I would hate to make the anyone sick. I just love your site and feel as though an angel was with me today when I happened upon it! I have a granddaughter who hates cream cheese and any type of cheesecake type desserts and I know she wouldn't eat this made with the cream cheese. It's supposed to be "gooey".. Pecan Gooey Butter Cake Domestic Batch. This looks so good. That was more coffee cake with crumbles on top. Heck I saw another recipe in the Times from 1989 that would have you cut a purchased cake into pieces and fit it into a pan and then cover it with the topping and bake it. Let sit for 5 minutes, then stir to dissolve. Turned out fantastic. This sounds truly divine and much, much different from the currently popular "gooey butter cakes" made with cake mix and gobs of butter. Step 2, Mix cake mix, butter and 2 eggs well and spread as the bottom layer. 1) Do I have to line the pan with parchment paper, grease it and dust it with flour? It's ok if toothpick doesn't come out clean.. Cook until middle of cake doesn't shake/wiggle.. I saw a woman blogger from the St. Louis area tout her post about Gooey Butter Cake so I looked and it was damn box cake disaster. The slightly sweetened yeast dough of the original is a great balance for the topping which really is gooey…and perfect and there is not a drop of cheese in sight! It's way to sweet. © 2020 Chef in Training. So you can imagine the mess it made every time I tried to make it, which was many. Bars are the easy breezy dessert choice for parties and gatherings. I was a little skeptical at first but I'm glad I followed the exact recipe! Also I think the cake is plenty sweet without adding the powdered sugar to the top after cooling. Thank you for the recipe, if it comes out well I am going to make it for my nieces also. These appear to work just fine with a gluten free cake mix too! (Just don't tell anybody how easy these were!) Hope you love it as much as we do...this one is the real deal! milk) is always a winner! and then she made the damn cake box version. They turned out good, but I think next time I will keep them in the oven a bit longer. They came out much more evenly done this way. I made the ooey gooey bars , I used a lemon cake mix and it was to die for, I will make another for a tea that I will be attending, thank you for the recipe. They are so good!!! All rights reserved. https://thedomesticrebel.com/2015/08/17/the-best-gooey-butter-cake-bars Ingredients list for the filling doesn't match the filling instructions. I love you. 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting, 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened. (If the dough resists stretching, covering the pan and allowing the dough to rest for 15 minutes or so should help.) The real deal gooey butter bars (from St. Louis) includes yeast and no cream cheese. I’m Barbara Kiebel, the cook, photographer, author, and everyday eater at Creative Culinary. Thanks again, the measurement - waste of good ingredients! This will bring back many memories of my childhood as well. Now I am going to check the rest of your recipes cake recipes they all look yummie, thanks. A horrible quick method that has absolutely no connection to the original; I think someone said Paula Deen did that one. Most people won't think twice about serving basic cornbread when is on the table. I had gone to a local bakery and tried this because it looked so yummy and it was divine! Our nod to the famous St. Louis dessert starts with a vanilla butter cake base topped with a gooey cream cheese layer that’s too good to resist. I made it at once after finding your site and reading your story. Being from Belleville just outside of St Louis I am thrilled to find this authentic recipe. More important facts? There are multiple families of bakers who lay claim to the origin of this treat and the truth is that the exact story of who invented it will forever remain a mystery. Press into the bottom of the baking dish. Maybe you're my angel...doing what I love and putting all of this work online is such a labor of love. hi! My husband's family was German and there were always stories about how good the baked goods were (always done from scratch), this may have been one of them. So at 40 mins I checked and still the same thing the middle still not done and outiafes are. One bite and I went back decades. This recipe has been around for ages. As a girl, I remember that some sort of  variation of this cake showed up at […], […] use these and is based on butter, sugar, eggs, and cream. My granddaughter and her family went crazy over it and wanted the recipe. One question, can I add lemon or vanilla extract to the cream cheese and sugar mix? Thanks! I'm not sure if I've ever had gooey butter cake from any of the southside bakeries, but I'm certain I had it from Schnuck's Nancy Ann bakery. And for those who use cake mix....a yeasted cake like this stands heads and tails above in taste and texture. Had a good taste, but certainly could never have been served as a bar cookie. I don't even make it as good as they do...like you it can make me homesick and I haven't lived there for over 30 years! I totally agree with you I put them in refrig to 'harden" a little - they are so sweet, they Because they're gooey, I put them in the freezer overnight, then take them out of the pan to get nice cuts. I stuck making it exactly how the recipe calls for it, but the way my mom did is so much better. LOVE this recipe!! Easy and everyone loved it. You see, I grew up in Philadelphia and as a child, Sunday's after church were the bomb, as far as food! Can't wait to try them! It has nothing to do with OK is doesn't totally set here in East Texas either.. I just knew there had to be yeast! :). I go back every chance I get. I love the simplicity of this! LOVE this recipe! Every weekend I make some type of breakfast cake or pastry for the week. The Best Gooey Butter Cake No Cream Cheese Recipes on Yummly | Gooey Butter Cake, Gooey Butter Cake, Gooey Butter Cake ... Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bon Appétit. Clearly. Stuff your face and thank your lucky stars for your awesome mad cooking skillz. This is one of those dishes we almost never make -- it's so easy to buy, since we're here in St. Louis. I will absolutely make this again. Hola soy de Argentina tenemos una pequeña pasteleria artesanal en mi ciudad natal, vi por primera vez este pastel en el programa dulces de america, e intentado la receta y resulto ser maravillosa es asi que la hemos puesto a la venta en nuestro local, un abrazo DIOS LA BENDIGA, Ariel. thanks. That is what the recipe says, but earlier you stare that there isn’t enough “gooey” that way! In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Gooey Butter Cake is a breakfast pastry; think coffeecake, not dessert cake. Of course its good! It was made popular in the US in 1943 and published in the 1990's Jr. League of St. Louis cookbook. That is what brought me here to your recipe today. Step 4 says to beat cream and cream cheese, but I only see cream cheese listed in the ingredients. But switching up your side dishes can bring a refreshing change to a classic comfort food dish. http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-corn-syrup-substitute-simple-syrup-74080 I have looked for this recipe for forty years. This is a great recipe to keep! I usually rock the pan back and forth to see how gooey it is -- but it sets a little when you take it out of the oven and let it cool. You used too much butter and there is no water used in this recipe. I have actually never seen a gooey butter cake recipe that didn't use a box cake mix. It's actually not a Paula Deen recipe. These bars are melt in your mouth delicious and super easy to make! 4 1/2 cups is better than 1.7kg of sugar :-)). see recipes for Chess Pie Squares...same thing. http://www.americanfoodroots.com/recipes/st-louis-gooey-butter-cake/ Step 1, Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch pan. Love this story! I remember living on the other side of the Mississippi when I was young up unti I was 17 years old. Definitely pay attention to the recipe. Susan...without doing my own trial I can't offer any advice on substitutions. I never once saw it in St. Louis all the years I lived there. No one makes better gooey butter cake than South St. Louis Spread batter into the prepared baking dish. Quick question. Can you suggest a substitute for corn syrup? Imo's pizza is made with provolone instead of mozzarella and a barely spiced marinara sauce. Your email address will not be published. Also, after cooled, do these need to be refrigerated? Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Set aside. I imagine it has closed by now. I asked her for the recipe and she said it had been in the cookbook all these years and I had just somehow overlooked it.