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    Gooey Butter Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    3 hrs 20 mins

    3 hrs

    20 mins

    Schnookie Wookums's Note:

    The gooey part kind of tastes like cookie dough. So good and gooey and rich. Great for dessert, snack, or a very indulgent breakfast. This can be made in 2 9-inch round pans, or one 10-inch springform pan.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 18

    Yield:

    9x9 inc ...

    Units: US | Metric

    For dough

    For gooey butter filling

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Prepare dough:.
    2. 2
      Thoroughly grease 2 9x9x2 in square pans.
    3. 3
      Dissolve yeast in warm milk; set aside.
    4. 4
      Mix sugar with shortening and salt.
    5. 5
      Add egg and beat with mixer 1 minute until well blended.
    6. 6
      Add flour, then milk-yeast mixture and vanilla to sugar mixture.
    7. 7
      Mix 3 minutes with mixer (use dough hook if possible).
    8. 8
      Turn dough on floured surface and knead for 1 minute.
    9. 9
      Put in lightly greased bowl, cover with towel and set in warm area to rise for 1 hour.
    10. 10
      Divide dough into 2 equal parts and place each in pan.
    11. 11
      Crimp dough halfway up sides, so gooey butter does not run underneath.
    12. 12
      Poke holes in dough with fork so it won't bubble when baking.
    13. 13
      Make gooey butter filling by:.
    14. 14
      Combining sugar, butter and salt.
    15. 15
      Add egg and corn syrup.
    16. 16
      Mix just enough to incorporate.
    17. 17
      Add flour, water and vanilla.
    18. 18
      Divide butter into two parts and spread over dough.
    19. 19
      Let cakes stand for 20 minutes.
    20. 20
      In the meantime preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    21. 21
      Bake 20 minutes, but DO NOT overbake, or topping will not be gooey.
    22. 22
      Cool cakes completely, then sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
    23. 23
      ** If using 10-inch springform pan, it makes one cake. Let the cake cool and then release sides.
    24. 24
      **Serve at room temperature, but store in the fridge.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 25, 2011

      55

      I grew up in the St Louis, MO area so was raised on the original. This one is spot on. Great job schnookie.

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    Nutritional Facts for Gooey Butter Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (101 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 762.2
     
    Calories from Fat 512
    67%
    Total Fat 56.9 g
    87%
    Saturated Fat 18.2 g
    91%
    Cholesterol 48.7 mg
    16%
    Sodium 146.5 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 60.0 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    3%
    Sugars 32.0 g
    128%
    Protein 4.5 g
    9%

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