Gooey cakes are a wonderful self-layering cake concept that usually take cake mix and a few other pantry ingredients. The original gooey cake is called St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. Gooey cakes, no matter what flavor they are, all such cakes bake up into a gooey, delicious cake that no one can resist. Often times you see recipes calling for cake mix. There’s no need to resort to commercial cake mix when scratch cake, from start to finish, is easy enough. This is a quick cake that is utterly luscious and rife with holiday flair. You can make it in a 9 by 13 inch pan or a 10 inch spring-form or large quiche pan for a prettier, more festive presentation.