Black & Wright

Evolution of Southern Fare

Located in Chicago, Black & Wright is renowned for its culinary excellence and southern inspired dishes. We invite you to tour our site and discover the joys of cooking

Black & Wright offers private cooking and catering events in an array of styles perfect for a small group outing, power meetings, garden parties, sixth or sixtieth birthdays, bridal showers and anything else that may fall in between.

Whether you are looking to learn how to BBQ, cook a vegetarian feast or a gourmet dinner we will be happy to work with you to prepare a tantalizing menu.

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Crust

2 cups sugar

2 1/2 cups All-purpose Flour

2 tea Baking Powder

1/2 tea salt

1 large egg

1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted

1/4 cup milk 

Filling

8 oz Cream Cheese At Room Temp

2 large eggs

1 tea vanilla extract

1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted

3 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare crust first. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first six crust ingredients with a wooden spoon until moist. Once moist add the milk. Transfer to a 13″x9″ lightly greased baking pan and spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

 Finished Crust

Finished Crust

Next, prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter, and continue to mix. Next, add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time until all sugar is mixed in. Pour filling over the crust, and spread evenly with a spatula.

 Mixed Filling

Mixed Filling

 Filling Poured on Top of the Crust

Filling Poured on Top of the Crust

Bake gooey butter cake for 40-45 minutes until it is browned, but the center is still jiggles when the pan is shaken. Cool for 30 minutes.

 Finished Butter Cake

Finished Butter Cake

 Sliced Cake

Sliced Cake