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Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Yield: 1 9x13-inch cake


Embark, on an adventure with the Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake, where every slice offers a symphony of delicious textures and flavors. Picture a chocolate cake base that’s incredibly moist and tender it practically melts in your mouth. On top of that, there’s a velvety layer of goodness that’s wonderfully gooey. With each bite you’ll experience the marriage of chocolate depth and smooth buttery bliss, creating an exquisite balance that will tantalize your taste buds. This cake isn’t a dessert; it’s a celebration of chocolate, in its most indulgent form—a true delight that promises to captivate both you and your loved ones with its irresistible charm.


Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix: 15 ¼ oz (such as Betty Crocker®)

Salted Butter: ½ c, melted

Eggs: 4, divided

Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp (Optional)

Cream Cheese: 1 (8 oz) package, softened

Cocoa Powder: 5 tbsp

Powdered Sugar: 4 c


Set your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare a baking pan measuring 9×13 inches by greasing it.

In a bowl combine the chocolate fudge cake mix, melted butter, 2 eggs and vanilla extract (if desired). Mix everything thoroughly until well combined. Press this mixture evenly into the greased baking pan.

In another bowl use a mixer to blend the cream cheese and cocoa powder. Add the remaining 2 eggs. Gradually incorporate the sugar while beating until it forms a fully mixed consistency.

Pour the cream cheese mixture, over the cake base, in the pan ensuring even distribution. Place it in your preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let the cake cool completely before cutting and serving. This step is essential as it helps to set the cake and enhances its gooey texture.


If you’re a fan of our Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake but need a gluten-free version don’t worry! Converting this recipe into a gluten-free treat is easier than you might think. Start by choosing a chocolate fudge cake mix. Many brands offer tasty options that deliver the same delicious taste without the gluten. Make sure to use cocoa powder and powdered sugar that are labeled as gluten-free to avoid any cross contamination during processing. As, for the cream cheese most varieties are naturally free of gluten. It’s always an idea to double check the label just to be safe.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins