Gooey Butter Cake is a classic American recipe that originated in St. Louis in the 1930’s, over the years it’s transformed into this easy and simplified version using cake mix. There are two layers, the bottom is a chewy, buttery vanilla cake that has caramelized edges and the “gooey” topping is made with cream cheese, butter, sugar and eggs. It’s perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee or serve it with fresh berries as a delicious dessert. I think the texture is actually better the next day, so I make it at night and enjoy it the next morning.
Trader Joe’s Vanilla Cake Mix is honestly the best mix you can buy, it tastes like a cake made from scratch and doesn’t have all the fillers and off-putting flavor the bigger name brands have – so make the special trip to Trader Joe’s to pick up the supplies for this recipe, it will be the best Gooey Butter Cake you’ve ever made.