Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Since Thanksgiving is almost here, I’ll leave you with one more pumpkin recipe. After this it’s onto gingerbread and peppermint and other Christmasy flavors. But if you have time for one last pumpkin dessert, this one should be it. Pumpkin gooey butter cakefrom Paula Deen. If you’re looking for something a little different for Thanksgiving, but still want to keep the traditional flavors, this is a great recipe. I made this for Mike to take to a potluck lunch at work (which he complained about because he still thinks he doesn’t like anything “pumpkin”), and only a few pieces came back home, so I think that’s a good sign. As the name implies, it’s gooey, rich, and creamy. If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll love this. And actually, neither Mike or I likes pumpkin pie, and we still like this. So really you can’t go wrong. :)

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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake


1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

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10 Responses to “Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake”

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    Barbara Bakes — November 25, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

    You can't go wrong with a Paula Deen cake with a name like that! It looks delicious!

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    One Healthy Apple — November 25, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    Looks like a delicious cake. I love all things pumpkin- I just need to teach myself to bake now!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment! It made my day.

    I love your photography and you are a very talented chef!

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    Pam — November 25, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

    It looks so delicious – yum!

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  4. 4

    Maria — November 25, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

    This is the perfect dessert for this time of year!

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    Tracy @ Sugarcrafter — November 26, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    Wow, this looks great! Perfectly fall!

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    lavienouveau — November 27, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

    this looks great!

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    Robin Amante — October 10, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    This cake looks really good. I am going to make this one for comapny in a few weeks. Do you think it would come out just as good with a French Vanilla Cake mix?

    • megan replied: — October 10th, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

      Yes, it should be fine. Enjoy! :)

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    Krystal — November 3, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    Hi! I just made this cake, BUT I made it with homemade pumpkin puree from a leftover Jack-O-Lantern. I am dying to try it! I’m the only one in my house who likes pumpkin. I LOVE pumpkin pie. I’m also bringing some up to my neighbor so I can turn her into a believer. She doesn’t like pumpkin either. This cake is for sure going to be a ‘converter’! LOL =) I cant wait 10 minutes!!! Until it’s finished…. So psyched!

    • megan replied: — November 4th, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

      I hope you liked it! :)

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