Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake

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Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake, a scrumptious cake mix recipe

Take gooey butter cake to a whole new level with this yummy pumpkin dessert filled with ooey gooey, buttery, cream cheese goodness.

Fall is in the air! How to switch up one of my favorite desserts to make Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake. Scrumptious fall dessert filled with ooey gooey, buttery, cream cheese goodness.

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake is a spinoff of one of my favorite desserts. Growing up in St. Louis, gooey butter cake was really popular (I love St. Louis foods); in fact, you can find the best St. Louis gooey butter cake at Soulard Market.

There's just something really yummy about cream cheese mixed together with butter and powdered sugar. And then, of course, there's the chewy crust and the crackle-y top, probably my favorite things about this dessert.

When Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake is in the oven, my boys know it’s fall. How to make this delicious fall dessert!

To make this cake mix dessert recipe:

It really only takes a few ingredients to make Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake. You do want to make sure you have a yellow cake mix, which you'll use for the crust.

To make the crust, just mix together the cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, softened butter, and eggs. It'll form a stiff batter, which you'll smooth into an un-greased cake pan.

Then for the filling, just mix together an egg, softened cream cheese and butter, pumpkin purée, and powdered sugar. This will be a much thinner batter, which you'll pour over the crust in the cake pan.

Then just bake. Once it's baked and cooled just a bit, you'll sprinkle it with powdered sugar for the finished look.

Easy cake mix dessert recipe for fall. Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake!

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Kitchen tools and items used to make this dessert:

  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer – I use mine for pretty much everything I bake. It's quite handy with mixing both the crust and the cake for this recipe.
  • Spatula – for scraping the bowl.
  • Pumpkin – I used canned pumpkin for this cake. You'll need about 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – This you'll add to the crust to give it a pumpkin spice kick.
  • 9″ x 13″ Cake Pan – No need to grease.

Print the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake!

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Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake, a scrumptious cake mix recipe. Fall dessert filled with ooey gooey, buttery, cream cheese goodness.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


Crust -

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs

Filling -

  • 1 egg
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 4 1/3 cups powdered sugar


  1. To make the crust, mix together the cake mix and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Add softened butter and 2 eggs, mixing well.
  3. Spread the mixture into a 9" x 13" un-greased baking pan.
  4. To make the filling, mix together the egg, cream cheese, butter, and pumpkin purée.
  5. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, mixing well.
  6. Spread the filling onto the crust as a second layer.
  7. Bake at 350° for about an hour, or until a toothpick comes out barely gooey.
  8. Upon removal from the oven, let the cake cool for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 338mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 3g
Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake recipe
recipe for pumpkin spice gooey butter cake

16 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake”

  1. Pumpkin spice cakes are the perfect epitome for the fall and Halloween, but your recipe is something so very different and interesting with the gooey texture! I am in love with this, definitely making this for my own this weekend. I am so very thankful for your recipe. Please keep posting more, all the love from Nepal!xx

    • Hi Donna, the full recipe is in the printable recipe card toward the bottom of the post. You’ll use a package of cream cheese (8 ounces) and then all of the powdered sugar is mixed into the cake. You just sprinkle the top with a little extra after it’s baked.

  2. Can’t find pumpkin puree on the grocery stores around this area, all they have is canned pumpkin. Can you use this instead of puree? What is the difference?


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