Lemon Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

I love St Louis Gooey Butter cakes, and so when I had a taste for lemon the other night, I thought I’d combine the lemon with gooey butter.  Yummy!

Lemon Gooey Butter Cake Recipe


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 Tbs (one stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 pkg cream cheese (8oz), room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 4 Tbs melted unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbs confectioners sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine cake mix, 1 egg, 8 Tbs butter until well combined
  3. Press into greased 9x13 pan. Press evenly and slightly up the sides.
  4. Mix cream cheese, 3 eggs, lemon juice, zest, confectioners sugar, and unsalted butter until well combined.
  5. Pour filling evenly over top of crust
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned
  7. Sprinkle with 2 Tbs confectioners sugar
  8. Cool, serve at room temperature.
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As always – enjoy!!

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