I have some of this recently at a little coffee shop in Maine.. It was WONDERFUL and reminded me of the consistency of the over-sweet but incredible buttermilk pie my mom used to make when I was a kid.
I was so taken by it, I've attempted to make it three times. What I get is delicious, but it's more like a buttery cream cheese bar. Of course, I'm using the recipe which calls for a boxed cake mix for the bottom part (though doesn't use the cake mix recipe)..
However, it's still too 'cakey'. I'm trying desperately to get that wet-like, sticky, gooey top.
Can anyone here help? Has anyone ever heard of this and would you have a recipe? I've tried a few recipes off the 'net, using the photos as a guide to which ones I'd like to try, but still not getting the style I had from that coffee shop.
(I've tried to get the recipe from the shop, but I get rebuffed. The second time they made it, it was horrible, so maybe whomever made it the first time just had a good fluke.)
St. Louis Gooey Buttercake... is what she's going by these days? What kind of drag name is that?
Oh R3, how CLEVER! I've never seen that "Let Me Google That For you".
See, as was indicated, I know how to do a web search and even had. I was asking others here if they had tips or recipes for this thing.
Now, don't you feel like the stupid troll you are, going to all that trouble to create that link, chiming in on a thread you obviously had no interest in, just for a failed attempt at being funny/clever?
I bet you embarrass yourself that way often, don't you?
This sounds thoroughly disgusting.
Yet another vile American "food". I'm surprised the recipe doesn't include a can of cream of mushroom soup.
I bet Paula or Ina have a good recipe.
You type fat, OP.
[quote]so maybe whomever made it the first time just had a good fluke
Goodness, OP needs to turn off her KitchenAide mixer and learn some grammar.
Wow, you guys are mean today.
You know, if I recall, Paula Dean does have a recipe for this, and I think she made it on her show once upon a time.
If you are already a diabetic, you damn sure will be after you eat St. Louis gooey butter cake.
It's so sweet, it can make your teeth curl.
Paula Deen has really good recipe for Ooey Gooey Cake.
With minor alterations you can change the recipe. For example: Chocolate, Pumpkin,Peanut Butter,etc...
I'm from St. Louis and have fond memories of my grandparents always having a gooey butter cake around the house. I think every local bakery had their own version for sale.
I decided to make it one time for a party and used Paula Deen's recipe, which is pretty easy. It vanished in no time and I've had people begging me to make it again.
BTW, Momofuku's famous crack pie is nothing more than a variation of this treat.
The pics of the cake in the first link look way overdone.
I suspect r5, r6, r7 and r8 = R3, who seems to be trolling the site heavily today.
OP, check out AllRecipes.com, there are likely many there. They aren't so healthy but for holidays and such, gooey buttercakes are wonderful.
I think I found her! This is St. Louis Gooey Buttercake, right?
[quote]I suspect [R5], [R6], [R7] and [R8] = [R3], who seems to be trolling the site heavily today.
I suspect you're wrong, and something of an asshole.
Isn't this sort of the "vanilla" version of molten chocolate cake only like 1,000 times sweeter? I can't eat stuff that's too sweet. It just doesn't look that appealing to me. Now if it were more like a lemon pudding cake, that I could do.
Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
By Ann B on July 02, 2002
Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Servings: 12 About This Recipe
1 (18 ounce) packages yellow cake mix 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 eggs 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 (16 ounce) boxes powdered sugar Directions
Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg.
Pat into 13x9 inch pan.
In a separate bowl beat cheese until fluffy.
Add 2 remaining eggs to cheese and mix well.
Add powdered sugar and beat until lumps are gone.
Pour this mixture over cake in pan.
bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until topping is golden.
Allow to cool somewhat to set topping (slides off when warm).
Never heard it called St. Louis per se
In the South, gooey butter cake is better known as chess squares.
Yet, St. Louisans don't harangue over this, as, say, Texans do over chili. Any cake that goes by the name Gooey Butter is fine by them. Some versions incorporate cherry or pineapple, too, but that's not your everyday Gooey Butter Cake - everyday, that is, if you're in St. Louis. Gooey Butter Cake
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup vegetable shortening 3 tablespoons butter, plus butter for greasing the pan 1 tablespoon dried milk powder 1 large egg Pinch of salt 1/4 cup bread flour 1/4 cup cake flour 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 2 tablespoons water 10 ounces plain Danish or yeast-raised coffeecake Confectioners' sugar.
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar, shortening, butter, milk powder, egg and salt. (For an authentic egg-yolk color, add a few drops of yellow food coloring.)
3.Add the bread and cake flours, vanilla, corn syrup and water, and mix just until incorporated.
4.Cut the Danish or coffeecake to fit a buttered 8-by-8-inch pan, leaving a rim around the edge to contain the gooey butter mixture.
5.Pour the butter mixture over the cake and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar to taste.
You sound really, really fat, OP.
This whole thread is making me fat.
You had it "recently" in Maine and have made it THREE TIMES since then, OP?
You are a big, fat, disgusting slob.
I think this whole awful thread is just another poorly advised piece of damage control from the Paula Deen camp.
The Post-Dispatch has a couple of recipes online, here's one.
I think R17 is something of a miserable cunt. Oh, and a troll.
Victor and Liam both made my ass a gooey buttcake!
R4 OP I lost interest in your [italic]essay[/italic] when you said "Of course, I'm using the recipe which calls for a boxed cake mix for the bottom part" and I went and googled something [italic]real[/italic] for you.
Who uses boxed cake mix for [italic]anything[/italic]?
IOW, you're welcome, cuntessa di tutti cuntessi. I hope when you were rendering the 2 c. of shit, you only had diarrhea.
Paula Deen's pumpkin version of the recipe is very good at Thanksgiving or other events at this time of year. 2,117 reviews indeed!
Paula Deen is a fat frau cunt and needs to have the sweet potatoes slapped out of her mouth HARD daily.
Other than that I think she's lovely.
It is a disgusting concoction.
That Maine bakery must've stolen it from MY area, Philadelphia and environs, we're lousy with that thing.Your pastry is the wet, almost slithery type? Seems like they took it out of the oven half-baked? If so, go to the Wayne Farmer's Market(Wayne, PA) website, and I'll bet you dollars to whoopiepies, that they have what you're searching for. That St. Louis amalgamation can't hold a candle to the real deal.