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Kaldi's Gooey Butter Cake

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“This was posted in StL Today recently. For those not familiar, Kaldi's is a wonderful coffee shop, with equally wonderful desserts. Their gooey butter cake was voted the favorite in St. Louis. I have made this recipe, and the top is a little more custard like than I think Kaldi's is, but it's still a great cake.”
1hr 10mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch metal pan with foil; coat foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the crust. Combine butter, 1 egg and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla; beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add water, cake mix and flour; beat until combined. Place dough into the prepared pan, and press into an even layer.
  3. Prepare the topping. Beat cream cheese at medium speed about 2 minutes, until very smooth. Add 3 eggs and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla and beat until combined. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating just until blended and smooth. Pour topping over crust and spread evenly.
  4. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool completely. Just before serving, sift 3 to 4 tablespoons powdered sugar over cake.

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