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Maple Gooey Butter Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Maple Gooey Butter Cake: rich, buttery, and full of warm maple flavor. Made completely from scratch, no cake mix required!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple gooey butter cake
Servings: 20
Calories: 258 kcal
For the cake layer
For the gooey butter topping
To make the cake layer:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, mist a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray, and line it with parchment.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the softened butter, and mix on medium-low speed until the mixture resembles damp sand (about 3 minutes).
  5. In a large liquid measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), milk, and vanilla.
  6. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients, and stir together on medium speed for about a minute to a minute and a half.
  7. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading it into an even layer.
To make the gooey butter topping:
  1. Place the soft butter, maple syrup, flour, egg, vanilla, and salt in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture over the unbaked cake layer.
  3. Bake for 28 to 32 minutes, or until set underneath but still a little jiggly towards the very center of the cake.
  4. Cool completely, cut into bars, and dust with powdered sugar for garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Gooey Butter Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.