Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

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Indulge in the delightful flavors of fall with this Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake recipe.

Perfect for cozy gatherings or a comforting treat at home, this dessert combines the warmth of pumpkin with the richness of gooey butter cake for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe promises a decadent delight that will impress friends and family alike.


For the Cake Base:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Pumpkin Gooey Layer:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, 1 egg, and melted butter until well blended. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.

Add the pumpkin puree, 3 eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Mix until smooth.

Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined.

Pour the pumpkin mixture over the cake base in the baking dish.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the center is set and the edges are golden brown.

Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.

Optional: Dust with powdered sugar or serve with whipped cream.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 piece

Calories: 320

Total Fat: 15g

Saturated Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 280mg

Total Carbohydrates: 44g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 35g

Protein: 3g


1. Can I use a homemade cake mix instead of a boxed mix?

Yes, you can substitute a homemade cake mix if preferred.

Just make sure it’s equivalent to one box of yellow cake mix.

2. Can I use pumpkin pie spice instead of individual spices?


Using 1-2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice can simplify the recipe without sacrificing flavor.

3. Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare this cake ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.

It actually tastes even better the next day!

4. Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze individual slices of the cake in an airtight container for up to three months.

5. Can I use low-fat ingredients to reduce the calorie count?

While you can substitute some ingredients with low-fat options, it may alter the texture and flavor of the cake slightly.

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