Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

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Nutella adds a delicious twist to a St. Louis tradition, where the cake becomes the crust and holds a gooey cream cheese filling. NUTELLA GOOEY BUTTER CAKE is a great addition to parties or potlucks and can be prepared up to three days in advance, getting better with time.

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slice of NUTELLA GOOEY BUTTER CAKE with whip cream on top

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Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

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I wish I could send smells over the computer  – because this Nutella Gooey Butter Cake made my house smell incredible!

a pan of Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

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This past weekend was Allison’s Homecoming Dance.  There was a little mixup with dinner reservations, so since all the kids were planning to meet at one house to take pictures, they decided to just have dinner there, and everyone could bring a dish.

Of course, Allison signed up for dessert and quickly informed me that anything Nutella would be a HUGE hit!

Since Gooey Butter Cake is a dessert that we often make for parties or potlucks, she wanted to know if we could try Nutella Gooey Butter Cake! I said, “I don’t see why not!”

I just switched out the yellow cake mix, for Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix and added a cup of Nutella and a little vanilla to the filling.

They look like brownies, but they are WAY better than any brownie you’ve ever eaten!  If you never had Gooey Butter Cake, it’s a flat dense butter cake with a gooey cream cheese filling on top, and a perfect sugary crisp crust forms over the filling,  that’s usually garnished with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

a piece of Nutella Gooey Butter Cake for You

It’s a dessert with a St. Louis origin and can be found in almost every St. Louis grocery store and bakery.  Gooey butter cake is now widely available outside of the St. Louis area.

Thanks to Paula Deen,  you can find recipes for many varieties, such as  Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake.

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Nutella In Gooey Butter Cake

But Nutella? Genius I tell you!  Someone needs to package the smell!  I’m pretty sure my neighbors were blessed with the sweet chocolate and hazelnut aroma wafting from our open windows.

The Nutella Gooey Butter Cake and Chocolate Chip cookies I made were devoured!

and the kids…………they had a great time!

 


 

 

a piece of Nutella Gooey Butter Cake on platter

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Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Nutella adds a delicious twist to a St. Louis tradition, where the cake becomes the crust and holds a gooey cream cheese and Nutella filling. NUTELLA GOOEY BUTTER CAKE is a great addition to parties or potlucks and can be prepared up to three days in advance, getting better with time.

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 1 (18-1/4 ounce) Box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

For Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325° F and lightly grease 13x9-inch pan
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter until well incorporated. Press into bottom of greased pan with fingers.
  3. For Filling:Using an electric mixer, blend cream cheese, 2 beaten eggs, Nutella and vanilla. Then slowly add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  4. Spread filling over cake batter, and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until edges are brown. (Do not over bake, the center should be a little gooey)
  5. Dust with powdered sugar on top after cake has cooled.

Notes

This cake is even better the next day and can be prepared up to three days in advance. If you can not find the Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake mix, any 18-1/4 ounce chocolate cake mix will do.

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