Chocolate Marble Gooey Butter Cake

October 10, 2016
So good and so gooey!
The classic butter cake with a swirl of chocolate..
I mentioned a few months ago, that, over the summer, we had a big, family reunion with my Mom's side of the family. Lots and lots of cousins and lots and lots of food.

My older sister supplied all the drink and main dish foods, but, the rest of the family brought their own dessert or side dish. No shock here..I brought desserts.

I brought these Chocolate Chip M&M's Cookie Bars and per my younger sister's request, gooey butter cake. The "one from Paula Deen" she tells me. I made it and of course, it was a hit at the reunion. It's just so good. That darn Paula..she does knows her cake!



This cake is pretty much the same thing. Except, it has a very nice chocolate swirl on top. Don't worry, it still has that ooey, gooey center and delicious cake base. The chocolate just adds a bit more flavor to a cake that is already too fabulous for words.

Go grab some butter and get to bakin' this one..it's too good to pass up!




Chocolate Marble Gooey Butter Cake

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:20
Cook Time: 00:40
Ingredients (Serves: 8-10)
    FOR BASE
    • 1 box, yellow cake mix
    • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick ) butter, melted
    • 1 egg
    FOR FILLING
    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick ) butter, melted
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    Instructions
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
    FOR BASE
    In a mixing bowl, mix together dry cake mix, egg and melted butter. Beat until well combined. Your batter will be thick.
    Spread batter evenly on the bottom of baking dish. Set aside.
    FOR FILLING
    Beat cream cheese, eggs, melted butter and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until fully combined.
    Remove 1 cup of cream cheese mixture. Set aside.
    Spread remainder of cream cheese mixture over cake batter base.
    In your microwave or in a saucepan, melt chocolate chips until smooth.
    Mix melted chocolate chips with reserved 1 cup of cream cheese mixture. Mix until fully combined.
    Spoon dollops of chocolate cream mixture on top of plain cream cheese batter.Swirl carefully with a butter knife, creating a marble effect.
    Bake for 45 minutes. Don't let cake bake too long..it should be soft.
    Let cake cool completely before cutting.
    Adapted From The Country Cook

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