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If anyone has made a Gooey Cake they are great.  Just as the name says they are a bit gooey but so good.  They can be made with an infinite variety of flavors but I thought I would share th
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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/5/2012 2:47 PM EST
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If anyone has made a Gooey Cake they are great.  Just as the name says they are a bit gooey but so good.  They can be made with an infinite variety of flavors but I thought I would share the Pumpkin Gooey in time for the holidays.
I will give suggestions after this recipe to turn it into another flavor.

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
Cake:
1 cake mix, 18.25 ounce yellow or spice cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, melted

Filling:
1 package, 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 box, 16 ounces powdered sugar
1/2 Cup butter, melted
1 can, 15 ounces pumpkin puree

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease a 13X9 pan
In the bowl of mixer combine cake mix, egg and butter and mix well.
Pat into the bottom of the pan.
Using the same mixer (no need to even rinse it out)
beat cream cheese until smooth add eggs and vanilla.  Add pumpkin puree. Dump in powdered sugar and beat well.  Reduce speed and slowly pour in butter.  Mix well.
Pour filling over base and spread evenly.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
Don't be afraid to make a judgement call you want the center a bit gooey so do not over bake.
Remove from oven and cool completely.


Peanut butter Gooey: Use a chocolate cake mix add 1 cup of peanut butter along with the 3 eggs to the filling.
Chocolate chip Gooey: Use yellow or chocolate cake mix, use only 2 eggs and sprinkle up to 1 cup of chips and 1 cup of nuts over the top of the filling.

The rule of thumb appears to be if you have a "wet" filling add an extra egg to the cream cheese mixture if you are adding dry ingredients 2 eggs is fine.
I made a Lemon Gooey cake for a party Lemon cake and 1/4 cup of lemon juice and the zest of 2 lemons to the filling and it was great! (only 2 eggs on that one)
I have not tried the Pumpkin Gooey yet but I just might for the holiday and I will let y'all know the results!

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/6/2012 12:04 AM EST
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Wow, Nikki, you have a great arsenal of fantastic recipes. Thank you for this one!

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/6/2012 6:22 AM EST
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Verlee said it correctly ...... you have an incredible assortment of recipes.   HOW on earth do you do it?  How do you keep them sorted so you can find one when you need it?
hee hee ........ how can you remember that you have them?!!


I can't wait to try the lemon gooey one.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/6/2012 7:55 AM EST
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Sounds good. The peanut butter version sounds like peanut butter cup candies.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/6/2012 7:56 AM EST
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sounds good but to much sugar for me

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/6/2012 8:12 AM EST
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Good grief I just felt my hips grow an inch!!  This cake sounds divine, rich and scrumptious!!  Thank you for sharing!

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/6/2012 12:05 PM EST
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That sounds really good  my hips will love it.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/6/2012 4:59 PM EST
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Sounds delicious - will have to try this one!  Thanks for much for sharing!

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/6/2012 8:49 PM EST
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First time I saw this made was an episode on the Food Network...Paula Deen ('nuff said about the butter and sugar!)
I have made several and they are just as good as they sound.  Just plan on taking them someplace so the temptation is out of the house.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/10/2012 9:14 AM EST
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oh nikki
the pumpkin sounds heavenly
but much as we love paula            she didn't invent gooey cakes
i've had gooey butter cake from a restaurant in houston for more than 30 yrs
Treebeard's            every time i go (not often anymore) i have to buy a slice       even tho they gave the recipe to the newspaper  and i've also been making it for that long
i'll have to find their recipe again and post it         i used to have it in my swapped files      but we all know that story

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/10/2012 7:02 PM EST
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Thanks for sharing the recipe Nikki.  May have to try this when I can plan on taking it out of the house or else it will be an enormous cake just for me lol.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/11/2012 9:08 AM EST
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Ahhh - tis the season for pumpkin.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/11/2012 12:38 PM EST
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Thanks for sharing Nikki.I have several of Paulas recipe books and still have not made one.I bought ten large cans of pumpkin this year just not up to making my own this year.I'll have to start with your pumpkin recipe.I will be maling Paula's pumpkin trifle for Thanksgiving  This is an awesome recipe it always disappears.quickly so I double the recipe.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/13/2012 7:09 AM EST
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Yesterday when I was in the "fancy" grocery store in a neighboring town, I saw that their bakery dept. had gooey pumpkin cookies - and the same in lemon.  I thought about buying some but walked away with one pecan roll.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/13/2012 8:12 AM EST
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Pumpkin is a great thing to use at this time of the year.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/13/2012 2:17 PM EST
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As much as I like the Gooey Cakes if I were to make just 1 pumpkin cake right now it would have to be the Pumpkin Pie Crunch cake.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/13/2012 3:56 PM EST
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I made the Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake for a church dinner and it was loved!
We're having another dinner the Sunday after Thanksgiving.   It will be flooded with desserts but I'd love to hear about something that makes a big hit where ever it goes.

Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

posted at 11/15/2012 9:35 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake:
I made the Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake for a church dinner and it was loved! We're having another dinner the Sunday after Thanksgiving.   It will be flooded with desserts but I'd love to hear about something that makes a big hit where ever it goes.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy the Outrageous Brownie recipe that I have posted is great.  Very fudgy brownies.
Also the Nantucket Cranberry pie, or cake is wonderful.  It could be doubled and made in a 13X9 pan to serve more.
So you don't have to search for it here is the recipe.

Nantucket Cranberry Cake
1 Tb melted butter
2 Cups fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
Coarse sugar or granulated sugar for sprinkling on top
Pre heat oven to 350
Lightly grease a 10"  pie plate or 9" square cake pan
Put the 1 Tb melted butter in the bottom of the pan.
Spread chopped cranberries and nuts in bottom of the pan.
Sprinkle with 1/2 Cup sugar
In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, 3/4 Cup melted butter, sugar, flour, salt and extracts.
Spread thick batter over the cranberries, use a spatula or wet fingers to spread.
Sprinkle coarse sugar over the top of the batter.
(If you use regular sugar I sprinkle it over the top during the last 15 minutes of baking.)
Bake the cake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
Remove cake from oven.  Serve warm or room temperature.  A bit of whipped cream or ice cream would be great.

I have also seen this recipe done where the cranberries and nuts are mixed right into the batter.  This would also be very good and you would not have to mess with spreading the batter.  Next time I make this I will try mixing the cranberries right in.

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