BY Julie Kendrick
It’s bright yellow, fairly flat, lacking in fancy adornments and traditionally served directly from a baking pan, covered with nothing more than a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Establishments all over the city – from neighborhood corner bakeries to chic urban bistros – from serving their own version of this local delicacy.
Aficionados argue about which piece is best: the crispy-and-chewy brownie-like corners or the soft, creamy sides.
Like many great dishes, St. Louis’ gooey butter cake was born from a mistake.
While the city’s love for traditional gooey butter cake has continued, there’s a new generation of bakers in town who are putting a modern twist on the classic version.
There are new flavors like triple chocolate, white chocolate raspberry, peanut butter, chocolate chip, strawberry cheesecake, brownie, cinnamon, pumpkin, eggnog, gingerbread and red velvet.
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