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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. WhiskeyCorsetta
    May 6, 2013

    I have always dreamed of owning a KitchenAid mixer.

  2. VictoriaH
    May 6, 2013

    This recipe looks scrumptious and I would LOVE to own the KitchenAid mixer! Thank you for the chance!

  3. tharring494
    May 6, 2013

    I could make gooey cake for the whole neighborhood with that mixer :)

  4. rebz
    May 6, 2013

    I am excited to bake in my apt next year!

  5. KalynS
    May 6, 2013

    My sister in law loves gooey cakes from Saint Louis. I’ll have to make this for her :)

  6. jessad
    May 6, 2013

    Our family never made this cake, it sounds yummy, would love to try the recipe (would be nice to win and make in my new KitchenAid)

  7. ljh3822
    May 6, 2013

    thanks for the chance! This looks sooooooo yummy!

  8. CindiJ59
    May 6, 2013

    My KA is over 28 years old and many of the newer attachments will not work on it. I soooo need a new one. And I LOVE the Candy Apple Red!! It matches the Food Processor I got last year. :) Pick me please!!!

  9. Lexiquin
    May 6, 2013

    The mixer is beautiful and your recipe sounds delicious–thanks for sharing!

  10. kishap8
    May 6, 2013

    I wish I could bake all day!!!

  11. LaurenG628
    May 6, 2013

    These look great, and I love that this is the 7 qt mixer!!

  12. Colorado_IrishMinx
    May 6, 2013

    I fantasize about all the goodies I could make with this AMAZING KitchenAid mixer! Pick me! Pick me! =oD

  13. lisanpa1
    May 6, 2013

    I could make soooooooo many of your simply awesome recipes with this! It’s my dream to have it on my kitchen counter!

  14. IreneWpg
    May 6, 2013

    My mother had a Kitchen Aid mixer years and years ago. I remember using it when I was a child, and have always wanted one of my own!

  15. Lexiquin
    May 6, 2013

    @Lexiquin follows @KitchenAid_Golf however, that isn’t what the link in the RC form leads to (the underscore is missing) Just want to confirm that I’m following the right Twitter handle. Thanks.

  16. Mtxteague
    May 6, 2013

    I love KitchenAid, I love my professional 6 but would love to have another, I bake at least once a week if not more!

  17. CarolynH
    May 6, 2013

    I like this recipe & will make this cake soon. I hope I win this mixer to make my life in the kitchen so much easier.

  18. NomNomCrunch
    May 6, 2013

    This looks so tasty! Wish I had a KitchenAid mixer. Would make this recipe so much easier to make instead of using my good-ol-fashion muscles.

  19. dexonu5
    May 6, 2013

    I sold my KitchenAid when I moved across the country. I regret it every day and can’t wait until I get a new one!!

  20. Daniela
    May 6, 2013

    Wow! What a lovely cake! Thanks for the recipe! And also for the giveaway!

  21. hbabi77
    May 6, 2013

    Kitchen aid mixers are the best… and with all of the attachments, there isn’t anything they can’t do!

  22. lindajake
    May 6, 2013

    My 6qt KitchenAid is just about worn out…how happy I…and IT would be to win this…!

  23. ethanandkate
    May 6, 2013

    Yummy cake!! The mixer is beautiful and functional.

  24. queen1120
    May 6, 2013

    would love to win a kitchenAid mixer been wanting one forever :)

  25. tarvizo
    May 6, 2013

    Would love to win this mixer so I can make this cake!!! :)

  26. BlueEyes8724
    May 6, 2013

    I’ve always wanted one, I hope I win!

  27. aimee_porter
    May 6, 2013

    I am going to have to make this gooey cake this week! Looks scrumptious!

  28. kitkat0803
    May 6, 2013

    I am so ready to replace my antiquated mixer. Can’t wait to try this recipe out with a brand new mixer.

  29. cherylvan11
    May 6, 2013

    I would love to own a kitchenaid stand mixer!!!!!

  30. starride40
    May 6, 2013

    That recipe looks so good, I would LOVE to win a mixer!!!!

  31. dbelle01
    May 6, 2013

    I would love the 7-qt so I can make triple batches of cake goodness!

  32. sherryw
    May 6, 2013

    I love baking and could really use a large stand-up mixer!

  33. mommatigger
    May 6, 2013

    To have a 7qt Kitchenaide would be heaven.

  34. quisicosa
    May 6, 2013

    This would be a god-send!

  35. starlia
    May 6, 2013

    I so would love to win a kitchenaid. It is the only way I will ever have one! Would love to make some dough for home made bread and pizza. That strawberry short cake is looking good too!

  36. tracyann62
    May 6, 2013

    I remember well over 40 years ago watching my mother using the KitchenAid blender and it always put me in awe! I think that these are the Cadillacs of all kitchen tools and accessories…. I raised 4 children pretty much by myself and I never could afford the luxury of this Cadillac nor anything that would even come close. I was just recently blessed with a beautiful baby granddaughter and I would make so many lovely treats and gooey delicious things for all of the family members if I were so fo!rtunate to win one

  37. Cynful
    May 6, 2013

    I love my Pro 600 series KitchenAid stand mixer. I know someone who is so deserving, but cannot afford, of such a machine. This individual is always “hand” mixing large quantities of ingredients to prepare for those who need it or the elderly. This would be a dream come true for a very kind and giving person.

  38. starlia
    May 6, 2013

    It says that your page is down. I did find a page named @kitchenaid_golf and I followed that page. Hope it works!

  39. Snapcook
    May 6, 2013

    This mixer is a beauty! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  40. hollowayb
    May 6, 2013

    What an amazing giveaway. I’m hoping to get a copy of Gather for Mother’s Day, but maybe I’ll win one in the meantime!

  41. jamief2250
    May 6, 2013

    That cake looks so good! I love the red mixer!

  42. moocow
    May 6, 2013

    The cake looks delicious!

  43. Andrade12
    May 6, 2013

    I have always dreamed of having a KitchenAid stand mixer. I have never been able to afford one. This would make my life so much easier when I’m in the kitchen.

  44. Terri P
    May 6, 2013

    I’ve always longed for a KA mixer — especially in Candy Apple Red!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  45. kimwinski
    May 6, 2013

    have never tried this cake before but my oldest son is graduating in a few short weeks just may have to add this to our buffet.

  46. Grandicornis
    May 6, 2013

    Would love to have one of these legendary mixers!

  47. csaunders23
    May 6, 2013

    Awesome giveaway. I have dreamed of owning KitchenAid stand mixer.

    Thank you!

  48. ruthshort
    May 6, 2013

    This looks yummy! And thank you for the giveaway!

  49. lizzwisniewski
    May 6, 2013

    This would look awesome in my kitchen! I can’t wait to try making the cake!

  50. astennis110
    May 6, 2013

    Owning a Kitchenaid stand mixer has always been a dream. Thank you for this opportunity!! :)

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