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Gooey Butter Pecan Cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box butter pecan cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, melted separately
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners' sugar, divided


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F; grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare cake mix by adding 1 egg and 1 stick melted butter. Press into prepared pan.
  3. Using a mixer, mix the cream cheese and 2 eggs.
  4. Add confectioners' sugar, reserving about 2 tablespoons to dust lightly over finished cake. Mix well and add remaining stick of melted butter. Mix well, then mix in vanilla extract. Pour over batter in the pan.
  5. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes without opening oven door. When done, the cake will look fluffy.
  6. After it cools, lightly dust with the reserved 2 tablespoons of confectioners' sugar.