Gooey Butter cake “Bites” an oldie but goodie!

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Same old cake–served in little cupcake bites

Laurie asked me to bring Gooey Butter Cake to Super Bowl.  Gosh, I thought it was such an unusual thing to think of for Super Bowl, but being an obedient Mother in Law, I did it.  We have been making this dish for at least 40 years, but today I decided to change it up just a little by baking it in miniature cupcake pans and serving it as “bites”.  I’ll give you the basic recipe and then tell you what I did to change it:

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GOOEY BUTTER CAKE

1st layer:

Melt ONE stick of butter and mix it with ONE yellow cake mix and ONE egg.

Press in bottom of an 8×8 pan

top layer:

1 box powdered sugar (that’s how old this recipe is!  You can use 3 1/2 cups)

2 beaten eggs

1 softened 8 oz cream cheese

Beat together and pour over bottom layer and bake at 350 about 25-30 minutes

To change it to bites, just put about 1 tsp. of the bottom layer mix into a cupcake pan in cupcake papers.  Bake at 350 for about 5 minutes.  Then pour the other mix over to the top.  Bake on a cookie sheet just in case it runs over, but mine didn’t.  The second bake was about 18 minutes.  Just till a knife comes out clean.  Because I can’t leave anything alone, I piped a little bit of cream cheese frosting (from the can) onto each cupcake.  Easy to eat and something a little different!!

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a little strawberry on top would be cute!

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