Toffee Gooey Butter Cake

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Servings: 24
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 50 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 (18.2- ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 large egg
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (1 pound) box confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup toffee bits





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.

In the bowl of an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well. Pat evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan and set aside.

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, confectioners’ sugar and butter. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Fold in the toffee bits with a spatula.

Pour the filling over the cake mixture and spread it evenly. Bake until the center is just a little bit gooey, about 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into pieces and serve.

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Hi Paula, this cake is amazing I bought one at Wal-Mart it's was the best cake I have ever eaten in my life I'm about to try it now. I know it's going to be good maybe not as good as yours but almost. I'm going to blow my families mine! I love u Paula and keep doing your best, may God bless u with your health issues and I'll be praying for you.

By Mrs. Harris on August 16, 2013


My boys love this cake. Will be making it often!

By Dianne Carrillo on July 25, 2013


I made the toffee cake today & my hubby loves it! I love YOU! Hang in there. I know you are a kind woman who loves people, all people.

By Ramona Tipton on July 22, 2013


Hello Paula, I want to know how you are losing weight? You look great... Are you cutting anything out? I want to cook well and keep losing weight. Can you give me some tips? Love your shows and recipes.

By Renee Bodman on March 07, 2013



By CECILIA RINCON on October 13, 2012


I have. Not made one yet but I had some u can buy toffee bits at walmart. In the baking section making me on for Easter

By Anonymous on April 05, 2012


Tried this recipe and the hubby and kids loved it.

By Lisa on January 28, 2012


Paula I love all your recipes but the best is gooey butter cake. I would like to make it but I'm not sure what toffee bits are and where to find them. Can you help me. I was sorry to here about your Diabetes. Please take care of yourself . I know it's not a easy thing to deal with, my family has a long history of the illness.

By barb anderson on January 17, 2012


Paula, this has got to be one of my favorite recipes. In fact my husband, Ron, is the one who prepares these. And everytime I share them with anyone...the first comment..."can you send me the recipe"!

By Jane on December 22, 2011


will you put any more of your gooey pound cake cake in walmart.i love that cake i would like to have some for was so delightful.

By Anonymous on November 17, 2011


Paula! You are The Bomb! Looking for something quick and easy to take to Family Meal Night at church. Didn't use the toffee bits but this recipie still ROCKS! Love it! Made 2 pans and it was all gone! My suggestion so it won't brown too quick is to cover it loosely in foil till last 10 minutes or so.

By Maureen Taylor on November 16, 2011



By Kimberly Mccoy on November 13, 2011


Very good recipe! Just an addition though.. I was forced to freeze mine after I removed from the oven because they would not harden up. Delicious but EXTREMELY SWEET!

By Danielle Owens on October 06, 2011


WOW! I believe this cake will be the death of me! I cannot tell you how incredibly good this is! You just have to make it yourself! I could not find any toffee bits either. I did buy some Heath Bars, froze them, put them in a plastic bag and beat the daylights out of them! PERFECT! I baked this for just over 50 minutes. My oven is not true on its temp, so don't be surprised if you need a few more minutes. I baked it until the entire top had a gorgeous caramel color to it. It was all nice and puffy, then it fell nicely after it cooled. She means it when she says WAIT UNTIL FULLY COOLED before cutting! It makes a mess and will BURN your mouth if you don't! Most importantly, you need a TALL glass of milk and about 10 minutes to enjoy 1 slice! Its just WONDERFUL! ENJOY! (do not share!)

By Christina G on September 17, 2011


Paula, I have made several of the gooey cakes: Strawberry, peanut butter, pumpkin,coconut,pineapple & the double chocolate, everyone just loves them. they really are very easy to do. Thanks Paula for sharing, we love you girl!!

By Darlene Kersey on September 14, 2011


Love this My cousin and I made a detour to Savannah on our way home from Florida to eat at Paula's Restaurant!!!OMG!!!!! We ate like maniacs- the food was fantastic!! We were starving for real food! After we stuffed our faces on the buffet, we ordered the gooey butter cake and 2 other desserts - WOW!! We took some home for Easter dinner. We had such a good time in Savannah- what a beautiful city.

By Gina Mancusi on September 13, 2011


Paula, have you ever tried making any of your gooey butter cakes with browned butter? I bet it would send them over the top! I thought the brown butter flavor would go especially well with this toffee version.

By Sarah on September 13, 2011


I've had these many times before at family gatherings since I was a little girl, we always called them Gooey Bars. After they were done baking, we would cut them into little bars that were easier for grabbing and nibbling on.

By Crystal on September 13, 2011


my manger made it and we all loved it .it is soooooooooo good .now i now how to make it .iam going to try.

By shellie on June 15, 2011


Just wanted to say thank you for your recipes. I try to bake new things as often as I can and this one is one that I will make again. Thank you Paula, your the greatest.

By Cathy Randolph on April 27, 2011

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