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This Saint Louis gooey butter cake is a simple, classic dessert with a rich, buttery flavor and an amazing, gooey center. It's absolutely delicious.
The Gooey Butter Cake Recipe originated in the Saint Louis area in the 1930s, and has been a tradition here ever since. This ooey-gooey butter cake recipe features 2 layers. The first layer is a traditional cake layer made with cake mix, butter, and eggs. The second layer is the filling layer made with cream cheese and butter.
Being from Saint Louis, gooey butter cake is a must at most family and social gatherings. I came up with a gluten-free, dairy-free version so you and I could join in on all the fun. Why not try this recipe today.
NOTE: This part of the recipe is optional. Use a gluten-free premade yellow cake mix if you prefer. I recommend Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix (paid Amazon link).
OPTIONAL VARIATION (Vegan Mayonnaise/Real Avocado Oil Mayonnaise) - For this gooey butter cake recipe I use real avocado oil mayonnaise in place of the dairy-free cream cheese. Since I have multiple food allergies I am unable to use any of the dairy-free cream cheese brands listed above. The filling has the same ooey-gooey consistency and same great taste without the dairy.
Store gooey butter cake at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Yes. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then place it into a freezer storage bag or freezer-safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 4 months. Thaw it completely in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
If you like this recipe try my Simple, Irresistible Raspberry Bars.
DID YOU MAKE THIS GOOEY BUTTER CAKE RECIPE? Let me know how it turned out with a comment below! I love to hear from you.
Blessings, Laura xo