Gooey Butter Cake

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Gooey Butter Cake
Make this Gooey Butter Cake on the weekend and enjoy it with a cup of coffee for breakfast, or as an after-dinner treat with something bubbly.
Course Desserts
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Dough
Filling
Course Desserts
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Dough
Filling
Instructions
To Make the Dough:
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, shortening, and salt.
  2. Add the egg and beat for 1 minute until well blended.
  3. In a small bowl, warm the milk in the microwave and then slowly add the active dry yeast until it dissolves.
  4. Next add the milk, flour, and vanilla to the sugar mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Turn the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  6. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a towel for an hour to let the dough rise.
To Make the Filling:
  1. In a very large mixing bowl stir together the sugar, butter, and salt.
  2. Add the egg and light corn syrup and beat until combined.
  3. Next add the flour, milk, and vanilla, and stir until completely mixed. (Note: Your filling will look and feel more like a dough than a pourable mixture).
To Make the Cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut your dough in half using a knife and spread evenly into two 8” x 8” greased pans, pressing the dough halfway up the sides of the dishes.
  3. Using the tines of a fork, prick holes in the dough to avoid bubbling.
  4. Spread the filling over the dough and let the pans stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes until the crust is light brown and the filling is set. Do not overbake.
  6. Let the cake cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy!
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