Gooey (With Less) Butter Cake

TOTAL TIME: 55 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 45 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

CAKE:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • One 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix, such as Dr. Oetker Organic Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
    FILLING:
    • One 8-ounce package neufchatel cream cheese
    • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
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    Directions

    For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

    Place the cake mix, buttermilk, oil and egg in a large bowl and, using an electric hand mixer, blend together until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

    For the filling: Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the sugar, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Spread over the cake mixture. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. You want the center to be a little gooey, so do not over bake.

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    • on March 18, 2014

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      Just tried this recipe after watching the show. Never tried the original. Made this recipe with a golden butter cake mix. Added milk instead of buttermilk, came out great. Combination of a light moist cake with a cheesecake topping. Great combination of flavors. Doesn't taste light, although I'm sure the original is much richer. Nice desert, a must try.

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    • on December 25, 2013

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      i have not tried the original version, so i'm not sure how this compares to that. looking at that recipe, that cake would be too rich for me. this cake was easy to make, with an excellent outcome. I loved it, and so did everyone who tried it. I made it according to Bobby's recipe, but do plan to try using applesauce next time. this will probably be one of my go-to recipes from now on. made it for a gathering, everyone loved it. didn't have greek yogurt, drained regular yogurt for a few hours to lose some of its moisture. because of comments about it being too much for the pan, i used a 10" cake pan, that worked out well. but next time i'll make more of the cream cheese mixture to top the the larger surface of the 10" pan.

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    • on June 02, 2013

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      Wonderful cheese cake with great flavor. Made for birthday party and it was a hit!! Only I use the recipe from his book " From Mama's Table to Mine" which is slightly different. Next time I would use spring pan and not the 9x13 pan recommended. & i would use whole 8oz of cheese instead of 6. Have to watch this 1 was done in 35min

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