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Gooey Butter Brownies

These brownies are an amazing and decadent spin on a traditional gooey butter cake recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, easy brownie recipes, easy dessert recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 413kcal


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


  • 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 cutting and serving.



Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.1mg