I am 100% obsessed with this cake. I tried it for the first time in Nashville a few weeks ago. I then convinced my best friend we needed to make it that same weekend. That version was good but not quite what I was hoping for. This recipe here comes close but I might monkey around with the crust and come up with a whole new way of doing this in the future. In the meantime, this dessert tends to inspire declarations of love and adoration- it's sure to be a hit at any party. I won't judge you if you eat the whole thing by yourself though!
Gooey Butter Cake
yellow cake mix
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 t. vanilla
8 oz. cream cheese
1 t. vanilla (almond extract is a nice substitution as well)
15 oz. package confectioners sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first 4 ingredients together. Pat into a 9 x 13 pan. Mix last 4 ingredients together- slowly add sugar. Pour over cake layer. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top has turned a caramel color and has cooked through the middle.