Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mmm - Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake


 I love to bake.  It relaxes me and calms me down when I am stressed.  I love making chocolate chip cookies, but I think I have found my go to baking recipe – Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake.  This recipe is easy and so delicious.  I baked it over the 4th of July and it was a huge success.  The recipe calls for chopped nuts.  I used diced walnuts and I think I always will.

Ingredients

* 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

Directions

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.

What is your favorite cake recipe?

2 comments:

Alyson said...

Umm, hello, heaven! and ps, you are a blogging crazy lady... in the best possible sense. haha. You have a million posts. I can't keep up with all your fabulous, COLORFUL information. haha. Trying my best. :) xo
Have a great week!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Thanks Alyson! I am trying to blog more regularly and hopefully can keep it up! I am loving your new blog it looks so fabulous! Have a great week!!

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