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Lemon Gooey Butter Cake

This recipe for Lemon Gooey Butter Cake is so good that it is easy to see why it has been around for so long. Try this out today, you won't regret it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, dessert, gooey butter cake, lemon
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 156kcal


  • 1 18.25oz box lemon cake mix
  • 2 tsp lemon extract divided
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 eggs divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, melted butter and 2 eggs. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Using your mixer, beat together the softened cream cheese, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of lemon extract. Slowly add in the confectioners sugar with the mixer speed on low. Once the sugar is mixed in, pour this mixture over the crust in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown. The center should still be "gooey". Allow to cool and enjoy!


Sodium: 42mg | Calcium: 15mg | Vitamin A: 285IU | Sugar: 20g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 25mg | Cholesterol: 48mg | Calories: 156kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 20g | Iron: 1mg