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. Angela_O
      May 12, 2013

      Oh my goodness – I have always wanted this mixer. Winning this would be FAN-tastic!!!!

    2. May 12, 2013

      I didn’t use my KitchenAid much until I went grain-free, and now I use it all the time. I would love to win one for my parents, who are just starting to get into real food and I hope go grain-free soon.

    3. snapshotstacy
      May 12, 2013

      That is a BEAUTIFUL THING!

    4. tiffylynn719
      May 12, 2013

      I would love a KitchenAid! I do a ton of cooking at home and am always trying out your recipes. Can’t wait to try out the new cookbook Gather either! My wishlists items!

    5. inkrose
      May 12, 2013

      That is a gorgeous piece of machinery, and that cake looks seriously mouthwatering. Your site is one of my go-to places when I don’t know what to make for dinner. I wish I had the room to host more parties so I could make more of your baked goodies. Without other people to feed them to, I would eat the whole batch by myself!

    6. Lady_Sheppard
      May 12, 2013

      I would love one of these, my mom had one when I was still living at home, and she is still using it… they seem to last forever… just the best..

    7. Stampaholic1961
      May 12, 2013

      I would LOVE to win this! I’ve been wanting one for ages! Thanks for the chance!

    8. annnordquist
      May 12, 2013

      Eager to try this recipe!! I’m a huge fan of Kitchen Aid products! To own a lift stand mixer would be a dream come true!! thank you!!

    9. dlf73162
      May 12, 2013

      Oh My, to win a 7qt. KitchenAid would be a dream come true, and in Candy
      Apple Red to boot…..WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome giveaway.

    10. Sar
      May 12, 2013

      I don’t know which I’d be more excited about, the book or the mixer! Thanks for giving everyone the opportunity! I can’t wait to try my hand at making the cake this week!!!

    11. MtnSunshine
      May 12, 2013

      I Love Candy Apple Red!

    12. calythia
      May 12, 2013

      That looks AMAZING!

    13. stacirenae
      May 12, 2013

      This is the appliance I have been missing! I Need it!

    14. Lissa
      May 12, 2013

      Gooey Butter cake? Yes please!

    15. liveitrich
      May 12, 2013

      Love your recipes and blog posts.
      Thanks for doing this great giveaway too.
      I’m just getting into the Paleo lifestyle and am having fun experimenting with new ideas in cooking and preparing meals.

    16. kymber
      May 12, 2013

      Would LOVE the mixer…and can’t wait to try this new recipe

    17. aeschlosser
      May 12, 2013

      Either of these would be an awesome prize! Thanks for the opportunity!

    18. mamapatch
      May 12, 2013

      This recipe looks delicious and I would love to make it with a new Kitchen Aid mixer!

    19. jtigger
      May 12, 2013

      Yum! And such a pretty mixer.

    20. jtigger
      May 12, 2013


    21. JaniceT
      May 12, 2013

      I have always wanted one of these mixers but a copy of the Gather cookbook would be great too!

    22. lizard48
      May 12, 2013

      My favorite color candy apple red!!

    23. May 13, 2013

      This looks delish! Will have to try it out this week!

    24. KateO
      May 13, 2013

      would love to own this mixer…I’ve never had a KitchenAid!

    25. Carlos Saucedo
      May 13, 2013

      I would love to win this great mixer,is like a dream come true!!

    26. wkmendoza
      May 13, 2013

      Oh wow! That looks scrumptious!

    27. jrizzle
      May 13, 2013

      I can’t wait to try your yummy recipes! The mixer would make it much easier 🙂

    28. Fordock
      May 13, 2013

      always wanted a kitchen aid but just can’t afford one.

    29. DonnaAdams
      Supporting Member
      May 13, 2013

      I have my copy of Gather and can’t wait to start using it. Plus, I would love to win this mixer – how I don’t have one is a mystery to me…

    30. hschaper
      May 13, 2013

      I have been wanting a KitchenAid for so long! It would help me improve my cooking skills for sure!

    31. May 13, 2013

      The cake looks delicious. Winning the mixer would be great, but so would winning Gather. 🙂

    32. marissaw
      May 13, 2013

      I’ll have the cake and eat it too! YUM! That looks as delicious as the name implies.
      And, of course, I will need that beautiful red mixer to make this at home. 🙂
      Thank you for this great giveaway!

    33. May 13, 2013

      Love the KitchenAid! Would be great for meal preparation! Thanks for doing this contest!

    34. matya13
      May 13, 2013

      Awesome giveaway! I’m also looking forward to getting a copy of your new book soon! 🙂

    35. amybirs
      May 13, 2013

      I have been wanting a KitchenAid stand mixer for years, & this would be the perfect color for my kitchen 🙂 Thanks for the contest!

    36. stripeysmith
      May 13, 2013

      ooooooohhhhh! Would love this piece of kitchen art!!! We love your new book and have already made some of the dishes. It is a wonderful cookbook and can’t stop reading it 🙂

    37. hawvey
      May 13, 2013

      I made the cake for Mother’s Day. It was a hit. My FIL had a second helping.

    38. tlingenfelder
      May 13, 2013

      What a fantastic giveaway!! Thank you both, and here’s to hoping I’m the soon-to-be lucky winner!!

    39. boos2004
      May 13, 2013

      I would LOVE to give this to my newly married brother and sister-in-law!

    40. leannadc
      May 13, 2013

      Love the color!:)

    41. ButtercupMC
      May 13, 2013

      A Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer would be a dream come true for me! This cake looks so delicious!

    42. cestsibon
      May 13, 2013

      That shortcake looks sooooo good! Another recipe I have to try. Would LOVE to win the book!

    43. May 13, 2013

      What a great cake! Looks yummy!

    44. sstpierre
      May 13, 2013

      we are a huge paleo family and a kitchen aid is much needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we cannot afford one and are saving for our wedding as well!!!!

    45. 1Sypherwolf
      May 13, 2013

      Thank you, I’d really like to be a runner up 🙂

    46. natwid
      May 13, 2013

      Sweet giveaway! And awesome blog, I adore your recipes!

    47. Alicia Valdez
      Alicia Valdez
      May 13, 2013

      love it!!!!
      tku very much for the giveaway!!

    48. remyolson
      May 13, 2013

      Hoping to experiment for a wedding cake!

    49. mountain mama
      May 14, 2013

      oooh, would love to win this, it’s a beauty!

    50. jesruth
      May 14, 2013

      A KitchenAid stand mixer is at the top of my wish list ! Fingers crossed !! Thanks. 🙂

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