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slice of gooey butter cake with blackberries on an ivory plate with fork

Gooey Butter Cake

Make a simple and easy St. Louis style gooey butter cake using a cake mix. Ooey gooey recipe for the best dessert you'll ever have!
4.49 from 25 votes
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Course: Cakes & Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°.
  • Start by melting the butter for the crust.
  • Beat 2 eggs and mix together with the melted butter.
  • Mix the butter and egg mixture with the cake mix.
  • Spread the mixture in an un-greased 9"x13" cake pan.
  • Mix together the remaining 2 eggs, the cream cheese, and the powdered sugar.
  • Spread the mixture onto the crust as a second layer to the cake.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out barely gooey.**
  • Once the cake is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Then using a powder shaker, sprinkle powdered sugar lightly over the entire cake.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.


*You can also use a butter recipe yellow or white cake mix for this recipe.
**If you’re not sure if the cake is done, you can check the internal temperature of the cake with a baking thermometer (see above commentary for more).


Serving: 12people | Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 4g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 466mg | Sugar: 56g
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