Gooey Butter Cake
Gooey Butter Cake is a classic, sweet and rich cake that starts with a yellow cake mix! Turn a box cake mix into something decadent with easy ingredients!
15 ounce Yellow Cake Mix
Light Brown Sugar
Salted or Unsalted
8-oz Package Cream Cheese, at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 9x13 cake pan by adding parchment paper to the bottom of it or spraying it with non-stick spray.
Add the cake mix, brown sugar, melted butter, 2 eggs and the salt to a large bowl and mix using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment until well combined and smooth.
Pour and spread it out into the prepared baking pan. It will be very thick, so it will take some time to smooth it out.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the remaining egg and vanilla extract and mix again on medium speed until smooth.
Add half of the powdered sugar to the bowl and mix until combined, then add the remaining powdered sugar and mix again until combined.
Carefully evenly spread the mixture over top of the mixture already in the pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top turns a light golden color and it forms a light crackled crust.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for a half hour before slicing into squares and serving.
NOTE: Store these bars covered at room temp, or in the refrigerator if desired for up to 5 days.