Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Today I have a super yummy recipe for you. Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake! I would rather have this than pumpkin pie. I LOVE it.

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pumpkin gooey butter cake

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

I'm all about all things pumpkin in the fall. Some of my favorite pumpkin recipes include pumpkin muffins, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread.

The crust base for this pumpkin dessert starts out with a yellow cake mix. The filling/top is a pumpkin pie. You guys, it is just heaven!

pumpkin gooey butter cake recipe

Here's the step by step, the recipe is at the bottom of the post.

Making the crust

Dump cake mix, egg and melted butter in a bowl.

making the crust for pumpkin gooey butter cake

Mix until combined.

crust for pumpkin cake

Press into bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.

press the crust into a 9 x 13 pan

Making the pumpkin filling

gooey pumpkin cake

Start with the softened cream cheese and pumpkin.

pumpkin puree and cream cheese

Mix until combined.
pumpkin and cream cheese mixed

Add eggs, vanilla, and butter.

add eggs, butter and vanilla to pumpkin mixture

Mix to combine.

pumpkin filling

Add powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

add powdered sugar and spices

Mix well.

pumpkin filling mixture

Pour on top of cake mixture.

pour pumpkin filling on top of crust in 9 x 13 pan

Here you can kind of see the two layers.

pumpkin gooey butter cake before baking

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Center should be slightly gooey. It should still jiggle when removed. It will set up as it cools.

baked pumpkin gooey butter cake

The top layer turns into a pumpkin pie-like consistency. That paired with the cake batter crust, makes this dessert SO yummy!

pumpkin gooey butter cake from scratch


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Pumpkin Gooey Batter Cake

Pumpkin Gooey Batter Cake

Servings: 16
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min
My favorite alternative to pumpkin pie!


  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. nutmeg


  1. Mix together the cake mix, butter and egg until combined.
  2. Place in a greased 9 X 13 pan.
  3. Mix together the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla and butter and mix.
  5. Stir in powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar.
  6. Pour pumpkin mixture on top of the cake mixture.
  7. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, or until edges are firm, but center is still a bit gooey.

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  1. Man Oh Man! That looks yummy! Can't wait to try it myself :)

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  2. OMG! This looks so easy and yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog

    Christine @ Projects Around the House

  3. Yum, this looks delish!

  4. Wow...looks delicious!! I want a bite right now...pumpkin baked goods are so tasty! Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

  5. This is a favorite at our house. We also love traditional Gooey Butter Cake

    and Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake http://www.julieblanner.com/2011/08/fall-dessert.html

  6. this looks amazing, and surprisingly easy! I made a similar pumpkin cake earlier this fall, but this looks great! would love for you to come over on Tuesday and share at my tasty Tuesday party!

  7. I have had this recipe on file for a long time, since I love Paula Deen. I am super excited to have been in one of her cookbooks. I still need to try this one though. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time. Great pics.

  8. OMG Rachel, can you hear me drooling? This looks absolutely amazing! :) Thanks for linking up and sharing!

  9. This looks AMAZING!!!! I am definitely going to try it! Do you mind checking my new blog out? http://twins-inthekitchen.blogspot.com.au/

  10. Cake AND Pie! That is the best of both worlds!! Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday this week!


  11. YUM!! I live in St. Louis, so I am all about gooey butter cake! (I didn't even realize people in other states ate it. haha Kind of like toasted ravioli is foreign to most peopel, but St. Louisans love it.) I will have to try this cake for sure! Thanks for sharing it at Thursday Favorite Things!

  12. This looks AMAZING. I've featured it this morning at Thursday Favorite Things. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Congratulations, your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday452 this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you will come back real soon!
    Miz Helen