Thursday, July 14, 2011

Deep Southern Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

A yellow cake mix makes a great ingredient for a fancier dessert. Try this classic recipe from the deep South to wow your guests. The Tallman family served Southern Deep Gooey Butter Cake often at parties, and their daughter graciously gave the recipe out to earnest inquirers.

Best Cake Recipe From a Yellow Cake Mix

  • 1 standard size 18.25 oz. (517 g) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (227 g), melted or at room temperature
  • 1 lb. box (453 g) of powdered sugar, with a tablespoon or two (13 g) reserved
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  1. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2" (32.5 x 23 x 5 cm)    baking pan or two 8 x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm) pans.
  2. Make the bottom layer by mixing in a bowl the cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter and 2 eggs. Pour into the pan(s) and pat down with one's hands.
  3. Make a top layer by mixing the cream cheese, powdered sugar and 2 beaten eggs in another bowl and then spread the mixture over the bottom layer.
  4. Sprinkle with the resserved powdered sugar and bake at 350*C (176*F) for 40 to 45 minutes. The top should be golden brown and the edges dark brown when the cake is done.

This cake serves about 20. It stays fresh in the refrigerator for several days, and also freezes well. Garnish the serving plates with a few raspberries or blackberries on a mint leaf as a nod to healthy nutrition, and then serve guests proudly with a sweet and very rich grand finale to dinner.

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