Gooey Butter Cake

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Gooey Butter Cake


Ingredients:
Crust
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar + 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Nilla Wafer Crumbs
Filling
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
Instructions:
To make the crust: dissolve milk, yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl. Set aside for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly and activated.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together 1/4 cup sugar, butter, baking powder and salt until creamy.  Beat in yeast mixture and Nilla Wafer Crumbs until combined.
Line a 13x9-inch glass baking dish with foil; coat foil with nonstick cooking spray.  Press the crust dough into  dish.  Cover and allow to rise in a warm area for 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make the filling: beat together butter, sugar and corn syrup until creamy.  Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until well combined.  Pour filling on top of crust.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until set and golden brown.  Cool completely before dusting with confectioners' sugar and slicing.

15 comments:

  1. I've never heard of butter cake until now, but it totally sounds like something I'd like! If the word "butter" is in it, I'm down!

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  2. I've never had gooey butter cake. Don't think it is well known in the UK. Looks very indulgant though, so i wouldn't say no to a slice

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  3. I've made a Paula Deen gooey butter cake a while back. This looks good Emily!!!!

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  4. I've never had butter cake either! But I love butter....so it just needs to happen. Your version looks muy delicious!

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  5. I have a gooey butter cake recipe in a Paula Deen cookbook. I confess it does use cake mix. I made it once. It was a peanut butter and chocolate variation and it was ridiculously good. I have been tempted to try variations. I have always wanted to taste one that is totally homemade. I had no idea that there are yeast-risen versions.

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  6. hmm, i haven't had gooey butter cake either, but I'd be hard pressed to resist :)

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  7. Mmm I love the addition of the Nilla wafer crumbs!!

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  8. yes! Gooey Louie's is the best! My in-laws are all from St. Louis and live and die by Gooey Butter Cake. Their recipes all use yellow cake batter modified a bit and the Nilla wafer crust.

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  9. Yes, please!!!!! I've never had gooey butter cake, either. I bet I'd LOVE it!

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  10. Yum! I've made the shortcut version of this with yellow cake mix, but your take on it looks so good. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on the authentic St. Louis version when you try it, too!

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  11. Love this! So nice to see it made without a cake mix.

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  12. I have been dying to try this cake! just the title makes me want to eat it!

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  13. i've only ever had this the paula deen shortcut way, and i LOVE it like that. i'm not ashamed. good for you for not cheating. :)

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  14. I have never had gooey butter cake but always wanted to. I'll have to put it on my list of things to make. So creative to use the cookie crumbs!

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  15. I was born in St. Louis, and my family always goes to Federhofer's Bakery for their gooey butter cake. It's a St. Louis institution! I recommend trying it out!

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