Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Toffee Gooey Butter Cake



Paula Deen strikes again! My husband saw this recipe of Paula's and asked if I would make it. How could I resist? I've discovered (via my husband) that just about anything Paula makes is very good. I don't want to imagine the calorie content because I have watched her show many times on Food Network and don't know how anyone could possibly eat her meals on a regular basis without blowing up. Boy is her food fattening - but I have no problem making her recipes every now and again. This is one that I will make however, not now and again, but again and again and again! It is sooo good and would be great to bring to a get together, party, etc. You don't want this hanging around your house because it is too tempting to just keep "picking at."

We had a blast at the State Fair this past weekend. I saw my first live rodeo. I had only seen rodeo's on TV before so I really enjoyed it. I just wish they had bull riders. I LOVE to watch bull riding. I always am pulling for the bull!!!! We also saw a demolition derby and my son had a blast watching that. There was more food there than you could imagine. I'd never seen a state fair with so much food. An added bonus was perfect weather! We also stopped by King's Dominion on the way home since we promised my son we could go there for a bit. That is a huge amusement park in Virginia. Needless to say, by the time we were home that night my feet were aching. Lots of walking, but that's ok since I needed to work off all the pounds from Paula's Gooey Cake!

Here's the recipe:

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

Filling:

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 oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 x 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 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.

22 comments:

Jenn said...

Yay for Paula Deen!!! She's actually coming to do a book signing at the Barnes and Noble near me in November. Hoping I remember to go.

Good cake, btw. My sugar levels arw low and this cake sounds like a good choice to raise to levels up.

Bunny said...

Oh I love Paula's gooey cakes!! I have no doubt this this is fantastic! I'm making your Salisbury Steak recipe for dinner tomorrow!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I've never seen this cake but it does look wonderful and comforting! Do they have fried butter at the fair? I'm going crazy to see fired butter. My mind can't make sense of it.

Justin said...

mmm, it's hard to go wrong with toffee bits in anything. next time can you make a double batch and save one for me?

Coleen's Recipes said...

I'm sure glad you tried this. I saw her make it on foodnetwork and it looked delicious...even the name makes me want to try it.

Katy ~ said...

Have mercy! My arteries are creaking just reading about this LOL. It does sound gooey good!!

Donna-FFW said...

My Hubby loves toffee.. you know Ill be making this for him shortly. It looks delicious, Paula Deen has some real goodies!

Palidor said...

That looks incredible! Don't think about calories. Just eat it and enjoy! :-)

Joyce said...

I feel a trip to the cardiologist coming on just reading Paula's recipes:)
Joyce

Cassie said...

That sounds so good!! Paula is amazing.

It sounds like you had a great time at the fair!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Sinfully delicious!! But worth every bite I'm sure. I really like that cream cheese filling.

Cheryl said...

My oh my tht looks yummy, right up my alley! Rodeo's are a kick in the rear arent they! I used to be in them!

Ingrid said...

Joe and Babygirl have made her ooey gooey cake before but this one sounds and looks even better! Thanks for sharing....I think! :)
~ingrid

teresa said...

i love paula deen. i think i remember her making this on one of her shows. it looks amazing!

Manggy said...

Once a month, maybe, and only a little slice :) If only I could find toffee chips easily here!

Monica H said...

I've never made gooey butter cake sof any kind because the title sounds fattening enough...LOL.

They do look so good though, I might have to give in :-)

Amanda said...

Hey Debbie, very yummy looking cake! I know what you mean about having a dangerous cake around. I just made one the other day that I found on Smitten Kitchen. Holy crap. I ate way too many pieces yesterday!

Glad you had fun at the fair! I love the fair :) Demolition derbies are the bomb! I love a rodeo too. My stepbrother, in his younger years, used to be a bull rider, and his sister was a barrel racer. Fun!

Do you know Katrina over at Baking & Boys? She and her hubby were just in VA at VA Tech for a job interview and could be moving there ;) Check out her most recent blog post :)

Amanda said...

Oh woops, in case you don't have her blog url here's the actual post http://kevnkoi.blogspot.com/2009/10/twd-rewind-all-way-to-last-week.html

Pam said...

Toffee, gooey, butter, cake? Sounds perfect to me.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Toffee and butter....delicious! Can I have a slice right now:)

Ingrid said...

Hey, I've got all the ingredients coming to room temp! Can't wait to get this out of the oven and into my mouth! I just know it's gonna be ooey gooey GOOD!
~ingrid

George Gaston said...

Can anything get better than this ooey gooey ravishingly delicious cake? I don't think so! Another must try… Thanks