There are many variations of Ooey Gooey butter cakes out there. There is a version for chocolate gooey butter cakes, lemon gooey butter cake, and even Pumpkin gooey butter cake, which is a recipe I also posted. https://chamoritamommaskitchen.com/2013/10/12/mmmm-pumpkin-gooey-butter-cake/ So, in following that theme, I figure why not take those same ingredients and change out the cake mix and make Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake? Well, here it is…..
1 box Red Velvet Cake mix (18.25 oz. pkg)
1 cup Butter, melted
2 pkgs. Cream Cheese, softened
4 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s brand)
1 (1 oz. bottle) Red food coloring
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 lb. box Powdered sugar (4 cups)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, mix together the cake mix, melted butter, and egg. Your batter will be thick. Using a offset spatula, spread the cake mixture evenly throughout the bottom of pan.
In separate large, bowl beat together cream cheese until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing it well into the cream cheese. Add the vanilla, and red food coloring, mix thoroughly. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Continue to beat this together until mixture turns light and creamy.
Pour the cream cheese mixture over cake layer in pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to COOL COMPLETELY BEFORE CUTTING!
I suggest cutting them into 1 1/2-inch squares and placing them into cupcake liners for presentation. These are really rich, so I do not suggest cutting them too big. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, for garnish! ENJOY!