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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

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


Enter below.

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  1. bacoogle
    May 16, 2013

    Would love a copy of “Gather”! “Make it Paleo” is my favorite go-to recipe book! I LOVE to bake and a KitchenAid Mixer would be most helpful :)

  2. [email protected]
    May 16, 2013

    I have been dying for one of these! Love the red too :) Sassy!

  3. KeKinne
    May 16, 2013

    This is the Kitchen aid I have been drooling over! Fingers crossed… :) Love your website!

  4. karaeileen
    May 16, 2013

    I would love to have a stand mixer. The recipe looks great. I have to give it a try.

  5. kmwooddell
    May 16, 2013

    Wow! I’d love a KitchenAid!

  6. Yvonne Davis
    May 16, 2013

    The cake sounds amazing. I am going to try it out!
    And I love red and have red accents in my kitchen! I need this…I can tell 😀
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  7. Roxanne
    May 16, 2013

    I just found you through 100 Days. This looks yummy! I have the 5 qt KitchenAid, but I would LOVE to have the 7 qt.

  8. [email protected]
    May 16, 2013

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!!! This recipe looks AMAZING!!!

  9. m_kbarker
    May 16, 2013

    My husband said he will try the Paleo way of eating for a week if I win this mixer! If you knew my husband you would think he does not think I have a chance at all of winning!

  10. [email protected]
    May 16, 2013

    What an amazing giveaway! Oh the things I could make!!

  11. [email protected]
    May 16, 2013

    Looks great! Would love to try this recipe with a new mixer 😉

  12. [email protected]
    May 16, 2013

    Would love to have this KitchenAid mixer. My grandaughters would love it too.

  13. ahobgoodb
    May 16, 2013

    I would love to be able to have one of these in my kitchen!!!

  14. kristyp13
    May 16, 2013

    I would love this. I’ve never used a stand mixer before!

  15. [email protected]
    May 16, 2013

    As a recent college graduate who is moving out… I need appliances! 😀 I am so pumped to try this recipe… it would definitely be easier with the KitchenAid 😉

  16. [email protected]
    May 16, 2013

    I definitely need to try this cake! And what better to make it with than a beautiful KitchenAid!

  17. michelenicolette
    May 16, 2013

    That cake looks insanely delicious!! I cannot WAIT to try it when my Whole30 is over and the cookbook looks amazing. Paleo is fairly new to me and I could definitely use more help in the cooking area.. I’ve been eyeballing this KitchenAid mixer for over a year now so fingers are crossed but I’ll definitely be picking up the book very soon!

  18. MFree
    May 16, 2013

    A KitchenAid mixer is the best! I have had the most basic model for many years and have used it many, many times for many, many projects, including wedding cakes. I would love to have a red one and this model would be an upgrade!

  19. wlkelly74
    May 16, 2013

    Can’t wait to use this recipe, and am excited to get the new book!

  20. lkrobinson
    May 16, 2013

    That recipe looks fantastic! cannot wait to try it

  21. krystleclear88
    May 16, 2013

    The KitchenAid is a woman’s bestfriend when it comes to getting work done in the kitchen!

  22. kenishajohnson
    May 16, 2013

    Now, that I am buying only whole foods, I do a LOT more cooking. This would make like a bit easier. 😉

  23. peartpls
    May 16, 2013

    I would be so happy to win this.. My Hubby would be happy to so I don’t have to buy to add to my kitchen toys :)

  24. kperki01
    May 16, 2013

    This looks SOOO GOOD! And the mixer is beautiful.

  25. dryanmoore
    May 16, 2013

    My 2 daughters, ages 10 and 13, have this blender on their wish list for starting their own healthy bakery. We experiment with almond and coconut flour and almond butter recipe alternatives to grains all the time– our current favorite are chocolate chip cookies with only almond butter, minimal sugar, egg and Ghiardelli chocolate chips.

  26. xxegretxx
    May 16, 2013

    looks so yum. too bad my daughter is allergic to eggs, dairy and nuts. I’m still inspired!

  27. poppy
    May 16, 2013

    Wow, what a great opportunity, thanks so much!!

  28. Liz
    May 16, 2013

    Nom nom nom. So much potential! :)

  29. Liz
    May 16, 2013

    Nom nom nom! So much potential! :)

  30. cristalindberg
    May 16, 2013

    These always remind me fondly of my grandma and her home cooking, something with which America has lost touch. I would crank the tunes and be a mixing mad woman with one in my kitchen!

  31. Darleen21
    May 16, 2013

    Outstanding website and recipe. Can’t wait to try.

  32. Healthymomto3
    May 16, 2013

    Would love to win this! Recipe looks amazing. :)

  33. TubaJD
    May 16, 2013

    I have been hoping for one of these as a gift for sometime. Here’s to lady luck!

  34. JessMG
    May 16, 2013

    I would LOVE to own a KitchenAid mixer! I have wanted one for years, but was never able to afford one.

  35. anneb
    May 16, 2013

    Your version of Gooey Butter Cake looks fantastic, and it would be so easy to make with a KitchenAid stand mixer.

  36. joshb8403
    May 16, 2013

    Would love to win this! I could make so many yummy desserts!

  37. tye8277
    May 16, 2013

    That cake looks wayyyyy to good. A Kitchen Aid Mixer has been on my wish list FO-EV-A. <3 <3 <3

  38. Janna
    May 16, 2013

    I would LOVE a kitchenaid – and seriously – candy apple red!!!! YES PLEASE!!!

  39. dwhitneyhansen
    May 16, 2013

    I’ve always wanted a KitchenAid mixer! It would be a great addition to my kitchen and think of all the new recipes I could try!

  40. erinsovens
    May 16, 2013

    I make large batches of cupcakes so this would be awesome!!

  41. vivirod
    May 16, 2013

    thanks for the giveaway! that recipe looks soo good!

  42. Cbaybee12
    May 16, 2013

    This Kitchen Aid is gorgeous! Would be such a staple item in my kitchen, I could only imagine all the compliments!

  43. mthammack
    May 16, 2013

    Would love a kitchenaid!

  44. Coley
    May 16, 2013

    Spectacular recipe! & thank you for the giveaway!

  45. Mollie
    May 16, 2013

    I would love to have that Kitchen Aid stand mixer; what a gorgeous color!
    I’m going to be making the recipe, too; it looks delicious.

  46. LisaD938
    May 16, 2013

    This recipe sounds amazing…I’d love to win and make it with my new KitchenAid mixer!

  47. Marina
    May 16, 2013

    Wow! A Kitchenaid standmixer and a Paleo cookbook! That’s great! Love the Butter cake recipe! will try it for sure.

  48. katarina08
    May 16, 2013

    Love Gather and would love to have the mixer to make cooking soooooo much easier!

  49. danisolas
    May 16, 2013

    I’ve always wanted a mixer… and a food processor… I finally got an immersion blender (thank you CostCo) … baby steps.

  50. [email protected]
    May 16, 2013

    My dream has always been to have a kitchen aid :)

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