Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

A lovely, sweet treat from the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 3 tablespoons sugar.
  3. Cut in 1/3 cup butter until it becomes fine crumbs.
  4. Pat evenly into bottom of an ungreased 9 x 9 pan.
  5. For the filling, cream sugar and butter together.
  6. Add corn syrup and egg until just combined.
  7. Stir in 1 cup flour with the evaporated milk alternately.
  8. Do not mix more that just necessary to mix ingredients together (the batter is supposed to look curdled).
  9. Pour mixture over crust.
  10. Bake for 35 minutes or until the cake is almost firm when you gently shake it.
  11. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  12. Dust cake with sifted confectioners sugar before serving.


Most Helpful

This is pretty tasty & so easy to make. I was hoping this was a copycat recipe for the Bambino Huey's served at Boccone's Italian restaurant in San Antonio. It's close, but not what I was looking for. I think I'll probably need to almost double the sugar to get closer to Boccone's version. Thanks for posting this.

Tina A November 01, 2006

That sounds delicious but I believe the commercials for Bambino Huey mentioned they were made with butter, cream, cream cheese and sour cream. If not all four of those ingredients, then a combination of at least three of them. Boccone's has been closed for several years, but I used to eat there frequently when I lived there and always ordered the chocolate version for dessert. They also were for sale at HEB, and I once brought several boxes back to SC after being stranded in the Dallas airport for 36 hours. They were perfectly fine after I baked them!

back2tx July 01, 2011

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