St. Louis Style Gooey Butter Cake

  Super Easy Gooey Butter Cake, your whole family, will love!

Gooey Butter Cake has been a staple in my home since I was a little girl. This tasty treat started in St. Louis in the 1930’s and there is a variety of ways to make it, but I prefer my grandma’s recipe.

Cake Stand with Gooey Butter Cake

This Gooey Butter Cake has been taken to many potlucks, meetings, and is the perfect sweet treat after dinner. I love that it is super easy and a hit with guests.


St. Louis Style Gooey Butter Cake

St. Louis Style Gooey Butter Cake


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 box powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Melt stick of butter
  3. Mix with 2 eggs with melted butter
  4. Add dry cake mix (will be thick)
  5. Spread in greased 9 x 13 in pan
  6. In separate bowl mix topping - remaining ingredients (2 eggs, cream cheese and powdered sugar)
  7. Pour this mixture over top of cake batter
  8. Bake for 40 min
  9. Sprinkle top of cake with powdered sugar

You may also like to try Berry White Chocolate Drop Scones.



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