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Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted, plus 8 more tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted,
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. 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.
  3. In a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  4. Add the remaining 2 eggs, and the cocoa powder. Lower the speed of the mixer, and add the confectioners' sugar. Continue beating until ingredients are well mixed.
  5. Slowly add the remaining 1 stick of melted butter and the vanilla extract, continuing to beat the mixture until smooth.
  6. Stir in nuts with a rubber spatula.
  7. Spread filling over cake mixture in pan.
  8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking.
  9. Let cake partially cool on a wire rack before cutting.

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