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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes Recipe – 4 Quick Steps

If you’re not a fan of cupcakes, or if you don’t have enough jars, you can make pumpkin gooey butter cakes instead. The steps are closely similar, except for some tricks for the much larger container.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 15.25 ounces cake mix
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ melted butter stick
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 15 ounces pumpkin can
  • 4 tbsp  unsalted butter
  • 3 ½ powdered sugar
  • Whipped cream


  • Prepare the Crust
    Before starting, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, grab a wide baking dish and cover it with a layer of the cooking spray.
    Now that you’re done with the preparations, it’s time to make the cake mix.
    You’ll grab a large bowl and combine two eggs, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and the cake mix using an electric mixer. After the mixture is smooth, add the melted butter stick and mix again until everything combines together. Lastly, spread the mixture in the baking dish, making sure to keep it even.
  • Prepare the Filling
    Grab a mixer bowl and beat the cream cheese for approximately two minutes until it’s smooth. Then, throw in the remaining eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin spice, and beat again until the mixture smoothes out.
    Afterward, throw in the pumpkin puree and unsalted butter, and mix again. Lastly, add the powdered sugar and start beating on low speed for about one minute. Then, turn the speed to medium and beat for another minute, and you’re done.
    Pour the mixture over the cake base and smooth the top out using a spatula.
  • Time for Baking!
    If you baked cakes before, you probably know that there’s no definitive time for it to finish. In some cases, you’ll bake it for the exact time twice, and the result will be different each time!
    For gooey pumpkin butter cakes, 40 minutes is your ideal time interval. That way, it’ll come out just right without over baking.
    However, we recommend you watch the cake from time to time while it’s in the oven. If you notice that the edges are puffed out, the cake is probably ready. Their colour will also be leaning toward golden, and the centre will be softer than the rest of the cake.
  • Serve Your Masterpiece
    There are a lot of ideas you can implement for serving. We think pumpkin cakes go perfectly well with sweetened whipped cream on top. You can also sprinkle some nuts on top for a final touch. Even better, you can sprinkle colourful sugar to add some colour to your cake.
    Caramel is also an ideal partner for pumpkin. You can drizzle some on top before serving, and you can create shapes on the plate with it.
    As for the cake itself, the best way to serve it is to cut it into squares.