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Although it may sound unfamiliar, this St. Louis treat has been around for years. A butter-filled dough is topped with a rich mixture of eggs and sugar. The result is a cross between a bar cookie and a creamy cheesecake; in other words, it’s irresistible. Alexa, Recipe Hunter

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St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

A sweet and indulgent St. Louis staple

This decadent dessert got its beginnings in German-style bakeries in south St. Louis in the 1930s. It has become one of the most popular foods in the area. The authentic version is made completely from scratch (no box mix allowed), and Barbara’s recipe is the real deal. The bottom layer is a buttery yeast-raised dough that creates a crust perfect for the super-sweet topping that becomes almost custard-like when baked. You’ll want to cut into this cake for breakfast, with an afternoon cup of tea, or any time in between.


Barbara Kiebel

Food and Cocktail Blogger, Web Developer

Barbara Kiebel from Creative Culinary

I love sharing food and cocktails with friends and family. My blog reflects that passion combined with my interest in bringing creativity to the dishes and drinks I prepare.

As a web developer by day (of many food blogs at that!) and the food & cocktail blogger behind Creative Culinary, Barbara shares her passion for good food and drink through fresh, and “approachable gourmet” recipes. She believes that the best meals are the ones experienced with family and friends and through her blog, she’s able to share not only her adventures in developing creative recipes but also the stories that inspired them. We’re especially fans of her Friday Cocktails series where, every week, she posts a delicious cocktail recipe, often inspired by her favorite local establishments in Colorado. If you want to keep your hungry (and thirsty) friends well-fed, make sure to check out Barbara’s blog!

Head over to Creative Culinary and say hello to Barbara on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.


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