Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake

This wonderfully simple cake is rich and gooey, without the need for frosting of any kind. Famous in St. Louis and sold in dozens of flavors there, the plain is still the all-time favorite choice. If you haven't had butter cake, this is a must-try St. Louis treat! If you have had it, this is the recipe for the gooey butter cake with the crackled top just waiting to be devoured.

Butter Cake Recipe

Cake Ingredients:

1 (18.5 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Gooey Buttery Topping Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Mix cake mix, melted butter, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well blended.

3. Pat batter into a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

4. Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer.

5. Slowly beat in confectioner's sugar. Mix well, then pour mixture evenly over cake layer.

6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cake will be gooey in center. Cool before serving.




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