PART OF Comfort Food

48 Ooey-Gooey Dessert Recipes

Some of the best treats can sometimes be the messiest. Whether they're dripping in syrup, sticky with caramel or oozing with molten chocolate, ooey-gooey desserts are some of the most crave-worthy. Our users have come up with some of the stickiest, drippiest, messiest and gooiest sweet treats you can imagine from traditional cinnamon rolls to more innovative creations.

Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

“What's not to love about these? The sticky topping with pecans, plus the cinnamon filling with some more crunchy walnuts — heaven! The dough was really easy to work with, too.”

-Izy Hossack

Sticky German Cinnamon Buns

"I'm very picky about cinnamon rolls. These are perfect — nice and light with yummy, gooey goodness!”


Ooey-Gooey, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Actually made this into a cookie pizza. Delish! I'm excited to make them as regular cookies!"

-run for your life

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

“I’ve made this recipe for years. My family absolutely loves it and it doesn't last long.”

-Rhonda T.

Best Gooey Brownie Recipe Ever

“Took slightly longer than expected in the oven, but the results are amazing! Crispy on top but gooey in the middle!”


Ooey-Gooey Marshmallow Brownies

"The best! I love brownies, but they have to be fudgy. No cake-like brownies for me. This recipe is perfect.”


Rhubarb Sticky Buns

"Really enjoyed this recipe. It's quick, easy and very good. The cake has excellent texture and the rhubarb is balanced perfectly by the brown sugar/sugar.”


Ooey-Gooey Peanut Butter-Chocolate Brownies

"This is one of my favorite recipes! When I have taken it to other places, I have received a number comments about how good these brownies are.”

-South Carolina Girl

The Best Ever Gooey Butter Cookies

"Sure did appreciate the ease of this cookie. Made them before bed and baked before I put my child on the bus.”


Udny Arms Sticky Toffee Pudding

"This is the sticky toffee pudding recipe I use a lot. Makes a great dessert, is easy to make and is good enough to serve to company.”

-robyn win

Gooey Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

"This was so easy and quick to make. The one tweak would be to cook it a little while longer. The cinnamon buns were not cooked all the way. Otherwise it was a hit!”


Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun Cookies

"These were fabulous! I cannot give them enough stars and there are no words to explain how they taste; you just have to make them.”


Gooey Chocolate Walnut Bars With Shortbread Crust

“These bars are flakey, and they are sweet and delicious! Will make again soon!”


Gooey Butter Cake Brownies

This recipe combines rich chocolate brownies with a topping of gooey butter cake.

Gooey Caramel Coconut Bars

This is a simple, no-bake recipe that takes toaster pastries and spiffs them up with caramel sauce and toppings. A great project to do with kids.

Neapolitan Gooey Cake Bars

“These colorful, rich and gooey bars could not be simpler to prepare.”

-Lynn in MA

Sticky Date Muffins With Toffee Sauce

"Easy to make! Taste great and even turn out brilliantly when made gluten free!"


Mom's Caramel Rolls

“I love how pretty they look when they turn out of the pans in a perfect little circle. I brought mine up to work and they disappeared in about 10 minutes.”


Caramel Bread Pudding

"This is a great recipe! I took two dishes to a dinner party and I brought them home clean. The guests loved it. Quick and easy too!"


Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake

“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!”


Double Chocolate Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream

“Oh my God. This is so rich, so good and so sinful.”


Ooey-Gooey Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies

“Yum! I made these and served with whipped cream on top, which balanced out the peanut butter flavor. This is a very rich brownie.”



"This is our family's favorite go-to dessert. It's easy, fast and yummy!"


Ooey-Gooey Brownies

"The taste of these brownies is very rich and chocolatey!”


Gooey Butter Cookies

“I've found I like them better when they cook just a bit longer. I make them larger too. Nothing should be this delicious.”


Peanut Butter Gooey Cake

“Super yummy cake that was easy to make. The bottom layer tasted a lot like a brownie. I will definitely make it again.”


Gooey Philadelphia German Butter Cake

"I grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia. We had a German bakery called Neffles. They made this cake. I made this cake this morning and it's exactly as I remembered it. Pure bliss!”


Chewy Gooey Brownie Cookies

"I substitute toffee chips for the nuts in these and whenever I give them to someone new I get begged for the recipe.”

-SweetsLady 3

Soft Gooey Caramel Popcorn

"This recipe was so easy and delicious. This one will definitely become a household favorite."


Easy Caramel Sticky Rolls

"This is so good! I used the dough I always make from scratch and used brown sugar in place of white inside the rolls themselves. They turned out so rich and gooey!"

-Sweets n Supper

Gooey Butter Bars

“This is most definitely a sweet treat and something most of us can handle only so much of at a time, so I suggest that you really try cutting this batch into at least 24 pieces!”

-Sydney Mike

Healthy Gooey Oatmeal Cookies

“Like eating rich, yummy, cookie dough with all the good things — and healthy to boot!”


Gooey Butter Tarts

"These are excellent tarts. If you are in a hurry (like I was) you can cut your time down to 10 minutes of prep by using frozen tart shells.”


Gooey Coconut Pineapple Butter Cake

"Yummy! I've made this one time and had three people request the recipe. Only change I made was I didn't have vanilla extract, so I used almond extract."


Oooey-Gooey Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

“This is so delicious. My whole family loved it, especially my husband and my seven-year-old.”

-Sara 76

Chewy Gooey Blonde Brownies

"Made this quick and easy brownie recipe tonight! Whole family approved! This will become a regular in our house!"


Chocolate Chip Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake

"Very ooey gooey and chocolatey.”


Chocolate Toffee Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake

"Sweet, rich, chocolate deliciousness. Made this as a birthday treat for a coworker. She and everyone else gave it five plus stars.”

-Princess Pea

Upside-Down Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Cupcakes

“So good. I omitted the chocolate frosting and instead served it with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.”

-scrapbook cook

Paula Dean's Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Chip Cake

"I love this recipe! I've made it for parties and everyone loves them. Also I normally don't like cream cheese but I couldn't even taste it!"

-Riley M.

Too Easy Gooey Caramel Rolls

"I've been making these for years and prefer using a 9x13 cake pan. The caramel sauce is able to get to all of the rolls more evenly."


Gooey Walnut Brownies

"Made these today and they came out lovely. I made a brownie sundae.”

-Natasha R.

Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

"After reading the other reviews, I made some adjustments to make this a bit more gooey. I used applesauce instead of butter for the cake layer, which made it more moist when baked, but also sticky to spread in the pan, so be prepared for that.”

-Rebekah of SFD

Rich & Gooey Pecan Pie Bars

“I should have read the reviews because it was gooey and I did panic then put it in the freezer for a bit so I could cut them and oh they are delicious.”


Soft & Gooey Chestnut and Chocolate Cake

“This wonderful recipe can be served slightly warm or cold.”

-Wild Thyme Flour

Gooey Pull-Apart Cinnamon Buns

"I may have squeezed more buns in the pan than I should have, but the taste was still there and they were gooey.”


Caramel, Chocolate & Almond Gooey Butter Cake

“It’s like a little bit of heaven served on a plate.”

-Southern Lady

Chocolate Caramel Gooey Bars

"These were very good. I will be making this again.”