Gooey Butter Cake
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (not the pudding kind)
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1 stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix first three ingredients well.
  3. Spread in bottom of well-greased 9 x 13 pan.
  4. Mix cream cheese and 2 eggs with electric beater, slowly adding powdered sugar.
  5. Pour onto bottom layer and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with additional powered sugar while still warm.
This was a favorite at the grocery store bakeries in St. Louis during the 1960s. I heard the recipe was the result of a mistake. It is a very rich, delectible coffee cake.