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Gooey Butter Cake

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What's Gooey Butter Cake? It's a scrumptious only-in-St.Louis treat served for breakfast, lunch or dinner -- ala mode or plain. You can find it in bakeries all over the St. Louis area, but what's someone from out-of-town to do? Here's the answer. Enjoy making one of St. Louis' popular, quirky foods. Bon Appetit!


Serves: 6

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 packet cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ tablespoon almond extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


Gooey Butter Cake is a community recipe submitted by KitchenGoddess and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease one 9x13 cake pan.
  • Melt butter. Empty cake mix into a large bowl. Stir melted butter, along with one egg, into the cake mix.
  • Press mixture into pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, almond extract, confectioners sugar and the remaining two eggs. Beat for three minutes with an electric mixer set on medium high speed.
  • Spread over top of the cake mixture in the pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until golden brown on top. Allow cake to cool. Dust the top with confectioners sugar. (Cake will be gooey on the top, so don't overbake!)
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