Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake

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Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake is a favorite for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. With only about 10 minutes of effort, you can have this cake in the oven making your house smell incredible!

Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake

Chocolate Butter Cake

This gooey, chocolatey, buttery dessert is an easy cake to make on a whim. Classic butter cakes start with a box of cake mix and a whole lot of butter. There’s a good reason they’re so delicious!

As the story goes, the original gooey butter cake was created by accident – a very happy accident years ago.

The Chocolate Butter Cake is delicious on its own or served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

As you can probably determine from the name itself, Gooey Butter Cakes tend to be very rich, buttery, and sweet. A small slice is all most people want to eat, and they savor every bite.

I like to serve this with a cup of coffee for the adults or a glass of milk for the kids.

Gooey Rich Chocolate Butter Cake

Chocolate Butter Cake Ingredients

  • butter
  • devil’s food chocolate cake mix
  • eggs
  • cream cheese
  • cocoa powder
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • pecans
Chocolate Butter Cake

How to Make A Chocolate Butter Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Stir well. Spread mixture into the prepared pan and set aside. Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining 2 eggs and the cocoa powder. Slowly pour in the remaining melted butter and the vanilla, continuing to beat until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and continue beating until well combined.
  4. Stir in pecans. Spread the filling over the cake mixture in the pan.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking. Let the cake cool for at least 10-15 minutes before slicing.
The irresistible Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake

Easy Dessert Recipes

I’m a big fan of desserts that come together in just minutes. If you are also a fan, you’ll want to check out the Peanut Butter S’mores Bars, Inside Out Caramel Apples, and Puff Pastry Danishes.

This Lemon Bundt Cake is another favorite that starts with a cake mix – and that lemon frosting looks fantastic.

Don’t miss the whole collection of No Bake Cheesecakes too!

The irresistible Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake

Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake

Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake is a favorite for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. With only about 10 minutes of effort, you can have this cake baking in the oven and making your house smell incredible!
Servings: 20 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup melted butter divided
  • 15.25 ounces package devil's food chocolate cake mix (I use Duncan HInes.)
  • 3 eggs divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan with butter.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Stir well. Spread mixture into the prepared pan and set aside. Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add the remaining 2 eggs and the cocoa powder. Slowly pour in the remaining melted butter and the vanilla, continuing to beat until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and continue beating until well combined.
  • Stir in pecans. Spread the filling over the cake mixture in the pan.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking. Let the cake cool for at least 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Notes

Walnuts may be substituted for the pecans in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal · Carbohydrates: 35g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 21g · Saturated Fat: 9g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g · Monounsaturated Fat: 7g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 61mg · Sodium: 306mg · Potassium: 131mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 27g · Vitamin A: 475IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 55mg · Iron: 1mg
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