Tuesday, May 15, 2007


The party was great. Wow, and all of your comments... I felt like I had my own personal little cheering section with me on Friday! Thank you for that.

We had so much food at the party, almost too much. Thinking that it would be just the opposite, I whipped up a few things at the last minute. We didn't even get to my favorite dessert, Gooey Butter Cake:

The whole thing was intact until Saturday a.m., when I started in on the interior. I've been working away at it little by little, as you can see. The good thing about this dessert is that it is very rich. So even if you think you can eat the whole pan, you can't. Still, I might have to send the rest in with my husband to work today. The party is indeed over.

Anyway, if you're a southerner, you may already know and love this dessert. If not, I highly encourage you to throw out worries or cares about cholesterol and calories and make this for yourself (and some special friends) very soon. It's delish!

Gooey Butter Cake

Mix and spread in a (lightly greased) 9x13 pan:
1 yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1 stick of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Top with (mixed together)

1 8-oz. package cream cheese
2 eggs
1 16-oz. box powdered sugar (reserve a little for sprinkling on top of cake after baking)

Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 until lightly golden. Center will be soft and (of course) a little gooey. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top.


hqm said...

YUMMY!!! Can't wait to try it!

Merci-Notes said...

Hi meg!
Yummy! I will admire this, for now, from afar!
I am so glad you like the chandelier, I like it too! I may add some bits to it plus shades later in the summer.
Can You please tell Lisa Hello and I thank Her so much for her very kind comment and of coarse I remember her!! So silly Lisa! Who can forget such a nice and fun person!!!
Meg,You and Lisa must have alot of fun when you get together!!!
With Kindness,

Libby said...

I am positively drooling over the Gooey Butter Cake!

Rosemary said...

It sounds really yummy!
I always send the leftovers to work with my husband. That way, we won't eat it.
Thanks for the recipe.

navybluegirl said...

I love to bake. Can't wait to try this soon.

suburban mom said...

So tell me...are those sandals really comfortable? I'm kind of on the fence if I should get a pair.... :)

Lallee said...

Oh, yum! I always start in the corners where it's a little crunchy. I got such a laugh at the missing middle. Thank goodness I just finished dinner so I won't go raid the sugar canister.

velvet brick said...

oh lordy! this sounds purely decadent!! and it also sounds like it cures what ails ya! love the missing middle...my kind of gal! : )

Denise said...

Meg, I am SO going to try this yummy-sounding cake. It looks so good - thanks for sharing!

tulipmom said...

Wow that cake looks delicious. Sweet Boy just came in, took one look at the picture, and decided we HAVE to make it.

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