If you do a little web search, you’ll find that Gooey Butter Cake is a St. Louis tradition. (And that’s the actual name of it). Some friends of ours initially brought it to the lake, and it’s like HEAVEN. Super delicious starts with this:
It starts with a boxed yellow cake mix, and butter recipe is even better! The only thing I learned to do differently is to actually mix the cake in the baking pan. If you don’t, it’s nearly impossible to get this sticky mess to stay in the pan. Once you get the cake ready, you’ll use your mixer for the next layer.
Pour it over the top, and bake. Follow the baking times pretty closely…..the outside will be crunchier and the middle gooier, but it’s all really yummy. Some recipes say sprinkle with confectioners sugar, but I stop while I’m ahead. Here’s the final product, cooling.
Gooey Butter Cake
1 pkg yellow cake mix
½ cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups conf. sugar
Preheat oven to 350. In 13 x 9 pan, mix cake mix, melted butter, 1 tsp vanilla and 2 eggs with a spoon. Pat down.
Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla with mixer. Slowly beat in conf sugar. Pour over cake layer. Bake 40-45 minutes. Let cool before cutting for best results.