Oldie but a goodie!

We were invited to my niece’s house last night for the Duke and SU rematch.  The last time they played, the game went into overtime with a win for SU.  Hubby and the kids went to the game that night because I was on my Super Bowl extravaganza.  Last nights game was going to be a little different, but at least I didn’t get score updates via text messages or looking at the ESPN app.  We were asked to bring either an appetizer or a desert.  Knowing our tendency to be a bit late, I chose the dessert. 


I am sure this recipe has been blogged about many, many times before.  It is a very easy dessert that is so, so good.  I believe it is at its best when it is still warm. There are are times when I put a  slice into the microwave for about10 seconds to give it a just out of the oven taste.  Thank you Paula Deen for one of our all time favorites.

Gooey Butter Cakes



1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together. 
Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

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