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

Serves: 24

Serves: 24decrease servingsincrease servings




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


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    1. amberdim6
      May 14, 2013

      I have always wanted a Kitchenaid. Imagine all the wonderful things I could make!

    2. srmhockey
      May 14, 2013

      KitchenAid Mixers are the best – they truly do hold up and last forever, it seems. I would love to have a brand new one, especially since I only have the 5 qt. capacity bowl and this one is in red, my favourite colour!!

    3. Laural
      May 14, 2013

      I am salivating at the recipe AND the mixer. I have been wanting for ages and have only used a VERY old hand mixer I purchased from a garage sale. Fingers crossed!

    4. [email protected]
      May 14, 2013

      I would love to make this and all of my favorite paleo treats with a brand new KitchenAid mixer! It is definitely the #1 appliance that my kitchen is missing!

    5. RachelY
      May 15, 2013

      I am new to paleo and found your site through researching the web and info on paleo. I have to say I LOVE your site! Your My Kitchen app is awesome! It is going to make all my meal planning and shopping so much easier. I have had a Kitchen Aid mixer for years now and would love to upgrade it! Thank you for this give away!

    6. crysti2376
      May 15, 2013

      I have always dreamed of having a KitchenAid Mixer…winning this would be WONDERFUL!

    7. Twinscorpiomom
      May 15, 2013

      This would make baking so much easier :)

    8. brichesthomas
      May 15, 2013

      Never had one..always wanted one :)

    9. Mrs. Duh
      May 15, 2013

      That cake looks amazing, and I’d love one of those mixers to make it with!!

    10. [email protected]
      May 15, 2013

      Love it! Looks awesome :)

    11. msself
      May 15, 2013

      Wow, I would love to have a Kitchenaid mixer! Awesome!

    12. pudenzb
      May 15, 2013

      This would be an awesome gift:)

    13. akslevin
      May 15, 2013

      My KitchenAid just died on me! I’d love to be the recipient of this generous giveaway.

    14. ccdeco6
      May 15, 2013

      Oh man, this thing is beautiful. I’m getting my very first home soon, and I would absolutely LOVE to add this to the kitchen appliances! There are so many paleo recipes I am stockpiling for when I finally have a kitchen to cook them in! Fingers crossed!

    15. christyjamerson
      May 15, 2013

      I would LOVE to win !! I am teaching my daughters how to cook and we are fast learning together the art of Paleo eating and prepairing foods! This would be a wonderful bonding and teaching moment for us♥

    16. Jesser46
      May 15, 2013

      I have always wanted a Kitchenaid

    17. awasson4242
      May 15, 2013

      I have been wanting a KitchenAid for years! But being in school and buying awesome appliances don’t really mix. I can’t wait until I have one…or the day when I can start saving. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

    18. 4fahrenheit
      May 15, 2013

      Great idea!!!

    19. trail runner
      May 15, 2013

      A KitchenAid would be such a blessing in this home, both my daughter and I having bad food allergy, I make everything from scratch- this would give us more family time!

    20. trail runner
      May 15, 2013

      A KitchenAid would be such a blessing in this home- both my daughter and I having food allergy, I make everything from scratch- this would give us more family time!

    21. Meghampson
      May 15, 2013

      That recipe looks amazing! Would love to try it with a new KitchenAid!

    22. Clairec12
      May 15, 2013

      I was given a hand-me-down KitchenAid mixer from the 50’s (which I adore) a while ago. It made me fall in love with food and cooking all over again. I have been able to make some of the best baked goods and even body lotion using the machine! I would love a new KitchenAid mixer, as well as, utilizing the tools that can go with it to make even more delicious recipes!!

    23. lizflowers
      May 15, 2013

      Looks amazing!

    24. tozbeki
      May 15, 2013

      This would be a great addition to the kitchen!

    25. kyliekylie
      May 15, 2013

      I’d love to win!!!

    26. kyliekylie
      May 15, 2013

      I’d love to win!!

    27. MNilsen
      May 15, 2013

      The recipe looks delicious. We had received a used kitchenaid mixer years ago and it worked great for a while but recently broke. I would love to have a new one!

    28. cinnaminti
      May 15, 2013

      I would love to have this! The butter cake looks good, too 😉

    29. carikrya
      May 15, 2013

      Still trying to talk the hubby into a KitchenAid mixer in case I don’t win!

    30. colts205
      May 15, 2013

      Having this mixer would be awesome. I eat paleo and there are a lot of desserts and treat recipes I can’t make with my current mixer as I don’t have the appropriate attachments. Not to mention I tend to make in bulk so I can freeze and eat later and my bowl is nowhere near big enough sometimes. Having a nicer mixer would be great!

    31. joliluja
      May 15, 2013

      I have friends I don’t mind sharing with!

    32. BethElderton
      May 15, 2013

      This is absolutely beautiful! And your recipe has me drooling!

    33. taramackie
      May 15, 2013

      I’d love to replace my old hand mixer with this beauty! I’m just thinking of all the yummy things that I could make if I had a real mixer.

    34. Real Food Rules
      May 15, 2013

      I have just started making our own bread and this would so help by doing the kneading for us.

    35. jschmohe
      May 15, 2013

      I would SO love a KitchenAid Mixer!! This recipe looks delicious!

    36. jasjew
      May 15, 2013

      I would definitely love to own a Kitchen Mixer so that I can make wonderful yummy treats for my family.

    37. alisonreburn
      May 15, 2013

      Wow! This would look beautiful on my kitchen counter where it would have to live, because it would be used every single day.

    38. Robin S.
      May 15, 2013

      The strawberry shortcakes were amazing even though I used an old hand mixer. I would love a KitchenAid mixer!

    39. myinvisibleangel
      May 15, 2013

      I would love a Kitchen Aid mixer to make more delicious paleo recipes :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!!

    40. VLarimer
      May 15, 2013

      What a great recipe and give away!

    41. maljps
      May 15, 2013

      So many things I’d love to make with a KitchenAid! A red one would match my kitchen perfectly :)

    42. brihyanna
      May 16, 2013

      Gorgeous mixer! Thank you for the opportunity!

    43. Dyanne
      May 16, 2013

      This would be an awesome addition to the kitchen.

    44. love4eliabby
      May 16, 2013

      I Can’t wait to try this recipe! Congrats on the new cookbook! we love your recipes. :-)

    45. swatkins
      May 16, 2013

      Kitchen Aid Mixers Rock! Thanks for posting this recipe, can’t wait to try it.

    46. scottmcc
      May 16, 2013

      Would love to win!!

    47. [email protected]
      May 16, 2013

      The perfect addition to any kitchen! Best of luck to all!

    48. [email protected]
      May 16, 2013

      I would love a kitchen aid mixer! I have been waiting to put this stand mixer on my wedding registry, since it’s out of my price range, but I’m 28, very single and very broke. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    49. traceymizell
      May 16, 2013

      Kitchen aid mixers are ESSENTIAL to any well stocked kitchen! And RED ones are the best. :-)

    50. awasson4242
      May 16, 2013

      I would love to win this! It would make life so much simpler :)

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