Peanut Butter Banana Gooey Butter Cake…

I stumbled upon a sale on cake mixes two week ago and stocked up on a some, hell they were 78 cents! Although I am not an avid cake mix user, I do have a couple recipes in my repertoire that are “doctored up” versions or regular old boxed mixes. One of these recipes being Paula Deen’s Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, which features boxed cake mix as the “crust.” So far I have tried the Pumpkin and Chocolate Peanut Butter version, so when I came across the “Elvis” version I was sold! If you have never made these cakes before, I suggest that you do; they are rich and delicious. However, be forewarned, these desserts are butter laden and will contribute to a large chunk of your daily caloric intake! I decided to smother this with a semi-sweet chocolate ganache to put it over the top! The result? This recipe is good and got gobbled up in no time, but I like the other two versions better! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Elvis Gooey Butter Cake
recipe from Paula Deen
1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoon (1 stick) butter, melted
Mint leave (for garnish)
Whipped cream (for garnish)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs and butter together and mix well. Pat into a lightly greased 13 X 9-inch baking pan. Prepare filling.

One 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 whole banana
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
One 16-ounce box powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Add peanut butter; beat. Add the banana and butter and mix well. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake mixture. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 325 degrees if using a metal pan; 350 degrees if using a glass pan. You want the center to be a little gooey, so do not over bake. Top cake slice with mint leaf and dollop of whipped cream.

Yield: 15-20 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes

15 Responses to “Peanut Butter Banana Gooey Butter Cake…”

  1. Elyse — March 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Mmm, I love Paula’s gooey buttercake versions! Both the pumpkin and the chocolate-peanut butter sound delicious!! This cake looks great, too! Oh man, talk about a great use for cake mixes.


  2. Danielle — March 20, 2009 at 3:21 am

    I love Paulas gooey butter cakes I have had all versions but the Elvis. Thank you for shareing it looks very tasty!


  3. Bridgett — March 20, 2009 at 6:07 am

    This is the first mention of Paula’s gooey buttercakes. I don’t bake with a lot of mixes either but do have a few recipes that call for cake mixes and they are so good that it’s worth using a mix. I will be trying out your Elvis rendition soon. Thanks for posting about the Paula variations – I love her baked goods!


  4. vibi — March 20, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Oh!Ho! tantalizing… this is not good!!! Not got for the diet! LOL

    We are a peanut butter, banana, chocolate freaky family! …so imagine the mahem that cake would create in our house! LOL

    I’ll try… but I can’t promise they’ll all stay put! LOL


  5. zurin — March 20, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Hi ! This cake looks beautiful and yummy. But I think Im going to try the choc chunk muffins…they look really good. n I mite post it too. hope u dont mind, wth credit to u of course.Love ur Blog!! all the baking!


  6. marthaandme — March 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

    I’ve made Paula’s gooey butter cake but not the Elvis version! Looks delicious!


  7. Sweet as Coco — March 20, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Wow! This looks delish! I used cake mix on the rare occation too….I am addicted to the smell of box cake. ha!


  8. Engineer Baker — March 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Whoa – I never use boxed cake mixes except for cake truffles (not worth wasting a homemade cake on), but this might be worth it. It looks fantastic!


  9. Ingrid — March 20, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I stock up on those bad boys all the time when they are on sale and the brownie mixes.

    Love, love, love the different layes in you cake!


  10. Steph — March 20, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    The filling looks delicious! I love watching Paula on TV, especially when she throws in sticks of butter in every dish.


  11. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — March 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Decedent!!! Looks so wonderful!!


  12. danazia — March 20, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I can not tell you how much this lights me up. I truley want it NOW!!! Great picture.


  13. The Food Librarian — March 21, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Ohhhh! I want a piece!! This looks great…and what a deal on that cake mix!


  14. Kim Taylor — December 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Where’s the chocolate ganache part of the recipe?


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