A friend from St. Louis keeps showing up to parties with a beautiful dessert that is gooey and so delicious. Is it cake? Is it pudding? Whatever it is, I decided it was time for this St. Louis classic to make its debut on the West Coast. The recipe for Gooey Butter Cake is amazingly simple – it just takes a few ingredients and a little time. Give it a try for your next holiday party!
1 box yellow cake mix (18¼ oz)
2 sticks Tillamook Butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
16 oz powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the cake mix, one egg, and one stick of melted butter in an electric mixer. When well mixed, pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13”x9” baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the 2 remaining eggs, vanilla, and the other stick of butter and beat together. Add the powdered sugar (but reserve a bit for the topping!) and mix well.
Spread cream cheese mixture over cake batter and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until top is golden but center is still gooey. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into bite-sized pieces.
This recipe was adapted from a recipe from Paula Dean.