National Gooey Butter Cake Day is celebrated on August 12 every year. The holiday is dedicated to the tasty treat that is loved by many. Gooey butter cake is a dessert or pastry delicacy. It has a yeast cake foundation with a ‘goo’ mixture on top, sprinkled with powdered sugar. It’s a sticky, chewy dessert and can be found at most bakeries in and around St. Louis. Typically, gooey butter cake is served as a coffee cake.
Gooey Butter Cake is a dessert like no other. I’m not even really sure why it’s called a “cake”. The magic of cream cheese, sugar and egg create a dessert that is irresistible. While a simple boxed cake mix makes it incredibly easy.
HOW TO MAKE ST. LOUIS GOOEY BUTTER CAKE
Ok, so grab your apron and let’s get started. I’m going to show you the REAL recipe. It’s really really easy, so don’t be all nervous.
**DISCLAIMER: I will not be held accountable any weight that may be gained from this recipe. Bake and eat at your own risk.
Gooey Butter Cake is a St. Louis tradition, where the cake becomes the crust and holds a gooey cream cheese filling. This coffee cake is generally served for breakfast but can easily make an appearance on any dessert table.
GOOEY BUTTER CAKE
YIELD: 12 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 55 MINUTES
- 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 large Egg
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 large eggs, beaten
In this recipe, a box cake mix becomes the “crust”. You do NOT mix the cake mix according to the box directions. You are going to simply combine a yellow cake mix with one egg and melted butter. It will be thick lick a cookie dough.
Using your clean fingers, press the dough into a greased 9x13x2 cake pan.
Next, using an electric mixer combined softened cream cheese, 2 beaten eggs, and powdered sugar until smooth.
Spread cream cheese batter over crust batter. Then bake for 40-45 minutes, or until edges are brown.
Cool the cake on a baking rack. Then, dust with powdered sugar on top after the cake has cooled completely.
Can’t get any easier than that!!
Gooey Butter Cake will keep for several days covered and on the counter. We actually enjoy this coffee cake on day two or three. So, it’s a great make-ahead breakfast cake or dessert for entertaining.
Call me over when you make this so I can try some!