Rozanek's Bakery St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

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1 9-inch square cake




  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 3 tablespoons sugar.
  • Cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Pat into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • For filling, in the mixing bowl, beat the 1 1/4 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter or margarine until combined.
  • Beat in the corn syrup and egg until just combined.
  • Add the 1 cup flour and evaporated milk alternately to the mixing bowl, beating until just combined (batter will appear slightly curdled). Pour into crust-lined baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes or until cake is nearly firm when you shake it. Let cool in pan on wire rack.
  • Remove to serving plate. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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  1. This cake was easy to pull together, and the results were rich and delicious. The texture is what really makes this cake stand is very soft, almost pudding-like (it does cut into squares without completely falling apart, though). This was very rich; almost a little too rich for my taste (I never thought I would say that!). It might be even nicer with some sort of flavoring added to it, maybe some almond extract. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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