemon zest and juice in the cream cheese center.... wanting to do the same with nutello soon!

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  8. I love the way you tell a story :) And my family LOVES these bars...I've been making them for years, but we call them gooey bars!

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  9. Everything about this sounds so good. I love cake mix and paired with the cream cheese...yum!

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  10. Wow that looks so awesome

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  11. What a day you had, Dee!
    Does the gooey-ness reconsole something of a guilty-pleasure ? ;)

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  12. LOL Your story was entertaining! Wow - that sounds like a naughty but nice cake! Hmm, you've given me an idea!

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  13. Ugh, so sorry you were stood up for yoga. But there's always alcohol...and this awesome cake!

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  14. All I can say is "the house still for sale down the road from you?" Lol, I would never stand you up. Great recipe as always.

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  15. Oh Dee! You've been on a rollercoaster! I can't believe you were stood up for your yoga class! I think this amazing gooey butter cake would make up for all the wrongs of my world! : )

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  16. My husband and I went to the Lady & Sons on a trip to Savannah a couple of years ago. When the dessert tray came around, I went straight for the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake. Man it was good!

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  17. I'm actually swooning! I've never had Gooey Butter Cake before but I've always been intrigued by it and this recipe looks like the one to try! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. This looks great! I've actually been searching for a butter cake recipe!

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  19. Very cute post, Dee. It just goes to show life is all about balance. Now a good day would be balancing a slice of gooey butter cake in each hand. Looks divine!

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  20. This is one of my winter faves. You killed it with those photos! Great job!

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  21. every time I see a butter cake it reminds me of how badly I want to make one! looks yum!

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