Gooey butter cake is a St. Louis region recipe that is a non traditional coffee cake. I can remember as a middle teenager being introduced to this recipe. We, my family took it back to Kansas City and started making it. My dad would take it to work for 'food' days and it was a hit. My mother jealously guarded the recipe so she would would have an 'exclusive' thing to take to special occasions as well. Without further ado, here it is;
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick margarine
1 (8 0z) package of cream cheese
1 lb powdered sugar
1 greased and floured 11x13 pan
Mix the first three ingredients together and press into bottom of your prepared pan.
Then, mix together the cream cheese, the last two eggs and powdered suger and pour over the cake mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Something you might try is some cinnamom sprinkled on top of it as well. Enjoy
Update: Mom's recipe was a little vague for the amount of powdered sugar. So I consulted with higher authority and 1 lb of powdered sugar is the correct amount. Enjoy