St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake recipe comes from Rozanek's Bakery, St. Louis, Missouri. This bakery has been in business for over 60 years.

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Cake: In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 3 tablespoons sugar.
  2. Cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling.
  3. Use a flat bottom measuring cup to pat into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan.
  4. Filling: In the mixing bowl, beat the 1 1/4 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter or butter until combined.
  5. Beat in the corn syrup and egg until just combined.
  6. Add the 1 cup flour and evaporated milk alternately to the mixing bowl, beating until just combined (batter will appear slightly curdled).
  7. Pour into crust-lined baking pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes or until cake is nearly firm when you shake it. It should jiggle slightly in the center
  9. Let cool in pan on wire rack.
  10. Remove to serving plate.
  11. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.