Gooey Butter Cake
by Mike J and Dr. JToday my youngest daughter (Dr. J) and I had a craving for something sweet so we made one of our family’s favorite recipes, Gooey Butter Cake. This cake is simple enough that you could train monkeys to make it which good news for me. It's also so good my son said “It’s the best thing since elastic waist bands”. I’m pretty sure that means that it’s the best cake ever and quite obviously a cake you need to try.
Here’s the recipe
1 box of chocolate cake mix (or yellow but chocolate is way better)
1 stick of butter – Not margarine
Combine cake mix, butter and egg. Mix well. Press into a 9X13 inch cake pan
1 8-oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
3 ¾ cup Powdered Sugar
Cream the cream cheese. Add the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add powered sugar. Beat well, scraping sides. Pour over top of crust. Bake at 350 for ~30 minutes or until light brown. Let cool for 15 minutes then scarf down until it is all gone.
Now that you’ve got the official recipe here’s how you really make it
Gather up an egg, a stick of butter and a chocolate cake mix and stack them neatly so they look cool just like this.
Then throw them all into a mixer bowl and start mixing.
Start on a low speed and increase your speed as your ingredients start mixing together. Mix until they are the consistency of playdoh (but tastier).
Next, take the playdoh like crust and moosh it into the bottom of your pan until it coats the bottom. We mooshed it with a large serving spoon but were careful enough not to bend it. A bent spoon would have brought the wrath of Jenny which neither of us wanted.
Now you’re ready to make the gooey part.
Behold, the gooey ingredients
Put the cream cheese in a mixer bowl and mix it up until smooth.
Next add the two eggs and vanilla to the cream cheese.
Word of caution – remember that eggs are round and if they are placed by the edge of the counter they could roll off and make a mess.
Next, add the powdered sugar and mix the whole thing up. Remember to scrape the sides and bottom occasionally to make sure everything gets mixed up. Also, remember to wear safety glasses when using a mixer in case of flying objects.
When it’s all mixed up and creamy pour it on the crust. Make sure it evenly covers the top.
Now put it into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is light brown.
While it’s in the oven make sure to lick the out the bowl and spatula. Dr J took care of this for me.
Once it’s done make sure to wait for at least 15 minutes before you attempt to eat it because the top layer is hotter than napalm right out of the oven.
After 15 minutes eat it ALL gone. Please remember to be polite and not eat the entire cake from the pan before anyone else gets some.