My husband's work is having a "bake-off" tomorrow so he commissioned me to make something that will knock their socks off. Desiring to be a little more creative than a basic cookie or brownie, we thought we could take this opportunity to introduce those Chicagoans to a St. Louis staple, Gooey Butter Cake! You know one of the staples that is featured on my favorite St. Louis Style print that I have...
There are a variety of recipes out there, but this one is quite simple and the one my mother has been using for years straight from our parish cookbook.
Gooey Butter Cake Recipe
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1 stick melted butter
- 4 eggs
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1lb. powdered sugar
Mix the following, then spread into ungreased 9X13 cake pan (this part will be thick):
1 yellow cake mix
1 stick melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
Beat the following with a mixer until smooth, then pour over the thick batter:
8 oz. cream cheese
1lb. powdered sugar
Bake @ 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Let cool and serve cut into squares to resemble a lemon bar or a coffee cake of sorts.
I think the gooey center pieces are the best. It's rich though, so make sure you have plenty of people to share it with. Enjoy!