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KitchenAid Giveaway! + Gooey Butter Cake

Any seasoned cook will tell you – there are essential tools in the kitchen that make cooking an absolute pleasure. Right at the very top of this list for those that bake is the iconic KitchenAid mixer. It’s not just a stand mixer, it’s a KitchenAid. There’s a difference. We were approached by KitchenAid last year to review and give away their gorgeous, top of the line 7 quart kitchen mixer. We received ours, and it quickly became one of our favorite pieces of equipment in the kitchen. Even when it’s not in use, it sits there – a quiet, calm, serene piece of candy apple colored sculpture. When you need to mix something, there is no substitute. Here is the Strawberry Shortcake recipe we made with it:

KitchenAid is a sponsor of the Senior PGA Championship every year, which is being held at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, MO. They asked us to work with them again, and make a recipe that would showcase our gorgeous 7qt mixer and also tie into the regional cuisine. Our knowledge of St. Louis food was limited to BBQ, so we were a bit stumped on that one. How in the world were we going to do that? Then, after some internet sleuthing, we found out that “Gooey Butter Cake” is a sweet staple in the area, and we set out to make a grain-free version.


We decided to make this new recipe to share with everyone who could make it out to celebrate the release of Gather. We took the basic idea of the St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake, and sort of flew with the idea to come up with our own recipe. This ended up being a deliciously moist vanilla cake with a smooth, creamy, and of course gooey layer of sweet cream cheese topping. We are sure this recipe is not exactly as the original, but it was quite a hit. We are lucky we got a bite before the party because by the time we were done signing books it was completely gone!

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St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

prep:15 minutes
cook:50 minutes
ready in:1 hour

Serves: 24

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a KitchenAid mixer, cream the butter and maple sugar.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, combining with the butter and sugar in the KitchenAid mixer.
  4. Add the coconut milk and the first teaspoon of vanilla extract, and continue to mix until the wet ingredients are combined.
  5. Slowly add the almond flour, one cup at a time, and continue to blend.
  6. Slowly add the arrowroot flour to the batter, and combine.
  7. Add the baking powder, and salt to the batter, and continue to combine until smooth.
  8. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper, and pour the batter into the dish. Smooth the batter until it is in an even layer.
  9. Bake the cake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees, and then turn the oven down to 350 degrees. Continue to bake for a remaining 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when tested.
  10. Give your kitchen mixer a good wash, to prepare for making the topping.
  11. While the cake is baking, add the cream cheese, powdered sugar (or your choice of sweetener), and the second teaspoon of vanilla extract to the KitchenAid mixer, and blend until smooth.
  12. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  13. Top the cake with the cream cheese mixture, and carefully smooth to cover as much as the cake as possible.
  14. Place the cake back in the oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and smooth the gooey topping over the entire cake evenly.
  15. Allow cake to cool, dust with additional powdered sugar if desired, and slice into small squares.
Our recipes are created using Paleo, Primal and Gluten-free guidelines. Learn more about our diet and lifestyle at

The Giveaway:

To celebrate the Senior PGA Championship and the release of our new cookbook Gather, we’ve teamed up with KitchenAid to give away a 7 quart stand mixer to one lucky winner!

The Grand Prize: The KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series 7-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer in Candy Apple Red

3 Runners Up: Each runner up will receive a signed copy of our new cookbook, Gather – The Art of Paleo Entertaining


Enter below.

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  1. antoinettewilliams
    May 16, 2013

    Would love this! :)

  2. NataliaOlivia
    May 16, 2013


  3. ugamomma
    May 16, 2013

    I love to bake so a KitchenAid would be amazing to have! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the candy apple red!

  4. suan
    May 17, 2013

    I would love this.

  5. MommaParis
    May 17, 2013

    I would love to have a KitchenAide mixer…especially in Red!!! Since the rest of my kitchen is all KitchenAide products in Red!!! Fingers crossed!!!

  6. akamle
    May 17, 2013

    I would love to win a kitchenaid to be able I bake delicious treats for my family!

  7. taz
    May 17, 2013

    I would love to win the red Kitchen Aid mixer. Then I could make St Louis Gooey Butter cake in it!

  8. missespaul
    May 17, 2013

    Thank you for this opportunity!! This will make somebody VERY happy!!!

  9. Jennifer
    May 17, 2013

    Pretty, pretty, pretty! The mixer, the cake, the authors…All gorgeous!

  10. rkhtbr
    May 17, 2013

    Red is my accent color in my kitchen, I would LOVE to win!

