Paula Deen Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

This is a replica of Paula Deen's totally irresistible Ooey Gooey Butter Cake! Two distinct and delicious layers come together to make an easy and delicious dessert. This is the perfect treat for parties!

close up of a slice of ooey gooey butter cake with colored sprinkles

While I was visiting friends in Texas, we tried out Paula Deen's Ooey Gooey Butter Cake for dessert. I LOVED IT. Once I got back home, I decided I needed to make it again. You know, to share it with YOU!

This is a super deliciously sweet and addicting dessert. Don't stop here with the indulgent treats. Check out my Salted Caramel Oatmeal Bars, the best ever blondie recipe and Cranberry Bliss Bars (a Starbucks copycat treat!).

HOW TO MAKE OOEY GOOEY BUTTER CAKE

This amazing cake was made by mistake by a baker in the St. Louis area but it’s a delicious one!

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set out a 9x13 baking pan.

In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, egg and 1 stick of butter. Using a hand-held mixer, beat on medium speed until combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased pan and set aside.

Crust ingredients unmixed in a bowl

STEP 2

Using a hand-held mixer, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth; add eggs, beating well after each addition and finally incorporate the vanilla into the mixture.

Add the powdered sugar and mix well with an electric mixer. Add 1 stick of butter and mix until smooth. Fold in the toffee bits using a spatula.

cake batter ingredients in bowl ready for mixing

STEP 3

Pour cake mixture over top of the crust and spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, leaving the center of the cake gooey. Add sprinkles, if desired. Let cool and cut into squares.

RECIPE TIPS

  • There's no chocolate in this recipe, but you could add a half cup of mini chocolate chips and be happy! Or swap out the yellow cake mix for chocolate cake mix!

  • Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top of each piece just before serving!

piece of butter cake with bite taken out sitting on a white plate

KENTUCKY BUTTER VS OOEY GOOEY BUTTER CAKE

Kentucky Butter Cake and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake share several similarities - starting with the extra amount of butter used to make them more than just delicious. But Kentucky Butter Cake is a moist pound cake with a tasty butter sauce poured over top.

This gooey treat, on the other hand, is perfect as a finger food and looks more like blonde brownies. The base of the cake is yellow cake but the top layer is more creamy and almost velvety.

HOW TO STORE OOEY GOOEY BUTTER CAKE

You can enjoy this for a day or two sitting at room temperature in a sealed container. To freeze, tightly wrap the bars in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place inside a freezer ziploc bag.

top view piece of butter cake on plate next to pan
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Dessert
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Paula Deen Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

This is a replica of Paula Deen's totally irresistible Ooey Gooey Butter Cake! Two distinct and delicious layers come together to make an easy and delicious dessert. This is the perfect treat for parties!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 55 M

ingredients:

  • 18.25-oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16-oz. package confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 8-oz. package milk chocolate toffee bits
  • Sprinkles (optional)

instructions:

How to cook Paula Deen Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, 1 egg and 1 stick of butter. Using a hand-held mixer, beat on medium speed until combined. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan and set aside.
  2. Place the cream cheese, 2 eggs and the vanilla in a large bowl. Using a hand-held mixer, beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth. Add 1 stick of butter and beat until smooth. Fold in the toffee bits using a spatula.
  3. Pour mixture over top of the crust and spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, leaving the center of the cake gooey. Add sprinkles, if desired. Let cool and cut into squares.

NOTES:

Use room temperature ingredients on this one. Both the butter and the eggs should be pulled out ahead of time, when possible. Don't under-mix ingredients. Your arm isn't the one doing the work, so let the mixer do its job and leave it to work a few minutes so that your ingredients get really smooth and creamy. There's no chocolate in this recipe, but you could add a half cup of mini chocolate chips and be happy! Or swap out the yellow cake mix for chocolate cake mix. These cake squares bake up more like bars. If you want to serve it like a cake, use a round pan and bake a few additional minutes. Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top of each piece just before serving!

Calories

475.67

Fat (grams)

22.91

Sat. Fat (grams)

13.74

Carbs (grams)

64.64

Fiber (grams)

0.63

Net carbs

64.01

Sugar (grams)

50.62

Protein (grams)

3.98

Sodium (milligrams)

400.22

Cholesterol (grams)

88.70
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