GOOEY BUTTER SPICE CAKE

Gooey Butter Spice Cake is made with spice cake mix and a cinnamon cream cheese filling. A deliciously easy fall-inspired dessert!

GOOEY BUTTER SPICE CAKE

Since Paula Deen first shared her cheater recipe for gooey butter cake years ago, I’ve been hooked. It’s a really fun recipe to play around with and switch up the flavors depending on the season. This Gooey Butter Spice Cake is absolutely scrumptious! 

TIPS FOR MAKING GOOEY BUTTER CAKE:

  • The trick for gooey butter cakes is to not over-bake them. It’s called gooey for a reason. You don’t want a burnt cheesecake filling. We want it to stay soft-set.
  • You can easily make these with any cake mix flavor. It’s incredibly easy to switch up.
  • I like to use salted butter to offset a bit of the sweetness. You can certainly use unsalted butter if that’s all you have.

Gooey Butter Spice Cake recipe from The Country Cook, slice shown on a white circle plate with cinnamon sticks in the background

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
spice cake mix
eggs
salted butter
cream cheese
vanilla extract
ground cinnamon
powdered sugar
spice cake mix, eggs, sticks of salted butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, powdered sugar

HOW TO MAKE GOOEY BUTTER SPICE CAKE:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9×13″ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a bowl mix together the cake mix with one egg and one stick melted butter.MIXING SPICE CAKE WITH EGG, MELTED BUTTER IN A CLEAR BOWLPress this mixture into the bottom and slightly up the sides of prepared baking dish and set aside.pressing cake mix mixture into the bottom of a clear baking dishIn another bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and remaining melted stick of butter and beat until blended. cream cheese, egg, melted butter, ground cinnamon and vanilla extract mixed together in a separate clear bowl

Mix in the powdered sugar and continue to mix until incorporated. powdered sugar added to cream cheese mixture in a bowl

Spread on top of the cake mix batter in the baking dish.spread cream cheese batter on top of spice cake mix layer

Bake for about 30 minutes or until center is set but still gooey. Remove from oven and let cool.Gooey Butter Spice Cake, fully baked and sprinkled with powdered sugar

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.slices of Gooey Butter Spice Cake on white plates with cinnamon sticks and glass of apple cider in the background

Enjoy!

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Gooey Butter Spice Cake recipe

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GOOEY BUTTER SPICE CAKE

Gooey Butter Spice Cake is made with spice cake mix and a cinnamon cream cheese filling. A deliciously easy fall-inspired dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gooey Butter Spice Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 233kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) box spice cake mix
  • 3 large eggs divided use
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, divided use
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Extra powdered sugar, for sprinkling 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9×13″ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cake mix with one egg and one stick melted butter.
  • Press this mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish and slightly up the sides, then set aside.
  • In another bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and remaining melted stick of butter and beat until blended. 
  • Mix in the powdered sugar and continue to mix until incorporated. Spread on top of the cake mix batter in the baking dish.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until center is set but still gooey. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Notes

  • The trick for gooey butter cakes is to not over-bake them. It’s called gooey for a reason. You don’t want a burnt cheesecake filling. We want it to stay soft-set.
  • You can easily make these with any cake mix flavor. It’s incredibly easy to switch up.
  • I like to use salted butter to offset a bit of the sweetness. You can certainly use unsalted butter if that’s all you have.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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