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Gooey Butter Cake

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Ingredients

1 box (18-1/2 ounces) yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1 stick butter
8 ounces cream cheese
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
Chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

Mix cake mix, 2 eggs and butter together and spread into greased 13X9-inch pan. Mix cream cheese, 3 eggs, vanilla and powdered sugar together until smooth and pour over cake mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons powdered sugar over top with chopped pecans, if using. Bake for an additional 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake.

Jean Clingan
Rock Island




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