Gooey Butter Cake

Teresa Jacobson


An old family favorite. Also called St. Louis Cake or St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. My mom made this exact recipe when I was a kid.

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45 Min


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16 1/2 oz
box yellow cake mix
2 large
1/2 c
butter or margarine, melted


2 large
8 oz
cream cheese
3 3/4 c
powdered sugar or 16 oz box (reserve 2 t.)

How to Make Gooey Butter Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. LIGHTLY spray a 13x9 glass baking dish with nonstick. Set aside.
  • 2In a bowl, blend together the dry cake mix, eggs, and melted butter. Pour into prepared dish. Set aside.
  • 3In a separate bowl, combine powdered sugar, eggs, and cream cheese until smooth. Pour over cake mix in baking dish. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4Allow to cool. Sprinkle with reserved powdered sugar.

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About Gooey Butter Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #cream-cheese, #potluck

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