Monday, May 28, 2007

Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

I kept hearing about Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cakes and when I saw the recipe for a Double Chocolate one I knew I had to try it.


8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted, plus 8 more tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted, plus additional butter, for greasing pan
1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 egg, plus 2 eggs
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts (I omitted this)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly grease a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick melted butter, and stir until well blended. Pat mixture into prepared pan and set aside.

In a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining 2 eggs, and the cocoa powder. Lower the speed of the mixer, and add the powdered sugar. Continue beating until ingredients are well mixed. Slowly add the remaining 1 stick of melted butter, and the vanilla, continuing to beat the mixture until smooth. Stir in nuts with a rubber spatula. Spread filling over cake mixture in pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking. Let cake partially cool on a wire rack before cutting into pieces.

I baked it for 40 minutes and it came out wonderful. They are more like brownies than a cake, and the are gooey just like the name says!

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Kayte said...

yummmmm. that looks soooo good!

DeborahSW said...
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DeborahSW said...

Mmm... gooey cake. I made pretty much the same thing only with chocolate chips since I didn't have cocoa powder and it was delish! I want to try the pumpkin kind next. :)

Jigginjessica said...

Those look positively sinful! YUM!

Amber said...

Wow, that looks amazing. I have yet to make one of those gooey cakes. But I think I will soon.