Gooey Butter Cake

  • Yield 12 servings

A St. Louis original, this cake starts out with a yellow cake mix and bakes up moist and delicious.

Teresa Blackburn


1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix cake mix, melted butter, 1 teaspoon, vanilla, and 2 eggs with a spoon.
  3. Pat into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  4. Mix cream cheese, remaining 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in powdered sugar. Pour over cake layer.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool.