Gooey Butter Cake

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  • The best Gooey Butter Cake recipe, a sweet and rich breakfast danish.
    Amazing gooey butter cake recipe - a beautiful brunch recipe
    St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake has been served for years both as a breakfast danish and as dessert. It tastes sweet, rich and oh so good! It can be made from scratch or with a box of yellow cake mix.
    While the traditional gooey butter is our family favorite, we also really love the Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake, Brown Butter Gooey Butter Cake and Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake as well.
    Gooey Butter Cake may have been made famous by Paula Dean, but it originated in St. Louis. It was first made in the 1930’s in error by a baker who reversed the proportions of butter and flour. Gooey butter, intended for danishes and stollens was smeared on top. It instantly became a hit.
     We St. Louisans even make Gooey Butter Cookies and Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cookies. All things Gooey Butter are a staple at any bakery in this city and there’s good reason for it – it’s ridiculously good!
    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

    How to make Gooey Butter Cake:

    Gooey Butter Cake

    The best Gooey Butter Cake recipe, a sweet and rich breakfast danish.

    Course Brunch
    Cuisine American
    Keyword breakfast, breakfast danish, dessert, gooey butter, gooey butter cake without a cake mix
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Servings 15


    • Golden Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
    • 1/2 c butter softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 8 ounces cream cheese
    • 1 lb powdered sugar
    • 1 egg


    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9x12" pan.

    2. Mix cake mix, butter and eggs until thick and smooth.
    3. Creating a slight wall, spread mixture in pan {best with your hands}.
    4. Mix the remaining ingredients on low until smooth. Pour over cake mixture. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top to garnish.

    5. Bake 45 minutes, leaving it slightly gooey.

    6. Garnish with sprinkles of powdered sugar, cool and serve.
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