Ooey Goey Cake

Ooey Goey Cake

39 Reviews 3 Pics
Kenneth Massey
Recipe by  Kenneth Massey

“This cake was passed on to my mother by my grandmother. It is one of my personal favorites. I hope it becomes one of yours.”

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Original recipe yields 1 -13x9 inch cake



  1. Grease and flour one 13x9 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together cake mix, melted butter, and 1 egg. Press into prepared pan.
  3. In separate bowl mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, and confectioners' sugar. Pour over first layer.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes.

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I send in breakfast goodies on the weekends that my husband works and this was today's fare. I changed the recipe to make it a little more "breakfasty" and the staff said this might have been the best thing I sent in during the 6 years that he has worked there!! The changes I made were: putting a layer of blueberry pie filling between the cake layer and the cheese filling, and I decreased the sugar (based on other reviews) to 2/3 cup white sugar. I also added about 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to the cheese filling and garnished it with lemon zest. I wish I could have tried a piece but my husband said it was awesome!



Sometimes called "Gooey Butter Cake". It is really sweet, so skip this if you don't care for sweet desserts. But it wasn't as heavy as I thought it might be considering the ingredients. It also doesn't have that "cake mix" taste which surprised me. Paula Deen suggests some interesting variations on this recipe, with pumpkin pie filling added to the cream cheese, or crushed pineapple, or lemon or chocolate or mashed bananas. You can doctor up the cream cheese layer many, many ways.



Ok, these are great tasting bars! I did cut back on the powdered sugar like the other reviews said, to about 2 1/4 cups, and added 2 Tbls of lemon juice, the fam loved them!

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Amount Per Serving (14 total)

  • Calories
  • 415 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 61.4 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 353 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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