Gooey Butter Cake Is Missouri's Mind-Blowing Dessert That You've Got To Try
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A quick trip to the nearest respectable bakery usually cures our dessert cravings. But sometimes we discover a local treat so stellar, it’s worth any amount of travel to try a bite.
Behold: St. Louis gooey butter cake from St. Louis, Missouri. The mind-blowing dessert is, at its most basic, a combination of butter, sugar and eggs layered over a chewy, cookie-like crust. Homemade renditions sometimes use cream cheese and/or boxed cake mix, while the original bakery version is said to require a few more ingredients.
Either way, the result is a thin, sticky sheet cake with crackles on top and a warm, gooey filling that oozes as if it’s slightly undercooked in the BEST way possible.
St. Louis legend goes that in the 1930s, a local German baker added too much butter to his coffee cake batter, stuck it in the oven, and sold the gooey result anyway. Some 80 years later, residents are still swooning over its warm, runny goodness.
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