Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

It is officially fall!!  Bring on the pumpkin flavored everything!  (poor caramel apple always seems to get second place in fall flavors lol)

Now I could eat pumpkin all year round but there is something eating a pumpkin dessert with just the right spices while the air is chilly and the leaves are falling that just brings autumn full circle.

I am sure I will be sharing probably a million and 2 pumpkin recipes with you before the season is over and here is the first one.

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

This recipe is wonderful.  It is full of pumpkin flavor, it has a buttery crust almost like shortbread and the filling is just to die for.  My mom prefers pumpkin pie minus the crust but she loves the crust on these bars.

A dollop of whipped cream on top makes this dessert the perfect alternative to pumpkin pie.  It can feed a crowd and travels beautifully so it is perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
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  • Cake:
  • 1 (18¼-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
  3. To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

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  1. avatar
    September 26, 2013

    YUM! And the recipe seems so easy. I think I am going to try this cake for a Sunday coffee date I have!

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    Laura says:
    September 30, 2013

    Oh wow this literally looks amazing, I have never seen a gooey version and this is right up my street! Thanks so much for sharing. Just popping over from Funday Monday linky :)

    Laura x

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    October 1, 2013

    Oh, Man! this looks “Shut the front door” delicious! Of course, I HAVE to pin this! Thanks so much for sharing these on the Sweet Sharing Linkey. I enjoyed your site, and would love you to come over and visit my site at http://www.kneadedcreations.com Hope to see you there, and have a great week! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

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    October 1, 2013

    Found you via Tasty Tuesday and had to come take a look. Love pumpkin and can’t wait to try!

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    October 1, 2013

    These look amazing! I love pumpkin pie, and this looks like a more decadent version. Definitely want to give it a try!

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    Ashley says:
    October 2, 2013

    Holy cow! Those look awesome!! I love the ooey gooey recipes. I haven’t seen one with a pumpkin take – so I must say that this is a cool recipe! I can’t wait to try it out!


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    October 2, 2013

    I love the onslaught of pumpkin recipes every fall and your gooey cake looks especially awesome! I just had a pumpkin pie smoothie for breakfast this morning and can’t wait to put pumpkin in pretty much everything :)

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    Nat D. says:
    October 2, 2013

    You got me at gooey. Had me at butter. And got me pinning at pumpkin. :) Looks awesome!

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    courtney says:
    October 3, 2013

    Visiting from FrySauceandGrits.com and I love this recipe, I’ve been eating it for years and it’s a classic!

  10. avatar
    October 3, 2013

    Thank you for sharing your yummy goodness at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I featured you on facebook ♥

  11. avatar
    October 4, 2013

    Oh my goodness! This looks delicious!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party! I’ll be featuring this tomorrow! :)

  12. avatar
    October 4, 2013

    This looks absolutely amazing! Pinning to make this Fall for sure! Just wanted to let you know that I chose this as my feature pick this week over at Huckleberry Love! Stop on by and grab our “I Was Featured” button to display on your blog. :)

    Thanks for linking up with us for Much Ado About Monday. We hope to see you back next week!

    Have a great weekend,


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    Jelli says:
    October 4, 2013

    This cake looks great! I made my 1st gooey butter cake about this time last year. YUM! Although we don’t have autumn here, my Midwestern roots run deep & I crave hot drinks, pumpkin everything, and fall fashion come Sept. So happy you linked this up with us at the Mommy Brain Mixer this week, Parrish. Thanks so much!

  14. avatar
    October 4, 2013

    I love pumpkin, and anything sweet and gooey must be good! Yum! I agree that pumpkin is good year ’round but there is something about autumn that somehow makes it special.

    I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine’d Down Wednesday if you get a chance. We are partying until later today (Friday)! Hope to see you there! http://www.dizzybusyandhungry.com/wined-wednesday-link-party/
    Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry

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    Teresa says:
    October 4, 2013

    This looks fantastic.

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    Amanda Smith says:
    October 4, 2013

    I have made a plain gooey cake before and my family loved it. I am excited to see a pumpkin version!

  17. avatar
    Chelsea says:
    October 5, 2013

    I love yummy butter cakes but pumpkin! Can’t resist! Thanks for sharing! I’d love for you to come join our Halloween Party!!!

  18. avatar
    October 6, 2013

    This looks divine! And pretty simple to make too; I’m definitely pinning this! Thanks for sharing the recipe at my link party!

  19. avatar
    October 6, 2013

    OMG!!! This looks amazing, I need to make them for Thanksgiving! Stopping by from Monday Funday, thanks for sharing!

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

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    Jodi says:
    October 6, 2013

    This looks like ooey gooey deliciousness. Thanks for the recipe. :-) Jodi

  21. avatar
    October 6, 2013

    This looks so delectable! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. avatar
    October 7, 2013

    Oh my….this looks heavenly! Anything that’s gooey and pumpkin is a winner in my book. Pinning it now! I would love it if you could link this up to my blog hop. We love to feature easy & delicious recipes like this. Thank you!!

  23. avatar
    October 8, 2013

    oh my you had me at gooey! and then i was hooked at butter! i love pumpkin season and this recipe is making its way to our dinner table ASAP! thanks for linking up to the all things pretty link up!

  24. avatar
    Leah says:
    October 9, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this at the Friday Follow Along! It looks awesome and I cannot wait to try it. Stop by again this week because we are featuring this. Have a great rest of the week!

  25. avatar
    ChrisA says:
    October 10, 2013

    I can’t wait to make this!!!

  26. avatar
    Carmen says:
    October 11, 2013

    OMG! This looks delicious and I love pumpkin so it will be even more fabulous!

  27. avatar
    Denise says:
    October 30, 2013

    Hey there! Just gave you a shout out on our restaurant’s Facebook page! Made this for our “Cake of the Week”. Delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    Ole Hickory BBQ
    New Market/Huntsville, Alabama


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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      October 30, 2013

      Thank you so much!!

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