Recipe originally published on KetovangelistKitchen.com on 9/6/19. It has been lightly edited for re-publication.
I was introduced to the wonder that is Gooey Butter Cake by my Aunt Lissa. Aunt Lissa and Aunt Robin are probably the two best bakers in my family and while Robin's chocolate chip cookies are superior, Lissa brings the yum with the gooey butter cake.
Gooey Butter Cake originated in St. Louis, Missouri. A local baker got all kinds of mixed up when adding the butter and flour in a cake recipe and out came this new dessert, or so the legend goes. However it came about, it's a staple dessert in that area that has migrated over the years into the deep south. It's so popular even Paula Deen has her own version using boxed cake mix and an entire pound of powdered sugar. Yikes!
While we obviously aren't going to use Paula's ingredients, I did manage to ketofy this beauty from St. Louis with more friendly components, and hopefully it makes my Aunt Lissa proud.