Better Gooey Butter Cake

Recipe and Image Courtesy of Southern Bite

Our family, including our beloved Grandma Lorraine, who famously told us that “there’s not much in life that can’t be made better with butter,” has made developing the perfect batch of butter our family legacy. This goal is more than 125 years in the making, a passion passed on from generation to generation, including our children, who make up generation six.

The end result is a line high butterfat butter in multiple, dreamy flavors, from sea salt butter to the garlic herb variety.

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So, without further ado, here’s our recipe for Better Gooey Butter Cake:

Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Servings: 12



  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature


  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • additional powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix, butter, oil, and eggs until combined.  The mixture will be thick.  Spread it evenly into the bottom of the prepared dish.
  3. Next, place the cream cheese in a large bowl.  Use a mixer to stir the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the butter, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.  Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing well after each addition.  Pour the mixture over the cake layer and spread evenly.
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the edges are brown but the center is still jiggly.  Allow to cool completely before slicing into squares.  Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired.


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