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Gooey Butter Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of Yossy Arefi

This sticky-sweet cake is a St. Louis specialty -- every bakery in Missouri has its own version. Martha made this recipe on episode 703 of Martha Bakes.



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  • drhowarddrfine
    5 JUL, 2018
    Note from five born and raised St. Louisans. This isn't the Gooey Butter Cake we grew up with. It looks right. It runs when cut a little more than what I expect but that's OK. The consistency is the same but it's not quite right. Two recipes I have that I did not try first, one from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and another from a local restaurant, both use 8 ounces of cream cheese. I have a feeling this makes all the difference.
    • cecial2010
      5 NOV, 2018
      Hi, you said cream cheese, another ingredient for the topping ??
  • dmacdonald20022000
    20 AUG, 2017
    I love this site. My favorite. Wish there were some more ideas for what us old singles can cook. I get tired of the same old stuff just for me. I find I eat lots of leftovers or end up wasting a lot of food.
    • pinktudorrose
      21 AUG, 2017
      Dear D., ever thought of dividing a recipe? Its easy and you don't get tired of eating the same thing for a whole week, i often make only a third of a recipe, or you can make the whole and freeze by portion?! This way you take the little frozen packet and defrost, and your dinner is all ready, no cooking, no dishes!! Wow

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