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Gooey Butter Cake with Brown Butter

Classic St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake with a twist – this easy Gooey Butter Cake with Brown Butter has a deeper, richer flavor that you’ll crave again and again!

Gooey Browned Butter Cake recipe | a twist on the traditional St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Yep! You read that right. I love everything browned butter & when we had guests coming over a couple weeks ago, I decided to adapt my traditional St. Louis gooey butter cake recipe. While that version can be a breakfast danish or dessert, gooey browned butter cake is definitely dessert, so go ahead & serve it al a mode if you want to go all out. If you can find caramel ice cream – even better.

Gooey Browned Butter Cake recipe | a twist on the traditional St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

The last couple weeks, we’ve been celebrating with friends & saying goodbye as we are preparing to move to St. Louis. My girlfriends & I went to a new restaurant in Kansas City, Newport Grill. When it was time for dessert, I immediately eliminated the browned butter cake from my options.

I’m not a huge fan of traditional cake & certainly don’t want pass up an incredible dessert opportunity  for it. When friend ordered it & I tasted it, I immediately knew it was not traditional cake. It was gooey browned butter cake & I had to have it for myself. This is not an exact adaptation of it, but a great balance to prevent it from being too sweet.

Gooey Browned Butter Cake recipe | a twist on the traditional St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

You can learn how to brown butter with step by step photos and video here.

Gooey Butter Cake with brown butter

Gooey Butter Cake with Brown Butter Printable Recipe:

Gooey Butter Cake with Brown Butter

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 55 mins
Yields 9

Classic St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake with a twist - this easy Gooey Butter Cake with Brown Butter has a deeper, richer flavor that you'll crave again and again!

Ingredients

  • 1 box golden butter recipe yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees & grease a 9x9 pan.
  2. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, watching carefully, brown the butter until it's a beautiful brown & has a nutty aroma. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter & cake mix. Add eggs.
  4. Using a spatula, press dough into pan, creating a slight edge along the sides.
  5. Combine cream cheese, sugars, vanilla & egg until smooth. Pour mixture into dough.
  6. Garnish with powdered sugar & bake 40-45 minutes.
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11 comments on “Gooey Butter Cake with Brown Butter”

  1. Perfect for company. That’s all I’ll say. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Julie! Pinned!

  2. Looks amazing and sounds delicious! Give me a slice will you? 🙂
    Btw, love your way of checking for spam… Hate it when I have to enter in what the picture says and I can’t even read what it says!!

    • I wish I would have! We certainly shouldn’t have indulged on all of it! Oops! Thank you! I try to make it convenient & really appreciate you taking the time to comment!

  3. this looks soo good!

  4. I am going to make this. Looks delicious!!

  5. I am going to try to make one.

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  8. The recipe for this is not showing for me.  Can I follow your regular Gooey Butter Cake and Browned butter technique to get the job done?  I am hoping to use it for a birthday this Saturday! 🙂 Thank you for your lovely site!  Kimberly 

    • I’m SO sorry! I’m updating my recipe card to make it more user friendly and in the meantime, some go missing. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! You can can definitely do that or I reinserted the recipe card. Hope you have a great time celebrating!

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