We’ve lived in Missouri for a couple years now and this is one of the local recipes that has become a favorite of mine. This sweet and chewy cake can be served for breakfast or dessert.
It has a cake crust with a gooey cream cheese filling and is a St Louis original!
Gooey Butter Cake originated in St Louis in the 1930s. According to legend, a thrifty German baker added the wrong proportions of ingredients into his cake batter.
It turned into a gooey delicious mess that is now a St Louis tradition.
Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020!
Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!
St Louis Gooey Butter Cake
- 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
- ½ cup 1 stick Butter, melted
- 3 eggs divided
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 8 oz block Cream Cheese softened
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar plus more for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- In a large bowl beat 1 egg then mix in cake mix and melted butter.
- Press the dough into the baking dish, covering the bottom.
- In another large bowl add cream cheese, 2 beaten eggs and vanilla.
- Slowly blend well with an electric mixer.
- Pour on top of the crust in the baking dish.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes.
- Remove and let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
- Optional: you can dust with powdered sugar on top before serving.
In a large bowl beat 1 egg then mix in cake mix and melted butter.
Press the mixture into a greased baking dish.
In another large bowl add cream cheese, 2 beaten eggs and vanilla.
Blend well with a hand mixer until smooth.
Pour on top of the crust mixture in the baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Remove and let cool for around 15 minutes before slicing.
Slice into squares and dust with powdered sugar if you’d like.
Enjoy this delicious, gooey treat that is a St Louis staple!
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