Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

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Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake A fudge brownie layer, topped with a pecan pie filling and then a cheesecake layer. Ooey gooey cake at it’s best!

Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

I just can’t stop making these cakes and the flavor combinations just get better and better. I know I said last time but this is one is the best one so far! Chocolate and ooey gooey pecans…. that just about covers it! I wish I had thought to weigh this cake before I took pictures because as I was carrying it back into the kitchen I realized that I think this cake must of weighted like 7 lbs! I’m sure it didn’t but this is a lot of cake, trust me. You don’t need a big piece either or for sure you might go into a sugar coma. Regardless, it is so good that you just don’t need to think about it, just grab a fork and dig in.

The brownie layer is so fudgey, then you have a layer of pecans with some of the pie filling mixture and topped with a cheesecake topping.

Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

You can see in the picture above how I did the cheesecake topping. Just evenly dollop the cheesecake layer on top of the pecan pie filling. The pecan filling will bake into the cheesecake and the brownie layer.

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Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
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Serves: Serves 12
A fudge brownie layer, topped with a pecan pie filling and then a cheesecake layer. Ooey gooey cake at it's best!
  • Base
  • 1 18.3 oz. fudge brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • Pecan Pie Filling
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup packed light-brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • Topping
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups confectionery sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Add all of the base ingredients to a mixing bowl. Mix until it comes together. If some won't mix in add another tablespoon of water. This batter will be really thick.Spread it out on the bottom of the pan. Pat the dough into place.
  3. In another mixing bowl add all of the filling ingredients except the pecans. Whisk together until all is blended together. This will take a couple of minutes with a mixer or a whisk. Add the pecans. Stir in. Spread out on top of brownie base, getting the pecans as even as you can.
  4. Mix together the cheesecake mixture in a mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Drop by large tablespoons over pecan filling like shown in the picture above. Carefully put this in the oven.
  5. Bake until the center shakes slightly. If you touch down on the cheesecake part it will feel firm. It will just be starting to turn brown. Start checking this at about 50 minutes. Mine took 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

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      • says

        Please explain the picture of this, with the Nuts lying on top with the white topping. It looks much different than the picture with the Cheese Cake “panels” on top. Both of these pictures are to be representing the Brownie Pecan Pie ( Ooey Gooey Butter Cake ) why so different for same recipe? Thankyou

  1. says

    I just love chocolate desserts and pecan pie is my favorite pie. So now I’m going to have to make an ooey gooey butter cake which I never made before. But I’m so willing to try, I can’t pass up all this deliciousness. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • says

      I do to, as soon as I thought about it I went in the kitchen and made it immediately. Ooey gooey cakes are easy to make and everyone loves them.

  2. Connie says

    Wow. This looks wonderful. Mary Ellen, you mentioned adapting it for the crock pot. That sounds even better. How would you do that?
    Thanks, pinning this now and adding you to my list of pinners that I follow.

  3. sarah says

    When I have made ooey gooey buttercake before the recipe always says to use a jelly roll size pan. The cake is a lot thinner, do you think it would work with your recipes ??

    • says

      I don’t think they would work because the depth of these is what makes them so ooey gooey. If you do decide to try it I’d be interested in the results. I worry it is going to over the sides of the pan and make a real mess.

  4. Janet says

    I made this according to directions, and the brownie mix is not stiff enough. I would suggest leaving out he water, because as it is the pie filling soaks up into the brownie mix. It was not very sweet which I like sweet and decadent.

  5. Marsha says

    This is SOOOOOOO yummy! My husband and I love to cook together. We made this and OMG! It is a BIG slice of heaven. My husband referred to it as a “fat boy special”. It is NOT a healthy dessert but who cares!!! For a special treat this is AMAZING!!!! Thanks so much!

  6. Diana says

    I would love to know how to adopt this to the crock pot…this looks heavenly! I will try it this weekend when the grandkids come over…

  7. Janice Zimmer says

    This cooked for 50 minutes and the cream cheese topping was browned but the rest was not set up.
    Put back in for another 15 minutes with foil on top to stop that from burning.
    Still not set up. Cooked at 325 in a 9×13 aluminum pan.

    Any thoughts?

    • says

      You should of been at 350 I think with an aluminum pan. It sounds like it needed more time. I’ve made this a lot in a couple of different ovens (I just moved) and both baking times were different. In that pan it should of been done by then. That center should puff right up.

  8. Athena Stewart says

    The next time you make this cake, try substituting cold brewed coffee for the water in the brownie portion of the cake. Coffee amps the chocolate taste by several factors!

    • says

      I’d be afraid of what it might do. Of all of the ooey gooey cakes I’ve made this one is the hardest to get baked correctly because of the pecan pie filling.

  9. melissa says

    Can this be made with a scratch brownie recipe? something always tastes off to me with box mixes so i like to bake totally from scratch. thanks!

  10. says

    Please update recipe instructions. If you add the 1/4 cup of water to the base as the instructions tell you to do it is very runny.

  11. Shannon says

    Is there a pecan pie filling out there to buy already made? Or do I make it from scratch?

    • says

      You make it as the recipe says. I don’t know of a filling you can buy already made. I am sure there is in specialty stores but I made it for this recipe.

  12. Erika Johnson says

    Any recommendation on storage of this dessert? I presume it should be refrigerated because of the cream cheese?

  13. April says

    I am trying this recipe today! It is currently baking and I hope all turns out well! Brownie layer looked great, pecan pipie layer looked nice (even though I had a mishap with the vanilla :)), but I’m not sure about the cheesecake layer. Mine was very soupy. I could have easily poured it over the rest. There was no pecan pie layer peeking through like the picture. I hope it’s all good! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Laura says

    My boyfriend loves pecan pie filling but THATS IT! He scrapes the filling out of the pie and its it solely. I on the other hand am O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with fudge brownies so you can imagine the burst of excitement that took over me when I found this recipe! Oh and did I mention he asks me for it EVERY Sunday! Sweet job!

  15. says

    I made this for my sister’s birthday and it was awesome! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect! Decadently sweet. I sprinkled mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans to top as soon as it came out of oven. I have a request to make three more of these for another birthday party!!

  16. Jackie Andersen says

    would love you to try something with coffee flavor, toffee hunks, chocolate, . . . I know you can do it ! ! ! YUM !

  17. Nancy Ainslie says

    Can you make ahead and freeze ? If not, how long does it keep in the refrigerator ?
    Thank you… sounds wonderful!! All my favorites in one!

  18. Betsy says

    If you add some coconut and chocolate chips to the pecan pie filling part it tastes like German chocolate cake or German chocolate bars….. SO GOOD! Thanks for the recipe.

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