Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars

I have been making Gooey Butter Bars for years - my recipe is called Neiman Marcus Bars ... cause they are so "rich". However, I have found that most people call this recipe Gooey Butter Cake/Bars. I was in St. Louis for volleyball this past March and found out that this Gooey Butter Cake originated in St. Louis, Missouri. There is a coffee shop in downtown that has tons of different varieties - chocolate, strawberry, peanut butter and so on. I was searching online for a new variety and found this Paula Deen' variety on the Food Network. I think it turned out great - I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top for a nice finished look. This will be a fall staple in our house!



Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Cake Ingredients

1 18 1/4 oz pkg yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 stick butter, melted

Filling Ingredients

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 15 oz can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, melted
1 16 oz box powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350. combine cake mix, egg and butter with an electric mixer. Pat mixture into a greased 9 x 13. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and pumpkin til smooth; add eggs, vanilla and butter.. beating together; Add powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well. Spread filling mixture over cake batter and bake for 40-50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake. Serve with whipping cream! I did sprinkle it with a little powdered sugar! Enjoy!

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2 comments:

Mary said...

They sound delicious and have the added benefit of being easy to do. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

claire said...

they look perfect for fall!