Rozanek's Bakery St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk


In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 3 Tbsp 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.

Makes 4

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