Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake recipe

Valentine’s Day is coming. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been a big, huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I mean, yes, I love chocolate and all that, but it seems like such a throwaway holiday that I never get excited about it.

Then, I read a blog post by the fabulous Kristan (who happens to have a birthday today…hope it’s filled with lots of glitter, sparkles, and of course, every color of pink imaginable! Oh, and unicorns. It wouldn’t be a birthday without unicorns!) that if you treat Valentine’s Day like a real holiday, your husband is required to respect that and buy you lots of Valentine’s Day gifts.

Obviously, this changed my feelings.

I like gifts. Quite a lot, actually. In fact, I have a pin board devoted entirely to things that my husband should buy for me. He’s tried telling me that boys don’t “get” pinterest, but I’ve explained that I expect him to learn quickly. After all, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.

To prepare, I whipped up this Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake. Have y’all ever had regular Gooey Butter Cake? It’s pretty fabulous. Just a regular cake on the bottom, but the topping is just plain amazing. It’s gooey and buttery. I know. You never would have guessed that from the name if I hadn’t been here to tell you! It’s very rich, decadent, and pretty much perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake recipe

Ingredients

    For the cake:
  • 1 box mix for red velvet cake
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 16 ounces (about 4 cups) powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well. It will be thick and difficult to mix. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together. Add the powdered sugar and mix until completely combined.
  4. Spread the cream cheese 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.
http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2012/01/09/red-velvet-gooey-butter-cake/

adapted from Paula Deen

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26 Responses to “Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake”

  1. mommabean January 9, 2012 @ 9:57 am (#
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    I love this for two reasons! (1) New way to make gooey butter cake; and (2) Hello? Why did I never think to make that hubby board on Pinterest? Going to waste the last few hours of work pinning. Thank you!

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  2. Cookbook Queen January 9, 2012 @ 10:46 am (#
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    I am in love with this cake. I love it and I love it hard.

    And thank you so much for the sweet bday wishes!! I hope all your Valentines Dreams come true!!

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  3. DessertForTwo January 9, 2012 @ 10:51 am (#
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    I’m pretty much certain I need to begin and end each day with a piece of this.

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  4. Kate H. January 9, 2012 @ 11:32 am (#
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    Oh girl! Must try this!!!

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  5. shelly (cookies and cups) January 9, 2012 @ 11:33 am (#
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    wowee!! This looks insanely delicious :)

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  6. Rebekah @ Making Miracles January 9, 2012 @ 11:38 am (#
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    Mmmm…. oh that looks beautiful and SO good! :)

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  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 9, 2012 @ 12:50 pm (#
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    The description alone has me going….drool! And the pics, mmmgood!

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  8. Katrina January 9, 2012 @ 2:22 pm (#
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    This sounds insanely delicious! Love this idea!

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  9. Jessica @ How Sweet January 9, 2012 @ 3:02 pm (#
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    oh no you didn’t! wow.

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  10. Cassie January 9, 2012 @ 3:09 pm (#
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    I’m dying. This sounds fantastic!

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  11. Mrs. Jansson January 9, 2012 @ 7:13 pm (#
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    For my fellow southerners, gooey butter cake has all the same ingredients as chess sqares. I’ve only had these with yellow butter cake batter used for the crust. This would be a fun change!

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  12. Joanne January 9, 2012 @ 8:21 pm (#
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    Gotta say, red velvet is the ONLY part of V-Day that I like. I give myself permission to eat it for the whole V-Day week. Since it’s unlikely that anyone will be bringing me chocolate this year, i’ve gotta get my excess calories from SOMEWHERE. This cake looks awesome.

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  13. Stephanie January 10, 2012 @ 3:22 pm (#
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    This looks like a great Valentine’s cake. I am going to have to try it for Valentine’s Day.

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  14. What Katies baking January 10, 2012 @ 4:03 pm (#
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    this looks so good. such a creative idea!!

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  15. Erin January 11, 2012 @ 8:06 am (#
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    I love regular gooey butter cake so much! Turning it into red velvet is such a great idea! :)

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  16. grace January 12, 2012 @ 12:31 pm (#
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    i abhor valentine’s day, but i love me some gooey butter cake. this is a version i haven’t seen before–good thinking!

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  17. Jenny January 12, 2012 @ 9:00 pm (#
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    oooooohhhh, how tantalizing! i love gooey cake. this looks lovely!

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  18. danielle January 16, 2012 @ 9:04 am (#
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    I wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured this on my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post -stop by and see! Grab a button too if you want.

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  19. JoAnn January 21, 2012 @ 8:23 am (#
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    Made and brought these to work today; they’re a HUGE hit! This is a keeper :)

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    • Karly replied: — January 23rd, 2012 @ 9:56 am

      Yay! Glad you liked them, JoAnn!

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  20. Sarah April 4, 2012 @ 11:02 pm (#
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    These look super tasty! Like a brownie, but a million times better!

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  21. Angela Nichols August 24, 2012 @ 1:49 pm (#
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    I have made this 3 times now, and every time it turns out beautifully. It is my family and friends new favorite! Thank you for sharing this fantastically , sexy dessert!

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