Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pumpkin Ooey Gooey Butter Cake (Paula Deen)

This is, to me, better than pumpkin pie! I remember the first time I made this. I had gotten it from a recipe board that I haunted and did not know it was a Paula Deen recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving 2003. We were having dinner at my daughter's which turned out to be my mother's last Thanksgiving. :( We all loved this dessert! It is easy to make and it goes donw very well! lol! :)

Pumpkin Oooey Gooey Butter Cake:

  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix (I have used French vanilla cake and it works well also)
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened ( I use light cream cheese)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 t mace (this is my addition - my mother in law always added 1/4 t mace to her pumpkin pies and taught me this trick YEARS ago so I carried it over to almost anything pumpkin!)

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.

To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

Variations: For a Pineapple Gooey Cake: Instead of the pumpkin, add a drained 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple to the cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed above.

For a Banana Gooey Cake: Prepare cream cheese filling as directed, beating in 2 ripe bananas instead of the pumpkin. Proceed as directed above.

For a Peanut Butter Gooey Cake: Use a chocolate cake mix. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter to the cream cheese filling instead of the pumpkin. Proceed as directed above.


Mrs. H said...

Ooo... I hear the gooey peanut butter variety calling my husband's name. Just the dessert to "win some brownie points", I mean "show him how much I love him." ;)

Vickie said...
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~Crystal~ said...

Oops sorry about the deleted comment, I was signed in under my Mom's account. So anyway....

Thanks for stopping by the Recipe Place & for letting me know about the button. I fixed it & it should be working now. :)

Amber said...

Sounds good! Will have try this!!

Ginger said...

Wow haven't been here this week ,first time i got out lol
So many great recipes!I was looking at all your pictures, how fun your house is.Mine been very still..Which is odd for here got 12 penquins finished for voy swap.Deleted hostess address just rewrote her .
Hang in there g/f keep up all the great work !
hugs ginger

Calina said...

Oh, that looks delicious. I would make it for my oldest daughter (who has the abilities of sitting down and eating a whole pumpkin pie - in one setting!) but she's not coming home this year.

We have food allergies, so we can't try, but I love to still make goodies and smell them and live through those in my family that can eat them! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another yummy recipe. While reading the ingredient list I got up to make sure I have enough cream cheese.


I'll be making this recipe this week. THANKS!