My husband was raised in the area of Cairo, Illinois. There was a bakery there that I believed was named Eddie's Pastries. They had a dessert called "butter top coffee cake" that people still rave about even 40 years later. On the web I have seen what people believe to be THE recipe, but each time my husband declares it is not the same. I have spent years kissing too many frogs trying to make this childhood memory come to pass.
We have experienced the vast unemployment like so many of you and have been unemployed for one year. My husband's birthday is quickly approaching and this may be his only gift. If anyone has what they believe to be THE recipe, please share it. Just any coffee cake or gooey butter cake recipe will not do. I am told they are simply not the same. I would so appreciate any and all help in this matter. If you are the holder of a true original recipe I will be forever grateful, as will my husband. Thanks everyone!
By Mom from USA
You might already have this recipe. I've never tried it, so I can't offer any advice on any adjustments, etc. Good luck on your search! I know it can be very frustrating when you're looking for that special recipe from long ago. Have a great evening!
Eat and die a happy person!
I suspect what you are looking for is the St. Louis "Gooey Butter Cake". In Cairo they probably called it butter top. It is the best cake in the world and I wish I had some now. If they have a Dearburgs (I may have spelled that wrong) in Cairo they might carry it there. Other Dearburgs in Illinois have it. If you can't find a recipe buy the gooey butter. I think he will recognize it. (07/08/2010)
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