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Gooey Butter Cake Recipe – A St Louis Classic Dessert

A delicious St Louis classic dessert with a sweet cream cheese filling and crinkly sugary top. Gooey Butter Cake is more like bars than a cake, and they’re ooey gooey and so good!

Guess what …no I’m not pregnant. We’re moving! My husband accepted a great job in St Louis and we’re moving out there this month! CRAZY!

In honor of our pending move, I decided it was time to share this sinfully delicious recipe for a St Louis classic dessert: Gooey Butter Cake.

The crust is slightly chewy, the filling is sweet and gooey with a slight sugary crackle on top. Oh, its gooooood. I usually have a high tolerance for dessert consumption, but this stuff is so sweet and rich, even I have to pace myself.

That back of the throat sugar burn, ahhh yes.

I brought some to share with my co-workers today (last day of work, woo-hoo!) and they begged for the recipe. So here it is girls!

Yield: serves 24-30

Gooey Butter Cake Recipe - A St Louis Classic Dessert

Gooey Butter Cake Recipe - A St Louis Classic Dessert

A delicious St Louis classic dessert with a sweet cream cheese filling and crinkly sugary top. Gooey Butter Cake is more like bars than a cake, and they're ooey gooey and so good!

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 c butter (softened or melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 butter (softened or melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 c powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix crust ingredients well, and then pour into 9×13 pan, and pat down to form a crust.
  2. For filling, cream together butter, cream cheese, egg and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar and mix well.
  3. Pour on top of crust, and spread evenly.
  4. Bake 40-50 mins at 350. Do not overbake, you want the center to be slightly gooey.
  5. Cool thoroughly (its really messy when its warm, but sets up as it cools to room temperature).
  6. Cut into small squares and sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar, if desired.
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Tracy J/yeaiknowimshort

Friday 7th of February 2014

Congrats on the move!! Good for you guys! I made this cake once....once is enough for me...Good lord it was addicting! I can never make it again!

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Monday 10th of February 2014

Hahaha Tracy! So true! I only make it a few times a year. ;) And thanks for the well wishes!

Liz Mrozowski

Friday 7th of February 2014

Wow good luck with your move girlfriend!! I am a little jealous! I would love to move and experience a new state...ahh someday! Can't wait to here about it. And this cake looks so good and easy :)))

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Monday 10th of February 2014

Thanks Liz! I'm excited for our new adventure. Its going to be quite an adjustment for me to not be so close to my parents and siblings, but I think it will be a good experience for me and my little family. But don't be jealous, I'm one crisis away from a nervous breakdown! haha Moving is quite an ordeal!

Erica {let why lead}

Friday 7th of February 2014

Congrats on the big move! There's nothing like a move to breathe fresh air into your life (even if it is a lot of work!)!

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Monday 10th of February 2014

Erica, I so agree! I love a fresh start in a new place. You get the chance to completely redefine yourself!

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