Our March Baking Challenge Is Here: Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey, buttery and oh-so delicious. Find out how to make this simple St. Louis cake.


Our March Challenge

We’re taking a trip to St. Louis for this month’s challenge recipe. That’s right: We’re making the city’s signature Gooey Butter Cake. Even if you’re not from the Show-Me State, you’re going to enjoy this treat.

While the name of this bake says “cake,” think of this bake more like a bar. It starts with a decadent buttery crust and gets topped off with a cream cheese mix. Think of Gooey Butter Cake as a blondie meets a lemon bar. But you should just try it for yourself (you will not regret it!).

How to Participate

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  • Bake up this gooey cake: Bakers from across the country will appreciate this St. Louis gem. Give this Gooey Butter Cake a whirl and then show off more of your bakes.
  • Share photos: You can also share pics on the Bakeable Facebook group or on Instagram (use #bakeable). We’d love to see what you’re baking!
  • Ask questions: If you need help or a few baking tips, talk with our Taste of Home baking pros or others taking the challenge. They’re ready to answer all your questions in our Facebook group.

Baking Resources

Need a little help along the way? Or just want to dive deeper into the recipe? Here are some tips and tricks to help.

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Check Out Past Challenges

Want to catch up on challenges? See what we’ve made in the past and give these recipes a try!

See What’s Next

Every month we’ll be introducing a new challenge. You can see what’s coming next by subscribing to our newsletter or joining the Bakeable Facebook group. We’ll also be posting more recipes, more tips and checking out your photos and stories. We’d love to keep up with you!

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.