Mind you, this is not any ordinary chocolate cake. Do you see the "gooey" and "butter" words in the post's title? Yep. it's Paula Deen's recipe. So you know it is good!
So maybe it is not so healthy for you. It's cold outside - excuse no.1, it's holiday baking time - excuse no.2 and ... well, it's cold outside 🙂
Wanna feel better about baking this one? Make two 8x8 pans and give one to your neighbor or a friend. Spread the love!
Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake
adapted from Food Network Magazine Jan/Feb 2011
1 18.25oz box chocolate cake
3 large eggs
2 sticks butter ( 1 cup ), unsalted, melted
1 8oz package of cream cheese, at room temp
4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9"x13" baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, 1 egg and 1/2 cup of the melted butter. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add 2 eggs and cocoa powder. Mix well. Add the powdered sugar ( you might want to reduce the speed of your mixer at this point or you will end up with the sugar all over yourself:) ). Mix well.
Slowly add the remaining melted butter and vanilla. Beat until it's smooth. Spread the cheese mixture over the chocolate cake batter.
Bake for 50 minutes. The center should be slightly gooey. Cool before slicing.