Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Truly addictive dessert with the best flavor. My mother got the recipe about 20 years ago from another woman at a potluck picnic. She actually carried copies of the recipe with her because so many people always ask for it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg.
  2. Add pecans to bottom layer.
  3. Pat into 13x9 inch pan.
  4. In a separate bowl beat cheese until fluffy.
  5. Add 2 remaining eggs to cheese and mix well.
  6. Add powdered sugar and beat until lumps are gone.
  7. Pour this mixture over cake in pan.
  8. bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until topping is golden.
  9. Allow to cool somewhat to set topping (slides off when warm).


Most Helpful

This is an awesome recipe that I have used for years. It is also called Smash Cake. Any kind of cake mix can be used. The preference of my family and friends is butter recipe cake mix. The recipe I use says to combine cream cheese, eggs and powdered sugar and beat on medium speed for 5 minutes. I found if I under beat, the topping does not come out right. Very easy to make and great taste.

a242379 January 27, 2008

First I made this recipe as is (with absolutely NO changes) because I hate when people rate a recipe after they make their own changes. Your not rating the submitters recipe, your rating something you made up yourself! With that said, it is very good but way too sweet but, I made it again a second time, accept this time I only added 10 ounces of powdered sugar and it came out PERFECT! Not too sweet but still sweet enough to satisfy nearly anyone's sweet tooth. If you've made this recipe and found it too sweet, I recommend you try it again with less powdered sugar, you will love it!

tstephens28 January 26, 2014

I would rate this much higher IF whoever posted this recipe remembered that this was originally a SOUTHERN LOUISIANA concoction (Thank me for making my NOLA heritage proud!). The reason you guys are overly sweetened is because you're missing a key ingredient - Pecans! Half a cup to a cup of pecans (pieces or chopped) mixed into the bottom layer, it adds just a little saltiness and texture and cuts the sweetness just enough. I've tried experimenting with this recipe over the years, chocolate chips, lemon, pumpkin, devils food cake...they all turned out well and are liked, but the original ("SOUTHERN PECAN GOOEY BUTTERCAKE", not ooey gooey) recipe is by far the best- Whats always been so cool about this treat is that most of the ingredients are usually in my house already so I can whip um up whenever someone has a craving or give them as presents at Christmas and I've even sold them for $3 a square! Classic PECAN makes it the winner!

rcak1980 November 15, 2013

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