Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chocolate Marble Gooey Butter Cake

I found this recipe in my Cake Mix Doctor cookbook. It's similar to the Gooey Butter Cake that I made last summer but I actually like this one much better. It has chocolate on the top which adds a nice flavor and gives it a nicer color than the original recipe. My advice would be to make this recipe when you are taking it to a party or to feed a lot of people. This cake/bar is so good you could seriously eat the whole pan! I had to put what was left in the freezer so I didn't just eat all of it!

1 package (18.25 oz) plain yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg

1 package cream cheese, at room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 stick butter, melted
3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cake mix, melted butter & egg in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low until combined. Pat the batter evenly over the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan, smoothing it out with your fingers until the top is smooth. Set pan aside.

Place the cream cheese in the same mixing bowl (no need to clean) and beat with same beaters on low speed until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and melted butter and beat for about 1 minute. Add the confectioners' sugar and beat on medium speed until the sugar is well incorporated.

Place chocolate chips in small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring until chips are melted. Measure out 1 cup of the cream cheese filling and fold it into the chocolate mixture, stirring so the batter becomes one color. Set aside.

Pour the remaining filling onto the crust and spread with a rubber spatula so the filling covers the entire surface.

Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate batter over the top of the filling.

Then swirl them with a knife so the top of the batter has a marbled effect. Be careful not to cut through the crust.

Bake the cake until it is well browned but the center still jiggles when you shake the pan, 45-47 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cook, 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

Mine got left in the oven longer than it was supposed to because I was outside playing in the snow and forgot about it! Mine is going to be browner than yours but honestly, it still tasted great. It definitely got pretty brown but was still soft and chewy.

So yummy! Saryn had a few pieces and every time she would take a bite she would say, "Mmmmm, that's delicious!"


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