I had never actually heard of a gooey butter cake until recently. It is not something you come across regularly here in Southern California, but I am so glad I did. This cake is dense and rich-and a little goes a long way.
I knew that this would be a great recipe to showcase the creaminess of Plugrá’s new tub of butter. Indeed the cake was creamy and delicious. Because I had used salted butter, I omitted the salt in the bottom layer in order to not over salt.
I LOVE salted butter. It takes me back to my childhood when my grandfather would take some fresh bread out of the bread maker and my grandmother would immediately spread salted butter all over the bread. To this day it is still the only thing she buys. In fact, whenever she comes to stay with me (or anyone for that matter) she always has a little cold pack filled with her salted butter.
I recently brought her a few tubs of Plugrá salted butter and a piece of this cake and she just about went crazy! Definitely a new family favorite in both categories!