Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter is easy for breakfast, brunch or dessert - a favorite sweet danish
A St. Louis favorite, gooey butter has been served for years as a breakfast danish and as dessert.  While the traditional gooey butter is our family favorite, we also really love the chocolate peanut butter and pumpkin varieties.  I enjoy serving gooey butter for out of town guests because it’s quick and easy to make and can be prepared in advance.
Gooey Butter Cake Recipe - breakfast danish or dessert! via
Step 1 Ingredients:
Golden Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 c butter, softened
2 eggs
Step 2 Ingredients:
8 ounces cream cheese
1 lb powdered sugar
1 egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×12″ pan.
Mix cake mix, butter and eggs until thick and smooth.  Creating a slight wall, spread mixture in pan {best with your hands}.  Mix the remaining ingredients on low until smooth.  Pour over cake mixture.  Bake 35-40 minutes, leaving it slightly gooey.  Garnish with sprinkles of powdered sugar, cool and serve.Gooey Butter Cake Recipe - breakfast danish or dessert! via www.julieblanner.comGooey Butter Cake Recipe - breakfast danish or dessert! via www.julieblanner.comEnjoy! For a twist on the traditional, try Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake. {First image styled by Julie Blanner, photographed by Alea Lovely}

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  • Reply August 16, 2011

    The Procrastobaker

    Would you believe ive never had the pleasure of eating this cake? :) although ive seen many a recipe and you may have given me the final push needed to just MAKE it finally! gorgeous photos too!

  • Reply August 17, 2011

    Kat @ The Midwest Momma

    OH This is my favorite cake in the world!!!! YUM

  • Reply August 17, 2011


    This looks SO delicious!! Too bad it’s still bathing suit season! Still want to try it anyway! Thanks for the temptation!
    xo E + J

  • Reply November 19, 2011


    Looks so delicious! I’ll be trying it soon.

  • Reply March 18, 2013


    This will be on my table this Easter! Thanks very much for making it soooo easy. :o)

  • Reply March 18, 2013

    Coordinately Yours

    You won’t regret it! We can eat it morning, noon and night!

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  • Reply March 12, 2014


    i had this in st. louis. it’s delish!

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