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gooey butter cake

Recipe by
Teresa Jacobson
New Orleans, LA

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.

yield 15 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For gooey butter cake

  • 16 1/2 oz
    box yellow cake mix
  • 2 lg
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 lg
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 3 3/4 c
    powdered sugar or 16 oz box (reserve 2 t.)

How To Make gooey butter cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. LIGHTLY spray a 13x9 glass baking dish with nonstick. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a bowl, blend together the dry cake mix, eggs, and melted butter. Pour into prepared dish. Set aside.
  • 3
    In 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.
  • 4
    Allow to cool. Sprinkle with reserved powdered sugar.