Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

When a special occasion, celebration, or birthday rolls around, there’s only one dessert that will do for the main squeeze in my life. I wasn’t introduced to this delectable dessert until Jacob and I started dating.  His mom got the recipe while in college and it has been a family favorite ever since. We eat it on holidays, we had it the day that we got engaged, at our wedding, and on every February 17th since 2007. Since my mother-in-law lives a good 1,500 miles away, I’ve had the pleasure of taking over the time-honored tradition of making this dessert for Jacob on his birthday.


The hubs loves this cake so much that he can’t remember ever having anything different to celebrate his birthday. We even opted out of a traditional groom’s cake at our wedding in favor of this treat. It went faster than the wedding cake itself and I’ve had people asking for the recipe ever since.


After a snowy morning at church and a bit of thrifting in the afternoon, we stuffed ourselves full of sushi before enjoying drinks and cake with friends. As much as we love this cake, it is just too good, and too bad for us, not to share.


Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

1 box yellow cake mix

4 eggs

2 sticks unsalted butter

16 ounces cream cheese

16 ounces powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F. Meanwhile mix box of cake mix, two eggs, and one stick of melted butter. Spread mixture into a 9×13 metal cake pan. Next mix your second stick of melted butter, cream cheese, two eggs, and powdered sugar. Pour into cake pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned. Pair it with a cold glass of milk, a piping hot cup of coffee, or my personal favorite, a steamy cup of peppermint tea.

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