Betty's Gooey Butter Cake--Great for Easter! ☼ Recipe Video

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a Gooey Butter Cake. This cake originated in St. Louis, Missouri. It is very easy to make, particularly with the use of a packaged cake mix. If you are looking for an easy, great-tasting cake for Easter, this might be it!


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings8
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Cooking oil spray1 Teaspoon
For the base
 Yellow cake mix packet18 1⁄4 Ounce
 Eggs1 , divided (1+2)
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted, cooled, divided (1 stick)
For the top
 Cream cheese8 Ounce, softened
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Confectioners sugar16 Ounce (powdered sugar or icing sugar)
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 847 Calories from Fat 371

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.8%

Saturated Fat 23.2 g116%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 223.8 mg

Sodium 543.3 mg22.6%

Total Carbohydrates 109 g36.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6%

Sugars 83.1 g

Protein 9 g17.7%

Vitamin A 24.3% Vitamin C

Calcium 5.1% Iron 3.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Grease a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, egg, and melted butter. Using an electric mixer, beat until mixed.
4. Into the baking dish transfer the mixture and press it firmly and evenly. Set aside.
5. In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
6. Add eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Beat to combine.
7. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and beat well.
8. Spread the mixture evenly over the base and pop it in the preheated oven. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool.

9. Cut into slices and serve.

You can keep the cake in refrigerator for a couple of days.

Editors Review

Looking for dessert recipes for Easter? Watch this video here to know how to make a creamy and delicious butter cake. This cake is rich in taste and amazingly flavorful. A perfect five on five recipe!