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


5 from 1 vote

Gooey Butter Brownies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
Servings: 16 bars
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, easy brownie recipes, easy dessert recipes
Calories: 413 kcal

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


For the brownies:
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter melted
For the topping:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 large 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.
Nutrition Facts
Gooey Butter Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 252mg11%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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