Gooey Butter Cake

How do I begin to describe this cake…
Well, first off it’s not really like a cake.  It’s more of a cake combined with a brownie without the chocolate, pecan pie with the pecans, and cheesecake with the graham cracker crust.  It is sweet, crunchy, and gooey all in one bite.   Truly a unique dessert in its own right.  You just have to make this concoction to find out for yourself just how hard it is to describe.



2 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking power

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, melted

3 eggs, room temperature

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking power, salt, melted butter, and 1 egg.  Press into the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking pan.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract.  Gradually add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until incorporated.  Pour mixture on top of cake mixture.  Bake for 30-40 minutes.  Be careful not to overbake, you want your cake gooey.  Cool at room temperature then refrigerate.

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