Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Summer Reruns...

(Alternate Title: What happens when Insomnia and PMS meet . I was up at about 2am the other night baking this cake.)

You know how annoying the rerun tv shows are in the summer, right? Well I'm hoping that a reblog isn't as annoying.

I originally posted this recipe last September but I recently got a hankerin' for it again. (That's right, I said hankerin'. Hey, if you knew the small town I'm from you'd understand.)

Mix your cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter and two eggs.


Spread that into your 9x13 greased (preferably with butter) pan.

Then mix 1 block of softened cream cheese, 2 more eggs, vanilla, and powdered sugar.


Then pour that over top of your cake that has been spread into the pan. Pop it into the oven and bake!


Now the key to this is to NOT overcook it. It should have a "good thigh wiggle" when you take it out. I overdid mine this time and it had the thigh wiggle of an Olympic athelete so I didn't get a picture. But it needs to be good and jiggly in the center when you remove it from the oven!

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
INGREDIENTS
1 (18.5 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix cake mix, melted butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs with a spoon. Pat into a 9 X 13 inch pan.
Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in confectioner's sugar. Pour over cake layer.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool.

*** I cut back to 2 cups of confectioner's sugar and it's still perfect. I also used light cream cheese (not fat free though!) and it's still pretty dang great.

17 comments:

lovemaryxoxo said...

Oh my! That looks like it could be very tempting!

Little Sweethearts said...

You must have had a real craving for that cake as you were making it at 2 in the morning!

Tania
(I saw your blogthread on Etsy and thought I'd say hi!)

Christopher And Tia said...

OH my gosh. Don't show a pregnant woman a cake, and expect her to make through the day. I need a mouthful of batter, right now.

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Brandy said...

Looks yummy. I've got it stored away in my recipe folder.

Brandy said...

Looks yummy. I've got it stored away in my recipe folder.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Yum to the MMYYYYYY!

Linda

Heidi Zawisza said...

I should NOT have clicked over to your blog......I am currently on a detox.....and this is just PURE TORTURE!! lol!
I will be definitely be making this the SECOND I am done with this crazy detox!! YUMMO!

jennifer said...

*snort* If I gave it one of MY thigh wiggles, I would just need to leave it out of the oven in the first place.

Cake sounds really good though!

Jen

Monkey Giggles said...

The cake really looks good.

Jus Shar Designs said...

So, it's completely low carb and low cal, right? Looks yummy!

Jofrog said...

Oooh, I had a friend in college who used to make this! I thought the recipe was lost to me forever.

Thanks!

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

YUM! Love the look of this. It's a must try. Thanks for sharing girlfriend!
Hugs, Angie
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
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Tom and Cher said...

First off, I really enjoyed the Jack Johnson Mudfootball! Thanks!!

Next, I used to live in St Louis and lived ON Gooey butter cake that used Almond rather than vanilla. Too yummy.

I might be up at 2AM making some tonight!

Lovely said...

Oh, that looks so good. Although everything I make comes out like crap, I may have to give this a try.

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

I can't be your friend anymore if you keep posting things like this. Torture. Want it. Crummy stupid Jillian and her shred. Boo. Butter cake. Yay.

Nikki said...

Yum!!! I just talked about making this today....might need to go get the ingredients. Thanks for sharing! :)