  11. Raeplays
    May 17, 2013

    This Cake Looks Fantastic, Will Definitely BeTrying!

  12. primalpiglet
    May 17, 2013

    Hmm doesn’t look like my comment posted.. Trying again!

    The recipe sounds great. Not sure why I haven’t picked up Gather yet, the recipes look amazing and Zi love your previous book. I don’t know what it is about this mixer in red, but I just have to have it.. Been wanting one for years!

  13. jkeller110
    May 17, 2013

    Wow! You could whip up some pretty amazing things with this baby!

  14. traceyweaver
    May 17, 2013

    This recipe looks amazing!! I have always wished for a KitchenAid. They are just soo pretty!

  15. RachaelJD
    May 17, 2013

    I guess I could use it to grind meat.

  16. nackelis
    May 17, 2013

    Would love a real deal mixer!!

  17. [email protected]
    May 17, 2013

    I have been wanting a Kitchen-Aid mixer since I was still in my parents’ house. Now, as a mom of two and an aspiring homemaker, I can’t wait for the day my kitchen will be complete!

  18. [email protected]
    May 17, 2013

    I have already bought Gather and it is my new favourite paleo cookbook. I have been showing it to everyone who comes round! I love the layout, the photography, the way it flows through the different seasons, the planning and organisation tips and of course the food! I recreated the ‘Midsummer Garden Party’ last weekend and enjoyed every minute of it. My family were all in the kitchen wanting to help. My guests (who are not paleo) were super impressed 😀 This weekend I am doing the ‘Takeout Fake-out’. I can’t wait to try General Tso’s Chicken. It looks amazing. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking healthy paleo food for my family and to win a Kitchen Aid mixer would help me out a lot. Congratulations on Gather, it is awesome :-)

  19. blondie
    May 17, 2013

    I live in St. Louis! I can’t wait to try this recipe. :)

  20. kwosneski
    May 17, 2013

    What better way to break in a brand new KitchenAid stand mixer than with one of your incredibly delicious Paleo recipes?!?!!!!!!

  21. bjeeaszklae
    May 17, 2013

    The recipe looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it. The mixer would certainly be an upgrade :)

  22. hawvey
    May 17, 2013

    This was a big hit on Mother’s day. Of course everyone knew it wasn’t going to be a cake with white or wheat flour but they still all tried it and LIKED it.

  23. tmra279
    May 17, 2013

    The recipe for the cake looks amazing. I would love a new kitchenaid. Mine is a necessity in the kitchen and it about 10 years old, so a new one would be awesome. I would be happy with just the cookbook too!

  24. [email protected]
    May 17, 2013

    What a great giveaway.

  25. amcain
    May 17, 2013

    This cake looks awesome! I’d love to win this mixer and retire my old hand mixer! 😉

  26. trexpar
    May 17, 2013

    I’m excited to win this Kitchenaid Mixer. I will make so much good food for people.

  27. mrsabh
    May 17, 2013

    My dream mixer! What a beauty!

  28. veroann
    May 17, 2013

    I’d LOVE LOVE LOve to win this!!! What an amazing recipe!

  29. [email protected]
    May 17, 2013

    What a great giveaway. This would be awesome to try out some new recipes.

  30. k2daho
    May 17, 2013

    would love to win this!

  31. tamarag
    May 17, 2013

    KitchenAids are the BEST!!!!! (:

  32. MarieM
    May 17, 2013

    Love your recipes!

  33. rebeccalhall
    May 17, 2013

    I love my 4.5 quart KitchenAid Mixer but I have total mixer envy when I see the colored 5 and 6 quart mixers!!

  34. rebeccalhall
    May 17, 2013

    I really hope I win!! :)

  35. aly
    May 17, 2013

    my favorite aunt had a KitchenAid and made the most wonderful foods!! I loved watching her prepare your meals as much as I loved eating them! this recipe looks just like something she would have made, I’ll bet it’s absolutely delicious! and I would love to try it with a brand new KitchenAid! :)

  36. gotarock13
    May 17, 2013

    OMG, that cake looks AMAZING. Must try that!

  37. vcannoles
    May 17, 2013

    I would love to win!

  38. TanoiV
    May 17, 2013

    I’d love the gorgeous KitchenAid or the cookbook!

  39. Keeg
    March 6, 2015

    This site is so creative! I love that there are so many ‘known’ recipes with variations. I am looking forward to your next cookbook!

  40. leilai
    May 5, 2015

    Wow I have always wanted to bake with my kids from scratch. This sure would make it easy for this teacher and her family.

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