Gooey Butter Cake is basically heaven on earth. It will send shivers down your spine and make you feel like you are floating through the air without a care in the world. This versions happens to be the St. Louis version. Honestly, we don’t really know what that means or what sets it apart from other versions in the world. The tasty bastard team is from the Midwest and do frequent STL, but we definitely don’t root for their sports teams. The arch is fine (you should go up in it if you haven’t) and clearly, they know dessert.




First Layer

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, melted (that is 2 normal sticks)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese


Second Layer

  • Cream Cheese 8 Oz
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the first layer, mix the cake mix, melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs with a spoon or a spatula. Pat into a pan.
  3. For the second layer, mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in confectioner’s sugar. Pour over cake layer.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  5. Cool and serve to very happy eaters.


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Gooey Butter Cake batter

mixed batter

precooked Gooey Butter Cake

after cooked Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake cut

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