Both Kevin and I enjoyed this cake for its unique texture and vanilla flavor. We did note that it was a bit sweet. I thought the addition of some sort of berries when serving would cut some of the sweetness.
One of my favorite chefs on The Food Network is Paula Deen. She is famous for her Gooey Butter Cakes in all flavors. Her recipes, however, all are made with a cake mix for the crust and include cream cheese in filling. At some point in the future, I will make her version and compare the two to determine which is the better one.
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
2. For filling: In a mixing bowl, beat 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar and ¾ cup butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in corn syrup and egg just until combined.