Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Absolutely, the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is a delightful treat! Here’s the detailed recipe:

1 box vanilla or white cake mix
2 sticks butter (melted and divided)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 block (8 oz) cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Grease a 9×9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
Prepare Cake Base:
In a large mixing bowl or using a mixer, combine the vanilla or white cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick of melted butter.
Mix until thoroughly combined.
Press this mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Prepare Cream Cheese Layer:
In the same bowl (no need to clean it), add the cream cheese and mix until smooth.
Add the remaining 2 eggs and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined.
Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
Assemble and Bake:
Pour the cream cheese mixture over the cake base in the pan.
Spread it evenly with a spatula.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes.
The cake should be set around the edges but still slightly “jiggly” in the center. It will continue to set as it cools.
Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan. It’s important to resist the temptation to cut into it while warm.
Cutting into Bars:
Once completely cooled, cut the cake into small bars.
Due to its richness, smaller portions are recommended.
Serve and Enjoy:
Serve these delicious Ooey Gooey Butter Cake bars and enjoy the rich, gooey texture.
Note: The inside of the cake will have a gooey, almost raw appearance, but that’s part of the charm of this dessert. Trust the process, and you’ll be rewarded with a decadent treat!

Feel free to get creative with toppings like a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

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