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gooey butter cupcakes

Gooey Butter Cupcakes

An all from scratch homemade St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake in Cupcake Form! Press in vanilla cake is topped with gooey cream cheese and baked to sweet perfection.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Press In Crust

Gooey Top

  • 4 ounces cream cheese full fat and softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for dusting on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 12 cupcake tins. 

    Then make the bottom press in dough for cupcakes.

    Mix together all of the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon or silicon spatula.

    Then add egg and whisk in melted butter and vanilla.

    Divide the crust into the cupcake tins and press the filling into bottom and a bit up sides.

    Then use a hand mixer on medium speed to blend the cream cheese and butter until smooth and no lumps remain. 

    Add powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined. 

    Add eggs and vanilla and beat for a minute until a smooth and fragrant batter forms. 

    Spoon gooey batter over the crust. 

    Bake 18-20 minutes Cool and then dust over powdered sugar. 

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