St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

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Mary White

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@majictux

When I was young and living in St Louis I loved going to one bakery with my Mom where she would buy this delicious gooey butter cake. A friend of mine in St Louis found the original recipe posted in the local newspaper. Well I tried it and it is almost as good as the origanal I use to eat

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★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
9
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • FOR CRUST

  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter softened
  • FOR FILLING

  • 1 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/4 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • ·
    powdered sugar

How to Make St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. 1. Prepare the crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 3 tablespoons sugar.
    Cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling together. Pat into the
    bottom and sides of a greased 9-by-9-by-2-inch pan. I use a springform pan 9 inch better for serving

    2. Prepare the filling. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 1/4 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter until light and
    fluffy. Mix in egg until combined. A bit at a time, alternately add 1 cup flour and evaporated milk,
    mixing after each addition. Add corn syrup and vanilla. Mix at medium speed until well blended.

    3. Pour filling into crust-lined pan. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until
    cake is nearly set. Do not overcook. Let cool in pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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About St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Cakes




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