Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gooey Butter Cakes

In case the title didn't tip you off, you should know this is a Paula Dean recipe. That means this isn't exactly light on the calories. But it's so rich you'll only eat a little bit, so it's not so bad, right? It's pretty easy and a good thing to bring to a potluck.

1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter
1 egg

8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter
2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Beat all ingredients for cake together until just combined. Press into bottom of greased 9x13 pan. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth. Add butter, beat until smooth. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until creamy, like frosting. Pour over cake layer. Bake 40-50 minutes (make sure it's still gooey and do not burn!)

For variety, add berries, pineapple or mandarin oranges on top. Or try it with a chocolate cake and use peanut butter in place of butter, and top with chocolate chips.

1 comment:

Jessie Evans said...

Wow. My mouth started watering when I read this recipe. I can't wait to try it!