This delicious St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Recipe is easy to make and has chocolate and coconut in the middle for extra flavor. The perfect summer dessert!
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Recipe
Happy Friday everybody! Today I present to you a little piece of heaven. This Gooey Butter Cake Recipe have the most amazing flavor and texture.
Originally for St. Louis, Missouri, Gooey Butter Cake bars have a crunchy crackly topping and chewy and soft center. The name really says it all.
I added my some chocolate and coconut for a contrast of flavor and texture. In reality, the chocolate makes the bars pop. After you have one bite, you’ll be hooked.
Unfortunately, I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting that beautiful city but I tried this cake a few years ago in Culinary School.
We had a class that taught regional American cooking. I learned so much about the cuisine and rich history of each part of the States. When it came to Missouri, I tried the Ribs (amazing!) and this Gooey Butter Cake Recipe.
When I looked at the bars I didn’t think much of them, but when I took a bite I knew I was in love. You will know what I mean when you try them.
If you’re not an experienced baker, do not worry! this Gooey Butter Cake Recipe is super EASY to make and requires “no special” ingredients. I am sure you have everything you need in your pantry.
You can also customize it to your liking. For instance, omit the coconut or change it up for butterscotch chips, add peanut butter, Nutella, nuts, cocoa powder, etc.
I hope you can try this delicious Gooey Butter Cake Recipe at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- One Box of Vanilla or Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 Egg
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter melted, 1/2 stick
- 1 Cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Cup of sweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1 - 8 oz block of Cream Cheese at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups of confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 pinch of salt
- Confectioners Sugar
Preheat Oven o 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Spray a 9x13" rectangular baking dish with non-stick spray
In a bowl, mix the cake mix, egg, and melted butter
Press this mixture on the bottom of the baking dish
Sprinkle the chocolate chips and coconut flakes on top
In another bowl, mix the cream cheese with a mixer until fluffy. About 3 minutes
Add the one egg at a time beating well after each addition
Lower the speed and slowly add the confectioners sugar, salt, and the vanilla
Mix until everything is creamy
Place the filling on top the coconut and chocolate chips
Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top has browned
Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before cutting
Sprinkle with confectioners sugar
Cut into squares
These bars keep at room temperature inside an airtight container
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