Saturday, June 21, 2008

Gooey Butter Cake

Aunt Rachel and Uncle Joe brought us lunch today -- yummy curry and cute Cupcake Bites! Evie loves Aunt Rachel and Uncle Joe! She shouts "Joe!" at even a glimpse of his picture. She has always favored Aunt Rachel, but her allegiance is waning. (Don't worry Rachel, she will go back and forth. Trust me!) Uncle Joe is just so much fun! He wears funny hats and calls her "Buddy." He gives Evie his undivided attention, and thinks everything she does is genius. I distinctly remember him being impressed at her farting power as an infant. Now, he's excited when she says his name, or pets the dog, or hugs him, or drags out yet another toy for his review.

We needed something sweet after the curry, so I made Gooey Butter Cake for dessert.

If you're not from St. Louis, you've probably never heard of this scrumptious cake. The bottom is golden and buttery, and the top is super-sweet and creamy. Gooey Butter Cake is good warm from the oven, and even better cold from the fridge for breakfast. Plus, it's really easy to make. It would be perfect for a potluck.

Gooey Butter Cake

Bottom Layer
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Stick Butter (softened)
2 Eggs

Mix together with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Spread evenly in greased 13X9 pan.

Top Layer
8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
2 Eggs
1 lb. Powdered Sugar

Mix together and spread over cake mixture, being sure to cover edges.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. (DO NOT OVER BAKE!)

Cook 20 min, sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired.

I actually bake mine for 27 minutes, since our oven runs a little hot. The top will be slightly golden, and will still look jiggly. Don't worry, it will firm up as it cools. I don't find it needs the extra powdered sugar on top, but it looks pretty.

Let me know if you make this!


Bakerella said...

Sounds gooey and good!

Rachel said...

I have come to terms with Evie loving Jyoti a little more than me. He is pretty charming, and I bet he would have picked up her fork a hundred times instead of only three. He probably wouldn't have tried to make her eat that pickle either...
My other comment is that the 4-6 pieces of gooey butter cake you sent home with us is GONE!!! Jyoti ate it all in ONE DAY! Part of me is glad since now it isn't lingering in the fridge beckoning me like a siren, but I'm also a little concerned. How safe is it for a middle-aged man to eat 6 slices of buttery scrumptiousness?