Deep Butter Cake is a speciality of St. Louis – or at least it was. Somewhere in the last ten or so years it seems to have disappeared from the cases of bakeries in my fair city. I was reminded of it by a reader. Marilyn was originally from St. Louis and remembers the city, and it’s bakery items, fondly. She commented on a blog of mine and asked if I knew of a recipe for the Deep Butter Cake.
As you can imagine, that sent me on a hunt – which was short!. While there are many listings for the other St. Louis speciality – The Gooey Butter Cake, there are only two for the Deep Butter Cake. The original recipe came from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch which ran the recipe from Helfer’s Bakery. The only other mention I could find was from Olla Padrida who altered the recipe by doubling the crumb part. Continue reading