Toffee Gooey Butter Cake

I made this last weekend to serve as dessert to my brother and sister in law.  I had to go to work before we ate dessert and I came home to one little piece.  I guess you could say they all liked it  I will admit it was tasty.  It was simple, quick to make and it came from my hero "Paula Deen".   They look dry in the picture but it definitely wasn't.
Toffee Gooey Butter Cake
From Paula Deen
1 package yellow cake mix
1 large egg
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup chocolate toffee bits
*I thought I bought chocolate toffee bits but it turned out they were plain toffee bits.  So I added 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips to the mix.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13 x 9 dish with cooking spray.  Mix the cake mix, egg and butter in a mixer and combine well. Pat evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan and set aside. 
Make the filling: In the same bowl you used for the cake, beat the cream cheese at medium speed until it is smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat again on low speed until blended.  Add the butter and mix well.  Fold in the toffee bits with a spatula. Pour filling over the cake mixture and spread it evenly.
Then I decided it needed chocolate chips. (Totally optional)
Bake for 40-50 minutes: the center should be just a little bit gooey.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
YUM!! (Or at least the family thought so!)
My sister in law is going gluten free, so she is working on a gluten free version. I am interested to find out her results!!
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  1. You can't go wrong with Paula Deen! Toffee is so good! Do you think they make low calorie toffee?

  2. Serious?!?! This is my absolutely favorite dessert and I have never known what they were called. We have been making these for 30+ years and call the Gooey Bars. (I was going to do a post on them next week) =o) These truly are super yummy. Who knew Paula Dean makes them! Everything she makes is heavenly!

    How funny.

  3. Gotta love that lovely PD! The cake looks yummy! - thank goodness there was a "tiny" piece left for you for you to taste! :-)

  4. Look great, so nice that they saved you a [little] piece:@)

  5. These look so yummy! Love, love, love gooey butter cake. Paula has such great twists on this classic.

  6. Oooooooooooh, yeah, that looks delicious!

  7. This looks so YUMMY! And definitely one to try for my family!

    Thanks for stopping by Sew Super Sweet earlier today, I appreciat the visit!

    Happy weekend!

  8. Oh boy does this look good! What time is dessert? :)

  9. How could anything with the work Gooey in the title be a bad thing?

  10. OMG, those look heavenly! And look at that beautiful dish. I'm so excited about winning your CSN drawing and can't wait to get my beautiful dish!!!

  11. Love butter cakes! The toffee addition is perfect! Glad I found your blog :)

  12. Oh that looks So rich and tasty!!!

  13. this looks so good! thanks for sharing!

  14. I'm cracking up right now because I saw the title and I was so excited about a gooey cake. I thought oh, wow...a gooey cake, I thought only paula deen made those...then I read down. :) They are good!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  15. I love this stuff! I've never had it with chocolate or toffee though! Yum! Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

  16. If you need help with Gluten Free, check out my other website --- below. Ask questions. If I can be of help, you know I am here.

    Betty Crocker has gluten free cake mixes. So does, King Arthur's Flour.

  17. What a great twist on gooey butter cake. You were lucky to get even one little piece :)


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