Ooey Gooey Butter Cake recipes are available on PaulaDeen.com and RecipesFoodandCooking.com. Paula Deen's recipe is the original recipe for the cake, whereas the recipe from Recipes, Food and Cooking calls for other ingredients, such as peanut butter.
To make Paula Deen's cake, combine 1 package of yellow cake mix with 1 egg and 8 tablespoons of butter, and spread the batter in a greased baking pan. Beat 8 ounces of cream cheese until smooth, and add 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 16 ounces of powdered sugar. Spread the mixture over the batter, and bake the cake for 40 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
To make the Chocolate Peanut Butter Ooey Gooey Butter Cake from Recipes, Food and Cooking, combine 1 German chocolate cake mix, 1 egg and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Pat the mixture onto the bottom of a greased baking pan. Cut 8 peanut butter cups into pieces, and roughly chop 3 Butterfinger candy bars. Spread the candy pieces over the cake batter. Combine 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 cup of peanut butter, and beat in 3 eggs, one at a time.
Add 1/2 cup of melted butter, then mix in 4 cups of powdered sugar. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the candy layer, and bake the cake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix 1/2 cup of melted chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of canola oil. Spread the chocolate mixture over the cake.