Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 70 MINUTES

5 ratings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs, 1 for cake, 3 for filling
  • 2 sticks butter, melted, 1 for cake, 1 for filling
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 13 by 9 baking dish.

Step 2

In medium bowl, add the yellow cake mix, 1 egg and 1 stick melted butter and mix to combine. Pat the mixture into prepared baking dish.

Step 3

In a large bowl, add the pumpkin puree and cream cheese, and using an electric hand mixer, beat until smooth. Add the 3 eggs, 1 stick melted butter and vanilla beat until combined. Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, mix well.

Step 4

Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

Step 5

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake


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5 Reviews

Karen 11/22/2016
There should be

There should be a 100 dot measure for this cake! I absolutely Have to make this all throughout the year because it really is a Real Hit with everyone! The Pumpkin is just as good as using a Pie Filling such as : (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry or Peach) in the Cream Cheese Mixture. I treated the Fire Men in Woonsocket, RI where I live to the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake for Last years Thanksgiving & they loved it too! Thank you Paula, For Making Our Holiday's Special & Giving Us Special Treats That Make Everyday Seem Like A Holiday!Hearts To You! P.S. I saw you Lick That Choc. Fountain, Girl & I miss your Show on Cable, -Great Times & Lots of Fun & Silliness; but I don't have cable anymore. It's a bummer, but I'm sure glad I found your site here!

Robin 12/20/2015
This is a true c

This is a true crowd pleaser. It's easy to make, and a sure hit with family and friends. I have one baking now!

Miranda 11/26/2015
Ever since I sta

Ever since I started making cake (10 yrs ago) it has become a family tradition!!! I love it!!

Denise 11/25/2015
We have been mak

We have been making these every year since we discovered this recipe. It's the most decadent joy! My husband loved it so much, he took over the task of making it so he would be sure we have it! We love it, we share it with friends and they ask for it every year. Thank you Paula!!

wayne 5/10/2015
It's very good

It's very good

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