Monday, April 14, 2008

Gooey Butter Cake

This is a recipe that I will always keep nearby. I can't tell you how many Christmas parties and Sunday school events this dessert has made it to, but it is always a hit and here is the super easy and super fattening recipe, from Paula Deen herself! Enjoy :)

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

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