This insanely rich recipe for Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes comes straight from the queen of southern decadence herself, Mrs. Paula Deen. I had one of these this past Thanksgiving at our big family dinner. My aunt, who made this, kept telling everyone “Just take a tiny piece. You really only need a tiny, tiny piece.”, but nobody would listen to her because it was Thanksgiving and nobody gets only a tiny serving of anything on Thanksgiving.
And holy cow, she was not kidding. One tiny square of this cake is enough to last you a year, in the best possible way. Once you see the ingredients, this will all become clear, but I will say this: TWO STICKS OF BUTTER and A WHOLE BOX OF POWDERED SUGAR. Hardly a shock when you know it’s a Paula recipe, but still. Wow.
Recipe is courtesy of Paula Deen
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Quick Tip: For an even distinct autumn flavor, use a spiced cake mix instead of yellow cake.