Yield: 24 servings

Gooey Butter Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

St Louis tradition, this Gooey Butter Cake is easy and addicting!


For the crust:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg

For the filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

For the topping:

  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, softened butter, and egg. Beat until combined, and crumbly.
  3. Pour into baking dish and press with palm of hand to create a firm crust.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Beat for about 3-4 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as need.
  5. Pour over crust.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and cool completely. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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