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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

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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

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake


  • Cake:
  • 1 18 1/4-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. 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!


  2. 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 :)

  3. 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,


  4. 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!

  5. 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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  7. 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!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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