Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE GOOEY BUTTER CAKE
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter(melted), plus 8 more Tbsp. (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-oz. package cream cheese, softened
3-4 Tbs cocoa powder
1 - 16-oz. box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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.
Tips: 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.