Butter Gooey Cakes by Paula Deen
I bought Paula Deen's dessert cook book and tried the recipe
mentioned above. It is awesome. So far I've made the plain,
chocolate, peanut butter, and pumpkin versions. I encourage all to
try it. In my opinion the pumpkin is the best. That may be because
of fall being here, but it is sooooo gooooddddd. Recipe is as
1 18.25 oz. yellow cake mix (any brand works)
1/2 Cup of softened butter ( 1 stick)
1 8z. softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 16 oz. box of confectioner's sugar
1/2 Cup of butter, softened (1 stick)
Preheat overn 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9x2 inch baking
In bowl of electric mixer, combine cake mix, egg, and butter and mix
well. Pat in the bottom of prepared pan and set aside. Using same
bowl, mix cream cheese until smooth, add eggs and vanilla. Dump in
confectioners sugar and beat well. Reduce speed of mixer and slowly
pour in butter. Mix well. Pour filling onto cake mixture and spread
evenly. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. To determine if cake is done,
center should still be wiggly. I bake mine for 40-43 minutes. Cool
and cut into squares. This are very rich, so a small piece will go
along way. Enjoy!!!!
Adjustment for pumpkin. Use cake recipe as above. To filling mixture
15 oz. can of pumpkin to filling mixture. Increase eggs to 3 total.
Also add 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice, if pumpkin not seasoned.
Bake as usual. Top individual squares after cutting with 1/2 of pecan
and dollup of whip cream.
ADJUSTMENT FOR PINEAPPLE
Add 20 oz can of drained pineapple and 1 egg to filling mixture.
Use lemon cake mix in place of yellow cake mix for cake part. add
juice (approximately 1/4 cup) and zest of 2 lemons to filling mixture,
Use spice cake mix in cake mixture. To filling add1 cup of chopped
nuts and 11/2 cups of finely grated carrots.
Use chocolate cake mix in cake mixture. Add 1 cup of creamy peanut
butter and an additional egg to cream cheese filling. You can
sprinkle the top of batter with 1 cup chopped peanuts if you like.
Use chocolate or yellow cake mix. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1
cup of chopped nuts to top of filling prior to baking.
Use yellow cake mix. Add 2 ripe bananas and 1 additional egg to
Use yellow cake mix and add 1 cup of chopped nuts to cake mixture.
Stir 1 cup white chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate chips,
butterscotch morsels, Heath Almond Toffe Bits or Heath Milk Chocolate
Toffee Bits into filling.
Now use your imagination and create some additional