Ooey Gooey Butter Cake


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Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery

By Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna

Published 2014

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This flavor is second only to Salted Crack Caramel in popularity. Nothing is sweeter, more sinful, or more of a guilty pleasure than Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. It’s exactly the indulgence you need to mend a broken heart. Originally a St. Louis tradition, the cake is something Brian first had during summers at Trout Lake in upstate New York. Hilda, the grand matron of Trout Lake, made the cakes for potluck dinners. Brian asked her for the recipe, but she said no. After sneaking into her cabin but failing to wrestle the recipe from Hilda’s wiry hands, Brian remembered Google, and went to work. A couple of seconds later, he had found hundreds of recipes. As with many dishes, there really isn’t a secret to good ooey gooey butter cake, except the quality of the ingredients you use. We use an organic yellow cake mix, real vanilla beans, and European butter with a high fat content. Then we add cream cheese to the ice cream to highlight the gooey, cheesy qualities of the cake.