Original Gooey Cake

Today, I brought the Original Gooey Cake to work for my co-workers to try. They LOVED it! What’s not to love in a dessert whose main ingredients are butter and sugar?

The entire dessert can be made in about an hour. For the base, melt a stick of butter and combine with a box of yellow cake mix and one egg. Spread that in a 13×9 baking pan.

For the filling, melt another stick of butter and combine with two eggs, a block of cream cheese, vanilla extract, and confectioner’s sugar. Bake for about 45 minutes and that’s it!

Once you make this, you can also make almost infinite variations. How about a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling? You like chocolate and peanut butter? Use chocolate cake mix and mix in peanut butter to the filling. What about lemon cake mix and lemon zest to the filling? Like I said, the possibilities are limitless.

Make this once and you will be making it many more times after that.

Original Gooey Cake

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By Patrick Dulmage Serves: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour

Original Gooey Cake


  • Base:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • Filling:
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 16 oz confectioner's sugar / powdered sugar



Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees


For the base:


In a stand mixer (or large bowl if you don't have one) mix the cake mix, egg, and melted butter thoroughly


Spread evenly in a 13x9 baking dish and set aside


For the filling:


In a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth, then add the eggs, vanilla extract, and slowly add the powdered sugar


You may want to stop periodically and scrape the bowl


Once all the ingredients are mixed, spread evenly over the base and bake for 40-50 minutes


Let it cool before serving

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