Gooey Butter Cake

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake uses soft tofu allowing for a vegan version. Dusted with powdered sugar and moist and ‘gooey’ in the middle, this cake is easy and fun to make!

  • Servings
    9 - 12
  • Prep Time
    20 Min
  • Cook Time
    50 Min

Cooking Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Combine the cake mix, ½ cup soft tofu and 8 Tablespoon of melted vegan butter (1 stick). Blend using a hand mixer. When mixture is moistened, dry and crumbly pour it into a lightly greased baking pan. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon to pat down the mixture a bit.
  • Add the remaining melted vegan butter (1 stick), vegan cream cheese, 1 cup soft tofu, 1 tsp vanilla and 16oz powdered sugar to the large mixing bowl. (You do not need to rinse out the bowl.) Using the same mixer, beat until smooth.
  • Pour this mixture over top the dry mixture in the pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the edges very lightly brown. Try not to over bake the cake if you want it nice and ‘gooey.’
  • When cake is ready, allow it to cool completely before slicing and serving. Chilling in the fridge for a few hours or overnight is even better. To serve: dust with powdered sugar.

This recipe was created for the “50 Plates of Tofu” campaign for the state of Missouri.


  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix, vegan (about 18oz.)
  • ½ cup House Foods Tofu, soft (replaces 1 egg)
  • 16 Tbsp. vegan butter, melted (two sticks of vegan butter)
  • 8oz. vegan cream cheese
  • 1 cup House Foods Tofu Soft (replaces two eggs)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 16oz. Organic powdered sugar (about two cups)
  • On top: powdered sugar for dusting
  • 9 x 9 inch baking dish (or similar)


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