Sunday, August 17, 2008


Oh my soul!! If you've never made a gooey butter cake, you simply MUST try one some time! They are so stinking good!!! You can make them with tons of variations, but the pumpkin is by far, our favorite. You really should put this on your next menu for dessert! And Thanksgiving, is a given! I promise, you'll never want pumpkin pie again! LOL


1 (18 oz) box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup melted butter

1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin pie filling
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar
1/2 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 baking pan. In a bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cake mix, egg and butter and mix well. Pat into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside. Still using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin, eggs and vanilla. Dump in powdered sugar and beat well. Reduce the speed of the mixer and slowly pour in butter. Mix well. Pour filling onto cake mixture and spread evenly. *Bake for 40 - 50 minutes. Don't be afraid to make a judgment call on the cooking time, because oven temperatures can vary. You want the center to be a little gooey, so don't bake it past that point!
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream. These little cakes are very, very rich and a little will go a long way!

*NOTE* ESPECIALLY if you are using a Pampered chef stone baking pan. If you are, you should remove it from the oven at around 30 - 35 minutes, as it will continue to cook in the stone. I find that as soon as I see the edges starting to look "cooked" and a bit dry, I remove it, even if the center still seems a bit "soft". It really will finish cooking in the pan.


Jessica said...

You peaked my interest with this one so I'll be trying it soon! It looks like it's a crowd pleaser.

Starr said...

It really is Jessica. Every time I've made it, people love it. And it's sooooo good warm!

Tami said...

Yet another AWESOME recipe!!

I can't believe how easy it was to make and yet how delicious it was.

My favorite pie is pumpkin - and this recipe is so good I could easily replace my pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving for this yummy dessert.

Starr said...

I'm so glad you all liked it Tami. It's a real favorite here in our house too.

Paul said...

Ok... a guy in the cooking blog. :) I made this for my family and it was gone in an evening, and asking for more. Great recipe...Thanks from all of us hillbillies!

Starr said...

AWESOME Paul! Glad to hear it. And you know the meaning of Hillbilly don't you? Michigan potato farmer. LOL