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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)
3 eggs
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


david cody

maybe a squirt or two of lemon juicein the batter, just counteract the sweetness. Yum !!!!!

December 27th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

jerry quickle

What is Tillamook Butter?

December 27th, 2012 at 5:38 pm



December 27th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi David,
That is a great addition to this tasty recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

December 28th, 2012 at 8:39 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Jerry!
Tillamook Butter is delicious butter! Here's more information on the two varieties of butter made by Tillamook:
You can use this Where to Buy feature to search for Tillamook Butter in your zip code:
Let me know if you have more questions :)

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

December 28th, 2012 at 8:42 am
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