I had never heard of Gooey Butter Cake before I met my husband.
Sounded...buttery. I'm not a big fan of buttery. This cake is not buttery. I really don't know why it is called butter cake except it does have a stick of butter in it. It really is more creamy. It really is VERY GOOD. I remember the first time I tried it at my husband's parents house when we were dating. I looked at it and not wanting to be rude, took a bite, not knowing where the butter would come into play. I was sold from then on.
Gooey Butter Cake always seems to be a crowd pleaser. I have heard people (rather I was the one who brought it or not) rave over it. It is very simple as well. Of course, according to my husband, it has cream cheese-how can it go wrong?
Gooey Butter Cake
1 stick butter
1 pkg yellow cake mix
Melt butter. Beat in eggs and add to cake mix. (The batter will be very thick.) Spread into greased 9x13 pan.
8 oz cream cheese
1 box (or 1 lb) powdered sugar
Beat until creamy and pour over cake batter. Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.