Food Photo Essay: Gooey Butter Cakes & More from Ann & Allen Baking Company

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In 2010 Marilyn Schotte and her brother Dale, co-owners of Park Avenue Coffee in Lafayette Square, spun off a company to handle demand for one of its most popular offerings: its gooey butter cakes. Now the Ann & Allen Baking Company (6343 Manchester Avenue; 314-256-9400) is spreading St. Louis' gooey butter cake gospel far and wide. Ann & Allen offers its cakes in 70 flavors and can be found locally at, among other places, Straub's.

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Crystal Rolfe
Work-in-progress: White chocolate raspberry gooey butter cakes.

RFT contributing photographer Crystal Rolfe got a peek behind the scenes, where the gooey butter magic happens. Of course, she thought to bring along her camera....

See also:
- RFT "Chef's Choice" profile of Ann & Allen co-founder Marilyn Schotte
- Gooey Butter Cake Goes Nationwide
- Food Photo Essay: 2013 Stout and Oyster Festival at the Schlafly Tap Room
- Food Photo Essay: The Block Restaurant Butcher and Bar

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Crystal Rolfe
A chocolate crust topped with chocolate chips awaits its goo.


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Crystal Rolfe
A carrot gooey butter cake in its unbaked state.


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Crystal Rolfe
Each pan is weighed before baking.

Location Info

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Ann & Allen Baking Company

6343 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Park Avenue Coffee - Lafayette Square

1919 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General


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1 comments
LeeLee1990
LeeLee1990

I don't think Ann and Allen are St Louis natives because I've tried their "Gooey Butter Cake" and its not what I think of when I want true St Louis gooey butter cake. Not to mention you have to be rich to buy a piece. Sorry Guys, nice try...but you failed.

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