Gooey Butter Brownies

These brownies are an amazing and decadent spin on a traditional gooey butter cake recipe.
Gooey Butter Brownies Recipe

One day, many years ago, my daddy brought home a 9×13 baking dish full of this gooey yellow concoction that a lady at work had made for him. We were all pretty leery of it, to tell you the truth. It looked like cheesecake but it was warm. That’s not right, you guys.

Then he told us the name. Gooey Butter Cake. We didn’t hesitate to dive face first into that pan. I mean, the name alone sounds heavenly.

Gooey Butter Brownies Recipe

We all know that gooey butter cake has been done to death. (I’ve made chocolate chip gooey butter cookies and a red velvet gooey butter cake myself), but this isn’t cake! This is brownies.

Gooey butter brownies. It’s okay if you just died right then. The sweet, gooey burst of buttery chocolate will revive you.

I’ve been in a total baking slump these last couple of months. How many types of brownies and cookies can one person make anyway? It’s been lots and lots of savory recipes around here, which really doesn’t bother me at all. I know y’all like some desserts mixed in though, so I racked my brain for a new brownie recipe and this is what popped up. Guys. It’s genius. I hope you’ll make these, because they are so, so good!

Gooey Butter Brownies Recipe

Gooey Butter Brownies

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 50 mins
Serves 16     adjust servings


For the brownies

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted

For the topping

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make the brownie base, mix together the dry mix, egg, and melted butter. Spread into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  3. To make the topping, beat together the cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, butter, and powdered sugar until well combined. Spread over the brownies.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the center is still slightly jiggly and gooey.
  5. Cool before cutting and serving.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 398kcal Calories from fat 185
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Carbohydrate 51g 17%
Sugars 42g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g