Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Can You Feel The Gooey Love?

I have always been a fan of Paula Deen.  She's a woman who tackled personal demons to give her sons a better life and to later become the success that she is today.  She's a down to earth Southern gal who loves to cook and of course loves to eat.  The best part is that she doesn't apologize for it.   She admits her love of butter on an almost daily basis.

I have tried several of her recipes, but one in particular has always been a huge success at potlucks and special occasions.  Her legendary Ooey Gooey Butter Cakes can make you gain 5 pounds just from looking at them.  Being the Chocoholic that I am, I was immediately drawn to the Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake recipe.

Try not to drool all over your keyboard!

If this looks like heaven on a plate to you as well, jot down this recipe and proceed directly to your kitchen.  You'll be glad you did.

Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake by Paula Deen


  • 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


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.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I love Miss Paula Deen and her gooey butter cakes. I think I need to go make one now!

    -A @SM