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

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.

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. May 10, 2013

      LOVIN the red mixer…. and the gooey butter cake…. YUMMMMMM

    2. notts4ever
      May 10, 2013


    3. vieve
      May 10, 2013

      I have an 12 year old cobalt blue model of the Kitchen Aid mixer…I LOVE IT! My sister has a 30+ year old white hand me down from Mom. But, sis has a thing for the color red…if I win this she gets it!

    4. MicheleC
      May 10, 2013

      This is an awesome giveaway! I would love any of the prizes and I am totally going g to make that cake!

    5. lullaby_tr
      May 10, 2013

      I would love to win the Kitchen Aid mixer!!!!
      I’ve been wanting one for a very long time

    6. heart4heidi
      May 10, 2013

      What a beautiful and simple recipe! So excited because our oldest son married a beautiful girl from St. Louis and has moved to St. Louis from California! Would love to win this gift for them 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!
      Have a happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

    7. May 10, 2013

      Well, first let me wipe the drool from my mouth after seeing the delightful butter cake picture. It’s dreamy to not only think about a new mixer but, to hold a signed copy of Gather in my own hands. I’d really startle the FedEx or UPS guy at the door upon it’s arrival!

    8. yvonneadrienne
      May 10, 2013

      I would LOVE to win that beautiful mixer!! The cake looks to die for too, will have to make that!

    9. Moonmedic
      May 10, 2013

      This would be amazing to win! Would love to use it to try the cake recipe 🙂

    10. May 10, 2013

      Love the new cookbook! Can’t wait to try some of the yummy looking recipes! But where the heck do I find duck fat?? I’d love to win this mixer – what a great give-away…

    11. Max
      May 10, 2013

      Wow. I always wanted a kitchenaid but could never justify the pricetag. If I win I promise to try the gooey butter cake and post a picture on your twitter and Facebook!

    12. bharris2455
      May 10, 2013

      Wow, this looks great! Thank you for the awesome recipes you share! I’d love to take my baking to the next level with this fantastic mixer!

    13. Danie
      May 10, 2013

      I love this Red Kitchenaid mixers and I need 1 before my baby’s birthday to make her cake. =) THANK YOU FOR THIS CHANCE!!!

    14. May 10, 2013

      When you need to bake, ice, and slather
      And all you’re cooking dreams start to fade
      You can turn to the cook book, “Gather”
      And put your trust in a brand new kitchen aid!

    15. makenna629
      May 10, 2013

      Hi. I do lots of paleo cooking and think it would be a lot easer with a kitchenaid!

    16. Barbara
      May 10, 2013

      Kitchen Aide is the Bomb…!

    17. pjdominici
      May 10, 2013

      I’ve been jealous of my sister’s KitchenAid for years. This may be my big chance.

    18. velma96
      May 10, 2013

      this recipe looks amazing! Yum!

    19. janelkaye
      May 10, 2013

      Fingers crossed! 🙂

    20. thepetlady
      May 10, 2013

      Looks yummy but too much sugar for me! Love the mixer though 🙂

    21. Joyous
      May 10, 2013

      oh. my. yum. yes, please. that cake looks absolutely delicious, and it’d be tons of fun making it w/ a kitchenaid!

    22. PaleoFrog
      May 10, 2013

      I LOVE “Gather”. I read it last night to my daughters (ages 7 and 10) as a bedtime story. My 7 year old squealed at each page, over the beautiful pictures and menus. We look forward to making every single recipe together.

      I love your site, and us e”MyKitchen” frequently. The KitchenAid would be used daily in this house!!

    23. chromey
      May 10, 2013

      What a wonderful giveaway! I’m new to Paleo. I have food allergies to wheat, corn, soy, peas and peanuts. I think Paleo is my ticket to staying safe. 🙂

    24. jebiggins
      May 11, 2013

      I would love to have one of these as I love baking!

    25. dav
      May 11, 2013

      yum treats

    26. minniemom
      May 11, 2013

      I have always wanted a KitchenAid Mixer!! I would sooo love to win this 🙂

    27. MsAstronaut
      May 11, 2013

      I am about to begin my adventures as an adult and own my own place (with a roomie of course). This would be such an excellent piece of equipment to keep paleo eating easy while attending grad school. I’d love to win this (or even just the cookbook to help create paleo meals 🙂

    28. richark
      May 11, 2013

      Would LOVE to win this mixer!!!

    29. May 11, 2013

      You make all things possible! Thank you for sharing the sweet baked recipes, too. I am a former baker who had to let that side go when we took on this lifestyle. I’m not looking back! Can’t wait to try your recipe! I would LOVE to win this mixer. My 4 kids would be thrilled!!!

    30. jolrmama
      May 11, 2013

      Eat your heart out, Paula Deen! This gooey butter cake looks amazing!

    31. brittneywelch
      May 11, 2013

      I can’t wait to try this cake out. I’m doing 21 DSD right now so i will have to wait until next month

    32. jnbwrs
      May 11, 2013

      Red is my favorite color. Baking would be so much more fun with a new KitchenAid mixer!

    33. May 11, 2013

      I’m usually not a fan of cake, but this recipe looks quite scrumptious! And a mixer, to boot 🙂

    34. May 11, 2013

      Out 14-year-old daughter is our paleo baker – this will be great for Mother’s Day!

    35. pinkcupcake22
      May 11, 2013

      I tried gooey butter cake when I visited St. Louis last fall – SO good! Hope to try this recipe soon. This mixer is gorgeous – thanks for the giveaway!

    36. lindsay
      May 11, 2013

      OOH! I’ve always wanted a KitchenAid! Also, this cake recipe sounds supreme. I can’t wait to make it for my family on vacation!

    37. starmoonfairy
      May 11, 2013

      LOVE the red color! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    38. ecinssim
      May 11, 2013

      All these prizes look great!!

    39. BlessedBlogger
      May 11, 2013

      Looks yummy. Good luck in the contest everyone!

    40. May 11, 2013

      Love this. Love your site. Dying to open my Mother’s Day gift tomorrow (ahem… Gather)

    41. Schmidty
      May 11, 2013

      The cake looks wonderful and so does the mixer!

    42. stefaniegladden
      May 11, 2013

      I could definitely use a kitchen aid mixer!!

    43. J.S.
      May 11, 2013

      Tried this recipe last night, thanks.

    44. mell
      May 11, 2013

      I am anxious to try this recipe. It sounds delicious.

    45. one2try
      May 11, 2013

      Mmmmm cake. drooling now.

    46. ruggerteach
      May 12, 2013

      Can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m in the fire academy, and with all the running around and lifting we do, I’ve needed some extra dessert.

    47. foxyjenrn
      May 12, 2013

      I would SO love to win a Kitchen Aid mixer… I could make paleo donuts, of course! 😉

    48. ABCherry
      May 12, 2013

      I can’t wait to make this cake!!

    49. ABCherry
      May 12, 2013

      Can’t wait to make this cake! It looks amazing!

    50. mrsrachapman
      May 12, 2013

      my husband begged me to bake this 🙂

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