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. 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. 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. 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. May 16, 2013

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

    11. May 16, 2013

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

    12. 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. 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. 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. May 16, 2013

      My dream has always been to have a kitchen aid 🙂

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