gooey butter cake

January 15, 2014

prep time: 20 minutes       bake time: 30-40 minutes       total time: about 80 minutes (cool time included)

ingredients
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick of butter, melted
1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese
3 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

directions

  1. combine cake mix, 2 eggs, and melted (could also be softened) butter together.
  2. pour into 9×13 pan. (can also pour into two 8×8 pans – bake same length of time)
  3. mix 2 eggs, powdered sugar (save 1/2 c to sprinkle later), vanilla, and cream cheese until well-blended. pour over bottom layer.
  4. bake 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. rotate pan halfway through for even browning.
  5. let cool for 20 minutes and sprinkle with remaining sifted powdered sugar.

source – my mother dearest

such a quick and easy dessert to make. growing up, this was one of my favorite desserts my mom made, so i’m glad that it’s such a reliable and simple recipe. ooey gooey goodness ! as one of my friends, mikey kim, described it, this cake is “like crack.” it’s that good. thanks, ma, for getting me hooked 😉

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