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


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


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