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Gooey (With Less) Butter Cake

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Servings: 16


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • One 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • One 8-ounce package neufchatel cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the cake mix, buttermilk, oil and egg in a large bowl and, using an electric hand mixer, blend together until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

For the filling: Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the sugar, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Spread over the cake mixture. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. You want the center to be a little gooey, so do not over bake.