Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is a perfectly sweet, slightly cheesecakey dessert that is bound to get requests for seconds. For an added fresh twist, add fresh berries and a touch of whipped cream. Can you say YUM! 

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Wherever I go, I am always the baker of the group. As a result, this has gotten me recruited to be the one to make desserts for special occasions numerous times. Whether it be birthdays, baby showers, going away parties or potlucks, I am always whipping up something different to fit the occasion.

But what do you make for somebody who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? I know what you’re thinking. Those people exist!?!?!

Not long ago, our cafeteria at work had Ooey Gooey Butter Cake out during lunch hour as part of their grab and go spread. They looked good, so I grabbed a small piece to enjoy after my salad. One bite of this little slice of heaven and I was in love, savoring the sweetness with a touch of something I just couldn’t place.

That night, I looked up the recipe for Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and found that they are extremely easy to make. And that hint of flavor turned out to be cream cheese. Can you ever go wrong with cream cheese? I filed this in the back of my mind until the weekend hit and my baking itch was full force.

Turns out, the recipe makes a lot. Like, way more than my husband and I can eat before they dried out and went bad. Guess what my co-workers got come Monday morning? You guessed it…Ooey Gooey Butter Cake!

These bars have just the perfect amount of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth. Better yet, they are mild enough that even those who don’t care for sweets find them enjoyable. Two of the people in my office don’t like sweets and one doesn’t like dessert-type recipes. All of them tried the bars and had more than one.

So when one of the non-sweet eaters birthdays came around, I knew exactly what to make…Ooey Gooey Butter Cake!

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake


    Cake Layer
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    Cream Cheese Layer
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Mix cake mix, melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs until thoroughly mixed. Spread and pat into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in powdered sugar. Pour over cake layer in an even layer.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  5. Cool before serving.

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