This Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake is a simply delicious dessert bar with an unexpected Oreo cookie layer. If you are a fan of strawberries and gooey butter cake recipes, you will love this easy dessert recipe.

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 Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake on plate with fork

Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake

If you don’t know by now, my family loves gooey butter cake! I grew up in St. Louis where we not only bought gooey butter cake from the bakery but more often, we made homemade St. Louis gooey butter cake.

It wasn’t until I was married with children of my own that we started to experiment with other flavors, like chocolate chip gooey butter cake and our very favorite Nutella gooey butter cake.  As well as peanut butter gooey butter cookiesred velvet gooey butter cookies, and even a gooey butter cake milkshake!

Today I’m sharing our latest version, Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake with an Oreo Cookie Layer!!  Top it with whip cream and fresh strawberries and it’s like a strawberry shortcake on steroids!! 

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Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake Is Easy To Make

The best part about any gooey butter cake variation is how easy they are to make!

Gather your supplies

9×13-inch cake pan (I prefer one with a lid)

stand mixer or hand mixer

mixing bowl (if using a hand mixer)

rubber spatula

mini food processor or rolling pin

Chances are you may even have everything you need to make the classic gooey butter cake. Basically, all you need is a box cake mix, eggs, butter, cream chees, and powdered sugar.  You will also need Oreo cookies for this gooey butter cake variation.

Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake crust layer

The cake mix is used to make the “butter cake crust”.  You do NOT follow the direction on the box.

You will simply combine the cake mix with an egg and melted butter until it forms a thick dough, similar to cookie dough.

Then you will press the dough into a 9×13 inch greased cake pan.

Crushed Oreo's for Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake

For the Oreo cookie layer, you will crush about 15-20 cookies.

I used my little food chopper, but you can also place the cookies in a zip-top bag and crush the cookies using a rolling pin (or glass) over the bag of cookies.

Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake oreo cookie layer

Then spread the crushed cookies over the cake crust.

Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake ready for the oven

Next, combine cream cheese, eggs, and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until well combined and pour over cookies and crust.

Then place the cake in a 325° F oven for about 40-45 minutes.

fork digging into a piece of Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake

Let the dessert cool completely before serving.

I served ours with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and just a few mini chocolate chips.

Bite of Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake is a simply delicious dessert bar with an unexpected Oreo cookie layer

How Do You Store Gooey Butter Cake?

We actually prefer gooey butter cake when it’s a day or two old.  Making it a great choice for a make-ahead dessert for a pot-luck or party.

I just cover the cake pan with the lid, or aluminum foil and leave it on the counter.  I will keep it for about 4-5 days on the counter.  You could also cut the cake into bars and store in an air-tight container.

You can also store it in the refrigerator for up to a week (or freeze for 3 months).  I would suggest bringing to room temperature for serving.

NOTE:  Garnish with homemade whipped cream (or even chocolate whipped cream) and strawberries when ready to serve, not when storing.

close up of a piece of Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake

Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake makes a wonderful spring or summer dessert for when you are craving something a little fruity……especially STRAWBERRIES!

FYI we enjoyed this just as much without the fresh berries and whipped cream.  It just makes it a little fancier for an impressive dessert.

A big thanks to our friend Rachel for telling me how she put Oreo cookies in her Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake!!  She topped her cake with sliced strawberries and drizzled with melted chocolate. YUM!!

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Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake

Yield: 12-15 servings
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake is a simply delicious dessert bar with an unexpected Oreo cookie layer. If you are a fan of strawberries, you will love this easy dessert recipe.


For the Cake Crust

  • 1  Box Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 15-20 oreo cookies, crushed

For Gooey Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Optional Garnishes:

  • whipped cream
  • fresh strawberries
  • chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 325° F and lightly grease 13x9-inch pan
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter until well incorporated. Press into bottom of greased pan with fingers.
  3. Sprinkle crushed Oreo cookies evenly over crust layer.
  4. Using an electric mixer, blend softened cream cheese, 2 beaten eggs, and vanilla. Then slowly add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  5. Spread filling over cookies and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until edges are brown. (Do not over bake, the center should be a little gooey)
  6. Dust with powdered sugar on top after the cake has cooled.
  7. If desired, garnish when serving cooled cake with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and mini chocolate chips. (or top cooled cake with fresh strawberries and drizzle with melted chocolate)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

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